Sunflower Field Of Countryside / 畑の中のヒマワリ (by Dakiny)
Tsu-chan shows the many different styles from different parts of tokyo. She dresses as a gyaru in shibuya, b-gal in roppongi, lolita in harajuku and a maid in akihabara. She writes how she feels about each style in the little text bubble.
Shibuya: Shibuya, or rather 109!! When you say 109 its GAL. As you can see I am wearing extremely gyaru clothing but in reality I have not worn this extreme gal style in private before. Shibuya is a city I visit often, its the kind of city that if everyone takes care you can meet up? (this sentence was kinda hard to translate) Gyaru is the kind of clothing that makes one genki.
Roppongi: When I think of bgal i think of black hair so I wore a wig. I didn’t change my makeup but somehow with this hair colour theres a huge transformation. I had to kind get into wearing this… Speaking of which, when I had black hair, I also dabbled in bgal.
Harajuku: Lolita is the number 1 style I wanted to try out. If i wore it I definitely wanted to wear blue. Just wearing it I feel super girly, it surprised me! Next time I want to do it with my real hair. I am very satisfied.
Akihabara: When you think of Akihabara it is maid! The truth is I haven’t seen a real maid in Akihabara before… Does… this suit me? In my home, all electrical appliances are from Akihbara. Well, this is Japanese is culture!! …. moe~~ haha
The Last Japanese Mermaids
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence
Women are so perfect.