The truth about living in Japan

Beyond the picturesque mountainscapes and vibrant red Tori gates lies a world of concrete skyscrapers and fashion victims.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Horrible Hair, Osaka

I've gotta try and sneak a photo of this, but I'm not sure how to justify aiming a camera in a stranger's face.

There's a horrible fashion in Japan of young (very often ugly) japanese women dying their hair the colour of urine and then poofing it up at the back with a bucket of hairspray.

The overall effect is that they must be going bald or something to need their hair puffed up so much. Obviously they do their hair facing a mirror and don't realise how awful it is.

Just this morning I sat across from 3 such horrid visions, each primping and preening themselves in their hello kitty mirrors. I wonder why they don't tell each other that they messed their hair up so royaly at the back. My only explanation is that they want it to look so bad. Maybe they think it detracts from their very bad teeth and acne-ridden skin.


At 1:05 am, Blogger Rosebud said...

Boy! You are in a very negative mode. I understand how strange people in foreign countries can look. I have heard that the Japanese think Americans smell horrible. That feeling was just after WWII when the diets were so diverse. We live in a humid climate and I believe your moldy smell could be cleared up with the de-humidifier. Cheer up. I would give anything to live in Japan. Does it look anything like the modedrn woodblock prints?

At 12:43 pm, Blogger Eliza said...

Yeah maybe I come off a little negatively at the moment, but I am sick so the world is a little puce-tinted right now.

There are plenty of very cool and incredibly stylish Japanese people, but then there are the urine-heads too.

Modern woodblock prints ... well, it's not exactly black and white, although it is a little grey in winter. Mostly Japan is a VERY bright place, with lots and lots of neon lights.

At 4:59 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Youre a disgusting person, how judgmental can you be? You make me ashamed to be an Australian. All you do is complain like a spoilt teenager, you should be embarrassed. You previously mentioned in another blog post that you 'embrace the differences,' let me relay to you some key information, complaint and poignant out flaws in another culture isn't called embracing, infant it's quite the opposite. You're an idiot, and I know you're going to reply and be like 'omg no I so didn't blah blah blah' save it, you won't be convincing anyone but yourself, hun.


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