Regardless of how long I stay here, there are many (if not most) things about the Japanese that I will never truly understand.
To start with there is their overriding sense of conformity and fear of standing out from the crowd.
And perhaps because of this, it can be disheartening to never see anyone acting with a bit of spontaneity, or unashamedly making a show of themselves.
Plus whether it be fashion, furnishings, or even felines, cute is always the ultimate goal.
It can be ever so confusing…