Thursday, January 14, 2010

Will Miss #108 - fabulous costumes

Japan doesn't celebrate Halloween, so you don't often see people in costumes. However, on the occasion that people dress up for some sort of special appearance or celebration, the costumes almost always look great. I have never seen a Japanese person in a shabby or amateurish costume that looks like it was sewn together by their grandmothers or cobbled together from bits of painted junk that they assembled in the garage. They always look like they did their homework, took their time, and invested some scratch into looking the part.

I'll miss being impressed by these efforts to really inhabit the roles they're playing.