Back in 2006 I wrote about, Free Hugs – Any takers in Tokyo?
I was very dubious that the Free Hugs Campaign would amount to much in cold-fish Japan where nobody hugs in public. Right off, the Japanese huggers only use signs written in English as you see (since in Japanese it would look insane/perverted).
Well, I was proven wrong. FREE HUGS [フリーハグ] JAPAN has become an institution at Harajuku’s freakazoid bridge. Every Sunday there will be some freakazoids (wallpapers.3yen.com) with signs soliciting hugs. However, my photographer friend, MasaMania, posted these camera-phone photos of too FREE HUGS.
I think I will go to Akihabara’s open street afternoon on Sunday to get my my free hugs from now on.