Photographs from a small group of islands
Nov 07 2014 14 Comments
11/7/2014 at 8:43 am
No description needed, lol. I love this one. She’s perfectly coordinated with the graffiti.
11/7/2014 at 1:32 pm
That’s what I thought. Nothing needed!
She is, isn’t she? Bit of an eighties sort of vibe going to.
Hans ter Horst says
11/7/2014 at 3:31 pm
Ah, the young and rebellious! Too bad they always conform to be a salariman or OL in the end.
Japan could use a few more dissent voices, an Occupy movement. I guess I’m reading a little too much into a girl dressed 🙂
11/7/2014 at 4:56 pm
I’ve seen a good number of protest marches against nuclear power, hate speech and the changing of Article 9, but one unified movement is hard to imagine. Even more so one that really means business.
The 60s proved that people will, if pushed, but it does seem that those days are gone.
11/8/2014 at 4:40 am
Is that her picture on the door?
11/8/2014 at 11:49 am
Well spotted! Not sure she’d be thrilled at the comparison, but they do have very similar hair colouring.
Matt Talbot says
11/9/2014 at 12:04 am
The poor wee girl with her ripped trousers. Thank goodness she has tights on underneath to keep her warm.
11/9/2014 at 8:59 am
Haven’t seen jeans ripped quite as much as those for a long time. Well, at least not for fashion.
11/9/2014 at 3:09 pm
That’s a great expression with those fluffy ears(?)!
11/9/2014 at 3:36 pm
Yes, not quite as cheery as her headwear. To be fair though, after pressing the shutter I smiled at her, and I got a lovely big smile in return. One that definitely was as cheery as her fluffy ears!
11/9/2014 at 4:06 pm
Love this photo so much!
I just found your blog and it’s interesting! 🙂
11/9/2014 at 7:40 pm
Thank you very much!
11/10/2014 at 6:30 am
Wow. I’m wondering, is every persons evolution in Japan such, that they leave the flamboyant years behind the moment they get a job. Even rockers seem to… I don’t know. Clean up eventually. Somehow the culture seems more and more Amish to me. You know. Do what you want on crazy youth years, as soon as you grow to be an adult it’s all serious and stuff.
11/10/2014 at 9:03 am
It very often seems that way. As soon as it’s time to get a job, any hint of rebelliousness/individuality disappears, and it’s conformity time.
For many that is, but certainly not all. Dig a little deeper and there are reassuringly a good number of people who have shunned the set pattern and live their lives by their own rules. The changing shape of Japanese employment will no doubt only increase those numbers too.