Nov 24 2014 17 CommentsJapanese girl with a gun Japanese festivals are always good value. There’s plenty of food and booze, plus more than a few things to see and do. But none of them, it would appear, are quite as much fun as using a firearm.
Cute photo. You should tell them that women becoming hunters (with actual firearms) is gaining popularity in Japan. https://twitter.com/mezasekarigirl
Had no idea about that. Interesting. Hello Kitty guns next?
I have seen several images of Hello Kitty guns; pistols, shotguns and rifles. Sanrio had to release a statement that they do not endorse Kitty’s image being used in that way. Even so… I really want a Hello Kitty shotgun. 😉
Haha, no way. I was only joking about. Should have known better!
She is everywhere. ^_^
Hans ter Horst says
The matsuri really form a great subject, I shot some similar photos myself in Kawagoe when I was over there last year: http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/matsuri-shooting-gallery/
Very nice. A sure shot x 2!
Sometimes, . . . No. Lately, I’m often ashamed to be an American.
To be honest, growing up in Britain, the whole gun thing is simply impossible to comprehend…
It didn’t used to be that way. Like millions of other suburban boys growing up in the 50s and 60s, I had an arsenal of guns for playing “cowboys and Indians” and “army.” But we all quit even before we were out of elementary school and I don’t think I have a single friend from the period that owns a gun now, even for hunting. This is something that came about in the last couple decades of the 20th Century, thank you Republican Party and the NRA.
Ah, ok. Sadly that’s not in the least bit surprising. And even sadder there’s seemingly no turning back as well….
Your response suggested that leaving out “toy” could lead to a misunderstanding.
Sorry, not quite sure what you mean…
As for toy guns, however, I too had a fearsome arsenal of them as a youngster. A machine gun, several pistols and a rifle as well if I remember correctly. But like your childhood, that’s where any further interest stopped.
The “Ah, Ok” suggested to the sensitive soul that I am that you might have thought I was speaking of having real guns as a kid. Didn’t want any misunderstandings regarding that.
Both grandfathers hunted back when they were still ranching in the 1930s and 1940s in Montana and E. Oregon, respectively. But that ended with that generation. My dad’s dad took him out deer hunting once. My dad missed on purpose and that was the end of that.
Ok, with you. Totally understand. It reminded me of my childhood, so never thought for a minute that you meant anything other than toy guns.
ValÃ©rie Fujita says
Lovely smile! Matsuri time, shrines at their best. I love the fun fair atmosphere of the simplest matsuri in Japan.
Yeah, I totally agree. Luckily there are a whole host of festivals to enjoy too.