1970s-style Japanese salaryman: A portrait

After his business went bang at the end of the bubble, this fella has become what countless millions of other Japanese men are — a salaryman. But, while he now takes orders and dons the de rigueur suit and tie, the glasses betray the far more free-spirited person within.

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Tokyo summer colours, summer kimonos

Rainy season seems to have finally wrung itself dry, so from now on it’s only going to getting hotter, and the sun a whole lot harsher. A time of year that needless to say is very much suited to light, loose-fitting clothing. But, while the standard issue of shorts and a t-shirt are comfortable, they aren’t nearly as attractive as more traditional summer attire.

Japanese summer kimono