People passed out on the streets in Tokyo isn’t an especially uncommon sight, particularly so on a Saturday or Sunday morning. As regardless of whether one is a young reveller or long in the tooth transvestite, it’s all too easy to get carried away with Japan’s wonderfully relaxed licensing laws.
This scene, however, is a bit different. There are of course the tired souls, but then there’s also a mannequin, sleeping bag and the fluffy green outfit. Almost like an odd mix of public sleeping and performance art.
The green fuzzy guy looks like an off-duty mascot character. But where’s his head? Surely you get fired if you lose your head.
Haha, that’s very true! Hadn’t even thought of that. If only he had been wearing it, that would have really been something.
You’ll get that photo someday, I’m sure of it.
Hope so. Fingers crossed and all that.
Lee I’m telling you you’ve gotta published a book. Awesome.
Cheers! It would be nice. One day. Maybe. Hopefully!
Hans ter Horst says
Very difficult to make any sense of those three without any context, clearly they came well prepared for their nap with the cardboard, etc.. I’ll just add it to the ‘amazing Tokyo’ category. 🙂
I know. Actually being there didn’t add any more meaningful context either. A very odd one…
The green outfit is great.
I think what makes the “kinks” so outrageous by comparison is because the society is otherwise so straight-laced about so many meaningless things. I mean, face it, where can one see the kind of dress-up common to Harajuku daily outside the Greenwich Village Halloween parade?
A bit special, isn’t it?
Yeah, for all Japan’s adherence to rules and societal expectations, there are a surprising amounts of sights like this to see. Definitely not just in the likes of Harajuku either.
Those maroon boat shoes are sharp!
He’s sharply dressed in general. Certainly too sharp to be sleeping in a dingy alley. Or at least that’s what one would assume…
Those mannequins and setting…like you are gonna wake up in some Silent Hill nightmare…with a hangover;(