Dec 16 2015 12 CommentsOld Tokyo shop mannequin: A portrait Sadly even artificial, made to last visions of beauty aren’t free from the unflattering ravages of time.
Her hair is still in way better condition than mine…..
Haha, a bit messy, but still plenty of it!
Some soap and a lot of shampoo and she’d be beautiful again! 🙂
Yes, definitely a fair bit of shampoo!
Grim. And oddly sad too. It’s difficult not to perceive life in a mannequin. The one Rod Taylor watches through the years in the original Time Machine movie comes to mind.
Her neck must sure be stiff. Do you recall what has caught her attention so – (please not a TV :-)).
Were it not for the mostly obscured figures in the back, a black and white version of this would look at home in your Haikyo section.
I wonder how the owners would react if someone offered a free makeover.
Yes, I find them fascinating. Especially ones that are a bit different from the norm. Agree with the sad aspect too.
No TV for her to look at. Just many years spent staring at a dark corner. Once the sense of melancholy perhaps.
Didn’t even consider black and white to be honest, as I really liked the colours from the natural light peeking in through the shop entrance. But that’s a very good point. The shop wasn’t too removed from a haikyo either. I suspect they are far from inundated with customers.
Martin B says
She looks as if someone has just made a rather unwanted proposition to her.
Before any potential speculation, I feel it must be said that it wasn’t me!
that hairstyle looks very current!
It’d be nice to think that they at least update the wigs, but looking at the condition of it, I presume it’s just a case of the hairstyle becoming current once again.
d. minnis says
More mannikins (or however the hell it is spelled) Lee, you seem to capture them perfectly. I remember the ones from a year or two ago.
Yes, there were some very similar ones in another old shop. Can’t really explain why I like them, but there’s something about them I find very interesting.