The photos of the cool kids in Osaka and their fantastically amazing fashions featured in Osaka Fruits! Wild Osaka Japanese Fashions! was a very successful blog post with over 1,000 page views. Thanks.
I've asked Apple if they want to make a photo book of photos taken by Apple iPhone as a project and use the proceeds to help charities related to the Tohoku disaster of March 11, 2011.
In the meantime, I've been wondering why the young kids should get all the action? Here's the photo of a guy I shot with my iPhone this week. I see him almost everyday and he is so incredibly fashionable dressed (in a sort of old Japanese style) that I just had to take his picture.
You can just tell by looking at this photo that this guy has some great stories to tell and would be a fun guy to have a few drinks with.....
しぶい！ "Shibui!" means "tasteful" or "stylish"
While the guy above goes to work dressed like something from 60 years ago... Here's an image that I shot from in front of my station about how the young people dress (for work) these days.
This is a guy with a banner that says, "All you can drink for ¥1,200!" (about $16.00 USD!)
What the hell, it's a job, right?
And speaking of a job, not fruits, but having a job and enjoying life! Can anyone ask for more?
Or, if you're retired, playing Chinese Chess...
Finally, "Calm the F*ck Down!" and another great T-shirt:
Oh, and by the way, screw Getty Pictures, please use these photos freely and anyway that you see fit. See: