Photographs from a small group of islands
Jan 13 2015 4 Comments
Coming of age, in a technological age.
J Michael says
1/13/2015 at 12:02 pm
I couldn’t figure out why I saw so many young women in kimonos and young men in suits in Atsugi City yesterday until I saw an SUV tearing down the road with seemingly all occupants sitting on the edges of the windows and howling like dogs; then I put it together.
1/13/2015 at 2:00 pm
Haha, sounds like they were certainly enjoying their day!
Didn’t see that many when out and about yesterday, although I wasn’t near any of the popular gathering places.
Hans ter Horst says
1/14/2015 at 7:16 pm
The Wikipedia article that you link to is amusing to me: “(…) and to help them realize that they have become adults.” Fun time is over; conform, the nail that sticks out will be hammered down”
My Japanese teacher when I was living in France always enjoyed sharing stories of Japanese office life and why he moved to Paris to be as eccentric as he wanted to be 🙂
1/14/2015 at 9:32 pm
It’s always shocking to see how quickly Japan’s young change once Uni is nearly done and job hunting starts. Those recruit suits are donned, and all individuality is gone — possibly forever…
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