Photographs from a small group of islands
Apr 27 2012 19 Comments
Happy. Unhurried. And hand in hand in Harajuku.
4/27/2012 at 9:17 am
Excellent…that was just the photo I wanted to see whilst having my morning coffee.
4/27/2012 at 7:28 pm
You are more than welcome!
4/27/2012 at 9:26 am
Love this picture! Beautiful Friendship!
I often see some Japanese Girls can hold hand by hand. Their relationships really sweet.
The friendships between Girls can be nice but when it turn sour, the situation is scary,hurtful or even ugly.
I only hold my daughter’s hand who is going to 12 years old this year. I glad that my daughter is still willing to let me hold her hand!
In my home country, some of the girls will feel embarrassed or even said is Childish. Even between girlfriends too!
Sorry, did I go off topic?!!
4/27/2012 at 7:31 pm
I’ve seen it now and again, but not too often.
Not off topic at all. I think it’s interesting how attitudes change, or how people in different countries behave. Hope your daughter is happy to hold your hand for a bit longer at least.
Meow â€¢ Totoro Times says
4/27/2012 at 11:17 am
Question is: why don’t we – guys – do the same? Can’t we be cute and sweet as well? Why do I even feel a bit disgusted by the idea of it? (I’m only asking the heterosexuals of course :p)
Jenna Karjalainen says
4/27/2012 at 1:54 pm
That’s a very good question to discuss, even though I’m a girl myself.
Maybe it’s because of this supermacho culture and men can’t show any that kind of affection.
4/27/2012 at 5:43 pm
I saw many guys do the same in India and Vietnam. I think different cultures make different lifestyles. In Italy where I live, is impossible to see two guys walking in the street hand in hand…
4/27/2012 at 7:36 pm
It’s an interesting question. One that’s difficult to answer too.
I’m very liberal, but I really wouldn’t feel comfortable walking down the street holding a male friend’s hand. Now whether that has more to do with me, or societal rules/expectations, I don’t know. Probably a good bit of both, along with a good dollop of Britishness.
4/29/2012 at 11:23 pm
Lee, my hand is yours for you to hold anytime.
4/30/2012 at 10:26 am
I think that admittedly very kind offer sadly brings all my feelings of uncomfortableness to the fore!
4/27/2012 at 2:53 pm
the one on the left totally looks like Snookie! 🙂 I guess it’s an international look after all unfortunately.
4/27/2012 at 7:38 pm
I’m afraid I don’t know who Snookie is, so I’ll just have to take your word for it!
Hans ter Horst says
4/27/2012 at 3:46 pm
From a more technical aspect, I do like the space around the girls, making them the immediate focus. 🙂
4/27/2012 at 7:44 pm
Cheers! I had one other shot of them. It was a bit sharper, but like you, I liked the space around them in this one.
4/27/2012 at 8:47 pm
Be happy you don’t! The mere mention of that name makes me need brain bleach.
4/28/2012 at 9:43 am
Ignorance is indeed bliss in some cases.
4/28/2012 at 3:43 am
Lovely photo. Takes me back to my teenage years walking around holding my girlfriend’s hand. 🙂 Sweet memories.
Thanks Lizzy. Happy to hear it brought back some good memories.
Cristiella de La Chevalier says
3/21/2019 at 2:23 pm
I grew up in Japan and now Me and My Bestie are attending College in the US.
We have stopped holding hands and miss it terribly.
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