Photographs from a small group of islands
Dec 09 2015 24 Comments
Or even an ingenious hat/hair hybrid?
12/9/2015 at 9:02 am
Wow. That is one of the most unique beards and hair styles I’ve seen in a while. Seems like it would be warm.
12/9/2015 at 11:48 am
A bit special, isn’t it? And yes, looks absolutely perfect for winter.!
12/9/2015 at 1:28 pm
That’s what my hair would look like if I let it grow… which is why I have it cut really short, despite being female! ;S
12/9/2015 at 6:24 pm
That, I think, is a very wise move!
12/9/2015 at 7:17 pm
This time of year?.. just on his way to a gig…
12/9/2015 at 7:52 pm
Haha, hadn’t thought about that!
12/9/2015 at 8:04 pm
Good for him. That’s a lot of hair for a man his age!
12/9/2015 at 9:58 pm
It is. Can’t argue with that!
Hans ter Horst says
12/10/2015 at 2:48 am
Santa incognito! Although I really think he should go for dreadlocks and braid the beard, now that would be something!
The tie gives away that he is a free spirit although he still has the company pin. My wife is convinced that the hair is a wig, sort of a Russian fur hat 🙂
BTW, all the guys in the photo are wearing their bags “train conductor-style,” is that the fashion in Tokyo these day? It never occurred to me to carry my bag like that.
12/10/2015 at 9:07 am
He really is an interesting fella, isn’t he? And yeah, he’d be even more interesting if he went for the dreads and braids! I wondered if it was a company pin or just for fancy. Really hoping it’s the latter. And as for it being a wig, I initially though it was, then thought it wasn’t. And now I have no idea at all!
No idea if that’s the fashionable way to carry a bag or not to be honest. On the rare occasion I have a bag, that’s how I always carry it. But not for any reasons of appearance, just cos it feels comfy that way.
12/10/2015 at 9:19 am
I think it’s a yeti passing for human.
12/10/2015 at 11:45 am
Haha, they live among us!
12/11/2015 at 1:34 am
“Tokyo Train Conductor Style” like “Tokyo Camera Style” but for bags .. perhaps with a touch of “FRUiTS” ?
12/11/2015 at 10:20 am
Sorry, not with you…?
12/11/2015 at 12:36 pm
a website devoted to erm.. photographing Tokyo Cameras and a hint of style
whereas Fruits Magazine included a lot of style and few cameras, both of which, I have heard, are quite interesting ;O)
12/11/2015 at 2:44 pm
Ah, ok. Cheers. Got you. Know Tokyo Camera Style well, but didn’t know about the wonderfully named Fruits. I shall check that out.
12/12/2015 at 4:46 am
Great. Perhaps you are already a star (in the first one!).
12/12/2015 at 1:17 pm
I did make an appearance a few years ago!
12/11/2015 at 7:03 am
Another notable thing is how often do you see people of that generation with their arm around their beau? In fact you don’t see it all that often in younger people either I think.
12/11/2015 at 10:21 am
Yes, that’s a very good point. Almost never. It wasn’t just a reaction to something either, as they walked down the whole street like that. Very nice to see.
12/12/2015 at 5:45 am
You capture so many unique characters, Lee
He has the air of a music professor/professional. Are the fingers on his right hand taped up?
Nice reference to Fruits there john, a magazine I downloaded from time to time. Interest to look at from my perspective, but more for my youngest who’s dress sense perfectly fits. He has some large format card collections of theirs too. He loved Harajuku and Shibuya when we visited – I had to buy an extra case for the return trip 🙂
12/12/2015 at 1:19 pm
Fortunately Tokyo has no shortage. A very interesting man, isn’t he? And yes, his fingers were taped up, further adding to the intrigue.
Sounds like your son thoroughly enjoyed his trip!
12/12/2015 at 7:34 pm
He sure did. It was a pre-university gift for him and his girlfriend. Once they’d got the hang of the Shinjuku tunnels and station and were armed with charged Pasmo cards they followed their own routes. I’d given them details of 30 locations and we did a lot of the same things, just at different times and at a different pace, as was only right 🙂 We did do the Studio Ghibli museum together though.
They are ten weeks into life at uni now, and I think they’ve come to terms with their student apartment not quite being the same as the 5* one they enjoyed at the hotel 🙂
12/12/2015 at 9:41 pm
Haha, the harsh lesson that holidays aren’t real life!
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