a The Transit Lounge: Looking the Part

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Wednesday, January 20

Looking the Part

A big thing in Japan is looking the part of whatever it is you are trying to do. So for example, if a Japanese person tells you they surf, chances are they have the surfboard, the wettie, the rashie, the wax, the hair and the clothes....but it might not mean they have the skill.

I took this pic in Chigasaki about 18 months ago and I love the confusion of it all. To me, it is just so wonderfully mismatched. Heels and a boogie board anyone?



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