Once, they called me a reporter. Now, they call me... Gail-sensei.
Friday, August 13, 2010
The dude in the frilly dress
Over the past three years we've become acquainted with lots of Hiroshima's little quirks. One of them being this guy:
Occasionally we see him walking down the Hondori shopping arcade downtown, always in a very frilly little girl type dress. A few days ago I snapped him wearing this number, which had the lyrics to "Mary Had a Little Lamb" sewn onto one part.
This is the story of an Ohio girl fumbling with chopsticks, avoiding squat toilets and marveling in general at all things strange and cute in Japan. I am a high school teacher in Hiroshima on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.