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Perfect Summer Kimonos For Guys With Purple Hair


Glam is not usually a word that comes to mind when describing the traditional summer kimonos known as yukata, but Vice Fairy, my favorite host brand, outdoes themselves again this summer with the shiniest come-hither yukatas ever! Paired with obi belts that look more like scarves gone wild, this season’s offerings are sure to make an appearance on many a “date” this month, as customers invite their favorite hosts to squire them around to the fireworks events happening all over Tokyo in July.

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

7 thoughts on “Perfect Summer Kimonos For Guys With Purple Hair Leave a comment

    • It would definitely get you some attention! You should order one from Rakuten. I see from your blog that you passed the N2 (尊敬している^^;;!), so you could definitely carry off the Japanese summer wear thing!^^;;

    • These are kind of funny because they’re so shiny and un-yukata-like, but fashion in Japan (especially men’s fashion) is SO different from the rest of the world. Young Japanese men don’t have “manly man” hang-ups like they do in America (“I can’t wear pink! People will think I’m gay!”), and straight men experiment a lot more with colors and styles. Somehow it works on them and doesn’t communicate gay at all, although it might if I saw it in San Francisco!

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