Like a lot of old Japanese shops, this is one to enjoy and leisurely take in all the lovely details. There’s the sign, colourful awning and the way the building seems to lean this way and that. It’s also interesting to imagine how many years such places have been in business, along with the incredible changes they must have seen.
All that said, this one is different from most. Not in the way it looks, but in regards what looks out from it.
On a much less disturbing note, I should mention that Tokyo Conversations, a new photobook made by my friend Giovanni and I, is still on Kickstarter, but the campaign ends Sunday lunch time (JST), so if you’d like to help us out, and get a book at the same time, the link is here. A publication that I’m happy to confirm contains no images of unsettling old mannequins whatsoever.
These would be so good for Halloween!
It’s halloween everyday in this shop…
Have never seen mannequins like these in Japan before! Or anywhere else, for that matter.
What was the creator thinking when he/she designed them?!? What are the owners of the shop thinking in using them?!?
I’ve seen some strange ones, but yeah, none quite like these.
It was funny, I popped in and rather sheepishly asked if I could take some photos of them. The elderly owner wasn’t the least bit surprised, so I suspect they are quite popular in their own peculiar way.
I would NEVER shop here! 😮
Yes, it’s definitely not the most appealing of window displays…