Monday, August 30, 2010

'life in the city, life of people'

Rei Shito, a Tokyo street fashion photographer, blogs here:

Style from Tokyo

Love it!

A bunch of her photos filled the fashion pages of last Sunday's English print edition of the Asahi Shimbun -- shots of local ladies sporting socks with sandals and high-heeled shoes, a curious (if not entirely new) style choice given the oppressive humidity this time of year. Apparently it's a growing trend, in Japan and elsewhere...

More photos, and the accompanying article, can be found here.

Friday, August 27, 2010

dead but not gone

The story of the summer here in Japan: missing centenarians and their scamming relatives!

Eric Talmadge from the AP reports:

The story unfolded in late July when police discovered that Sogen Kato, who would have been 111 and was thought to be Tokyo's oldest man, had actually been dead for 32 years, his decayed and partially mummified body still in his home.

Police are investigating his family for possible abandonment and pension fraud.

Click here to read the whole article.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

If you're a fan...

Quick! You have 'til Aug 22 to see this Hello Kitty display out in Odaiba. Sadly, we will miss it as we are still stateside...

Thanks Mark!

One of the vintage Tokyo subway manner posters resurrected by the endlessly entertaining blog Pink Tentacle. Click here to see them all