Lately all the little girl's tshirts are sporting skulls--cute skulls, naturally, this being the Land of Kawaii (not the Land of the Rising Sun--they only said that to tick off the Chinese). For some reason, though, these shirts seem to be available only in kids' sizes. Believe me, if I find one in grown-up sizes, I'll have five:))
"The Life Is Various...
WHICH IS GOOD?"
Look carefully at those skulls. Notice the eye sockets?
Exactly. Stars for eyes on the lower left skull. An upside down heart for an eye on the lower right skull. Only in Japan, I swear, would anyone put skulls on tshirts and cutsie them up with hearts and stars. Whenever I see stuff like this, my reaction is always half charmed bemusement, half face-palm.
Of course, I say that, even though I'd trade a finger to find that shirt in my size.
Note: Halloween is slowly taking hold in Japan, too. Not actual door-to-door TrickorTreating, mind you, but parties and decorations and Halloween themed snacks and candy. Why? Because dressing up little kids is CHO KAWAIIII (totally cute), of course:-)) Happy Halloween, all!