posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 10:30 PM
Um...yeah. Sorry to burst your bubble guys, but yup, no see through skirt fads over here, unfortunately. I've lived in Japan for the last 5 years
and think that something like that would at least be picked up on the radar.
A few of you mentioned about all the vending machines...oh brother do Japanese love vending machines. Here's just a few of the doozies that I've
personally seen here in Happy Land:
Coke machine in the middle of nowhere, next to a rice paddy with no visible power cord (Hokkaido)
Used high school girls panties (Ueno)
Porno comic books (Kichijoji, Shibuya)
Porn mags & videos (just about every rural roadside in Hokkaido)
Dildos, vibrators, codoms, lube, etc (in the room at a love hotel in Sapporo)
Canned chicken on a stick / yakitori (Tokyo)
Beer & cig vending machines are also everywhere and aren't regulated in any way shape or form. They're automatically shut off at 11PM though to
"keep underage kids from buying" Uh huh...nice logic there. One of the best beer machines I ever saw was right off campus of the place I went to
school in Tokyo (ICU) though. For something like 1,000 yen, you could buy a 2 liter of Kirin Beer right out of the machine. Man that thing sounded
like an earthquake going off when it popped out.
As far as fads go though, the trendiest place is in the Tokyo neighborhoods of Shibuya & Harajuku. The biggest style going in these areas right now
(or may have just passed as I type this) is "pagyaru" or dressing up in stuffed animal costumes with racoon type make up (sorta have to see it to
And you thought see through skirts were bad...