Friday, 22 May 2009
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Enjoy these images taken on a gorgeous day.
The former Kaichi Primary School, built in 1876, represents an important milestone in the education system of Japan. Before this school was opened, only the children of samurai where given the opportunity of higher education. Kaichi means "opening people's intelligence." In 1872 the national education system was reformed with the intention of creating community education modeled after western education systems.
One could imagine this being the headmasters house just around the corner from the school.A fish-eye view of some happy students sitting at their wooden desks and chairs. Intricate facade of the main entrance.
Thursday, 7 May 2009
I am completely taken by the construction workers outfit. From the baggy pants, avante garde unintentional paint design to the toe-socks and slippers, it is a fashion statement of a different kind. Spring showers are not a deterrent to fashion either. The best looking galoshes can be found in Tokyo.
The traditional partnering the modern...
And now for some leg. The over-the-knee-stockings are the current rage.
Greatwith mini skirts and shorts...perfect summer wear.
Don't knock it 'cos even the anime world is sporting the look.
Gyaru is a Japanese transliteration of the English word gal.
You needn't bother with these, as they do not have any punch in this neck of the woods!
If you've lost a sock in the wash, this is one city where it don't matter...just whip out a contrasting partner and it will be fine, kawaii, no less!