I Guess They Ran Out of Girl Mannequins

Walking through my local Daiei, I thought there was something a little funny about the display in front of the elementary school book bags. Sure enough, the “girl” in the faux private school uniform definitely got drafted from the boys’ department. Maybe they wanted to ride the cosplay theme set by the anime-style mannequins used in the fashion “uniform” department on the floor below.

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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

Published by Jonelle Patrick

Writes all the Japan things.

7 thoughts on “I Guess They Ran Out of Girl Mannequins

  1. I am so enjoying reading your blog – I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon it, but reading about the cultural differences is NUTS! Also, those second mannequins are TERRIFYING.

    1. Aren’t they amazingly weird? And don’t you think it’s even stranger that there’s a whole teen fashion line of faux private school uniforms o_O Serious manga fetish goes mainstream. I mean, I saw this at Daiei, which is like finding cosplay wigs at Target.

      And I’m so happy you posted – I went over to your blog and couldn’t stop reading!

  2. I really want to attent Japan’s school and besides that I LOVE their uniform every kind!!! 💚💜

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