Here’s an illustration* of Japan’s out of this world fashion sense…
Naoko Yamazaki, Japan’s female astronaut now on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and for the occasion, an outfit was made by Japanese fashion designer Jun Ashida—a slim-cut cardigan in blue with darker navy blue shorts.
“As a female designer, I chose a design and colour with a sense of grace … so that she can feel at ease as she carries out a tough mission in a male-dominated, bleak atmosphere,” Ashida said on Wednesday”
…more via bangkokpost.com…
Not surprisingly, the BBC News has a totally different take on astronaut Yamazaki, who’s, “husband gave up his job with a software company to look after their seven-year old daughter Yuki, allowing his wife to pursue her ambitions….”
According to bios on NASA’s website, besides being a damn handsome woman, astronaut Yamazaki has a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1993 and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1996—Not shabby since Japanese people consider University of Tokyo to be Japan’s equivalent of the Sorbonne, Oxford, or Harvard.
* Fair use – Parody: The fashion drawing at the top is a parody of the illustration of the Japanese designer Jun Ashida, which falls under the realm of Fair Use—It’s a Joke.
Come you think of it, giving a lady astronaut a tight cardigan with deep decolletage and make her wear shorts when she’s going to be bumping her knees all the time in weightlessness is the real Joke.
Embiggen to 350×1345 px.
As you can see in the above swimsuit photo, Miss Japan 2010, Maiko Itai, is not as robust as the previous years’ contestants, such as Miss Japan 2009, Emiri Miyasaka.
2009 3Yen—No ‘Dog Days’ for Miss Japan
My favorite was Kurara Chibana, Miss Japan 2006, who was the, Ninja in high heels.
However, if you want to see a better “sack-of-antlers,” check out the sort-ofNSFW photos in the Comments.
If you have been inspired by “Pedobear” being an official mascot of 2010 Vancouver Olympics, you should love being your own Pedobear as explained by fashion.3yen.com’s Kigurumi: Stuffed animals that you wear!
Here are some Japanese fashion victims for you to compare and contrast…
First there was the popular ’80s TV show, Abunai Deka (Dangerous Detectives), about two Yokohama cops that wanted to be Dirty Harry in Japan, cleaning up the streets in a sometimes humorous manner that could only take place in the earlier carefree days before the bubble collapsed economy…
Now we get the Dangerous Sisters, that is the Abunai Kano Sisters, those two scandal-laced, silicon-pumped, famous-for-being-famous, media celebs, the Kano Sisters, who are now becoming anime characters to showcase their mental prowess….
In Japan they are best known for being known and their over-the-top plastic surgery, but no telling how America will react. The Abunai Kano Sisters must be planning to survive on rich otaku in Japan and the US, because on the engrished version of their site, and they are expecting a lot of sales for the otaku to benefit from their sleazy pre-order, group buying, and “Gathering” pricing schemes.
Will the Abunai Kano Sisters be a smash like Puffy AmiYumi and bring bukkake and engrish to America, or if they’ll crash the way Pink Lady did in the States? And will they do their interviews in engrish? Either way, some people just have more money than they know what to do with.