11 March, 2011

Costume Play?

Fighting Against a Fire?
Originally uploaded by yujiblog
Costume play is hot in Tokyo. It is largely related to the popularity of Manga, Anime, and video games.

I think people started enjoying it a lot about 16 or 17 years ago. But it is not something every Japanese person enjoys!

As for this photo, I took it at a train station. This is a replica of the famous statue in Belgium, "Manneken Pis".

But this one is not naked. Every months, the volunteer group people prepare a new costume for him. Right now, he is wearing a fireman uniform!

So, I think he is fighting against a fire. He has a flag "Fire Prevention Campaign" So, he is working like this!

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