I have been pondering a question asked by a friend a while ago about the young girls in Tokyo who wear eye patches.
There seem to be many young girls who have gauze eye patches and no one knows why….I’m not talking about the ones who wear it as some kind of fashion statement, but what looks to be real medical eye patches.
Someone theorized that it may be from surgery, or infection after putting on makeup that hundreds of others have used from cosmetic shops (sample makeup).
Both theories are quite possible, but of course, if that was the case, most of the girls would require bandages on both eyes…right?
My explanation is this:
Young Tokyo girls are famous for putting on all of their makeup on the trains, cafes, buses, malls -you name it. The ones who choose to apply their makeup on the trains normally don’t pay attention to anything but their face and hair, so in a crowded or shakey train, it’s easy to get pushed or lose your balance (as I have seen far too many times already!) and poke yourself in the eye with a makeup applicator.
If anyone out there knows the real reason, I would love to hear from you! Me and my friends are placing bets!
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Just wanted to let everyone know about my newest project which is a guide book about modern Tokyo fashion from famous areas like Harajuku, Shibuya, Ginza and more.
Please check out my project and if you would like to support it, there are some goodies available for you!
Tokyo Fashion Guide
I saw this ad / art installation last year but just stumbled upon it while trying to clean up my folders. I thought it very a fantastic idea and it was quite a sight to see while having dinner outdoors by the water.
This ball must have been a few meters high since it was pretty big from far away for us. The volume was also quite high considering it was night in the city (Yokohama, Japan).
Here is a brief video to show you the projected images on a floating white ball (held down by ropes):
There’s no escaping it….. the Japanese stereotype is true…. but at least not this crazy….. yet!
Thank you yet again Japanese Commercial always providing me with hours of entertainment!