Skip to comments.Popular Cartoon Series Makes Japanese Shrine a Magnet for Fans
Posted on 07/30/2008 3:28:37 PM PDT by Harley
Devotees Are Mainly Young Men, Who Dress Like the Characters -- in Miniskirts By HIROKO TABUCHI July 30, 2008; Page A1 WASHIMIYA, Japan -- For many years, Washinomiya Shrine has been a quiet place of worship, attracting just a trickle of sightseers to this sleepy town outside Tokyo. Then last summer, priests started noticing a new kind of visitor.
Young men, some clad in miniskirts, stockings and pastel-colored wigs, were lining up for photos at the shrine's vermilion gate. Over the big New Year's holiday in January, nearly 300,000 such visitors -- almost 10 times the town's population -- showed up, scores of them clad in outfits resembling schoolgirl uniforms. Continue
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“Young men, some clad in miniskirts, stockings and pastel-colored wigs”
We need photos!
signed, michael jackson
As a fan of Japanese anime AND fansubs, I can actually state that “Lucky Star” blows chunks.
Now if you like hot chicks in micro minis and dressed up like high school uniforms, beating each other up, then Ikkitousen’ is the way to go.
They’re available in the on-line article. Click ‘continue’
Look at what those crazy Japanese are up to......
.....I bet the Japanese WW2 grandfathers are hurling to see what their offspring are doing......
Japan...producing 86% of the world’s wierd stuff since 1954.
Rocky Horror Picture Show, I think.
Lucky Star is a really lame show. Aimed at lonely 20something guys who would really like geeky girlfriends.
If you think these guys are extreme, you should see the Haruhi and Death Note fans.
I prefer Azumanga Daioh myself...
Is that Michael Stipe in the glasses?
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