Skip to comments.Japanese have a canny disguise (Fear of muggers prompts vending machine camouflage)
Posted on 10/23/2007 1:40:37 PM PDT by Stoat
Shoe's that ... designer hides with only her feet poking out
They wear this amazing cloth outfit which transforms from a skirt to look like a Coca-Cola dispenser.
Then they blend into the background to dodge muggers plaguing the streets of Tokyo. The only giveaway is the pair of feet sticking out of the bottom.
Designer Aya Tsukioka, 29, said the outfits were inspired by ancient ninjas, who wore black robes to blend in with the night. She added: It is just easier for Japanese to hide. Making a scene would be too embarrassing.
Her other creations include a back-pack that looks like a fire hydrant and a manhole cover shoulder bag.
Aya Tsukioka invented the strange design in the hope that it will ease Japan's increasing fear of crime.
An acute anxiety about safety is emerging amongst the Japanese - which has been fanned by sensationalist news media. But instead of conventional crime deterrents like pepper spray or tazers, they are devising a new array of novel solutions. Some are high tech, others are odd, but all of them reflect a uniquely Japanese sensibility.
It is just easier for Japanese to hide, Ms. Tsukioka said of her vending machine outfit. Making a scene would be too embarrassing. She said her disguise was inspired by a trick used by the ancient ninja, who cloaked themselves in black blankets at night.
Off the wall says: She's not totally safe from an attack. How many times have you kicked a vending machine when it didn't work?
The real threat is molestation at the hands of people reaching in the slot in an attempt to steal a soda.
Their kung fu is not strong.
As well as perverts using these in order to get near children looking for a sweet drink.
That’s all well and good until someone starts jamming coins in your ass.
That’s chinese, I think. Japs were Karate.
This would be a great way TO CATCH muggers. Policeman hides in fake machine and watches for muggers..........
I like the way we do it in Texas. We disguise ourselves as gunmen.
Try to put a quarter in her and get busted for solicitation of prostitution.
Maybe they should try the Jedi Mind Trick.
“This is not the mugging victim you’re looking for.”
Or, you can videotape it and make fun of the victim.
Note to self: do NOT purchase cut-rate camo at Cheaper Than Dirt for deer hunting season...
I once saw my drunken ex-wife turn into a wall.
Hee, hee, Yes! And so very realistically too!
So Japanese girls now become transformers. Cute idea, but I don’t think it’s realistic.
I’d rather have a couple of full cans of coke in a sock to hit them with.
When I was in Sasebo in 83 to 85, I was amazed at the amount of Beer machines on the streets... Yes, you could stop yer car, put in a few Yen and get ya a keg complete with pour spout!
Why not disguise yourself as a douchebag, which is what you’ll look like anyway wearing a vending machine costume.
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