Today I am taking you away from the wonderful world of pens & ink and into the weird and wacky outer-world of modern Japanese culture. Let’s say that today’s post fits into the category of “Whatever.”
Sipping a cup of coffee and casually reading the morning paper on this Christmas Eve, I came upon something that I’d like to say surprised me, but in all honesty didn’t. It was an article about a phenomenon that has been gradually showing its face in the modern lifestyles of Japanese people and society. I have been here a while and am probably a little hardened (read: jaded, unimpressed and hard to shock), but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy some of the outrageous trends I come head to head with in my Japan odyssey.
Here’s one that I guarantee you will enjoy. In lieu of pens & ink, call it my Christmas Eve present to the Scriblets faithful.