Sometimes you’re trudging home and dreading getting on a crowded train, then you find THIS! How great is it that they have a peeing boy statue smack in the middle of the train platform at the otherwise grim Hamamatsucho Station? As if that weren’t cheering enough, for over fifteen years this bronze nude taking a perpetual whizz has been dressed in a spanking new outfit every month by a team of faithful volunteers. From fireman to Ultraman, the little dude has donned a hundred and fifty-five different handcrafted outfits, including…
An update, for your viewing pleasure: 2016 and 2017!
Special thanks to the intrepid volunteers who do this every month, and took the photos for 2000-2017. If you’d like to see more and bigger views of each set of togs, you can find them on the volunteer website here.
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!