Monday, September 28, 2009
Will Miss #50 - school uniforms
I like the concept of school uniforms and the way in which they simplify and unify the appearance of all of the kids at a particular school. I know that a lot of Western folks feel that forcing kids to wear them strips away their individuality, but the truth is that most Japanese people have fond memories of their uniforms. Most of them liked the fact that they didn't have to shop for expensive clothes for school or have to think about what to wear.
I'll miss seeing school uniforms and knowing that they're eliminating the class and fashion consciousness that you encounter in schools back home.