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Post by Jess » Tue 03.01.2005 2:59 pm

I know this is going to sound stupid, but what are the japanese clothes like? I mean, I am totally in love with japanese school uniforms. (Crazy, huh?) :D Anyway, I was told that they have a lot of English on their clothes like we have Japanese and whatnot on ours. I was just wondering...

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Post by haru » Tue 03.01.2005 3:15 pm

seriuosly good question i wanna know too!!!

ill probably find out on the net some place

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Post by karine » Tue 03.01.2005 3:29 pm

o c'mon this is not that silly!
i guess everyone wud like to know more abt this. (this includes me)

alright as far as i know most of current daily japanese clothes are western-style. schools uniforms follow this rule, they look 1950 europeans-like.

but i think old ppl still wear traditional japanese clothes, maily on religious ceremonies (or tea ceremony for instance).
well for me they look like pajamas (i feel sorry if it offends anybody...my narrow western-mind just cant relate it to anything else).
i'll tell you its just tough to walk wearing traditional japanese women clothes. and i dont know any of they're names...

sayonara

(ps: it was just my particular oppinion)

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Post by clay » Tue 03.01.2005 3:34 pm

You will see a lot of t-shirts with strange English on them. Despite the thousands of native English speakers everywhere in Japan, there are tons of examples of grammatically correct, but strange nonetheless English.

Strangely enough. I am seeing the opposite recently here in the States. My wife and I occasionally laugh at the very odd kanji that crop up on cars, t-shirts, hats and even tattoos. I just don't understand why people would wear something without understanding what the words mean :)

Still, it is one reason why language is so much fun :o

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Post by Qbe » Tue 03.01.2005 4:22 pm

clay wrote:
You will see a lot of t-shirts with strange English on them. Despite the thousands of native English speakers everywhere in Japan, there are tons of examples of grammatically correct, but strange nonetheless English.
engrish.com has some really great ones, though not all are Japanese.

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Post by ShinDig » Tue 03.01.2005 4:40 pm

Hey, just wanted to say that i (personally) love the traditional japanese clothes, i think they are real elegant looking, and pretty beautiful, (Kimono's) though i don kinda see how it is hard to walk in them in a way!!! :D still, i reckon they're pretty awesome:)

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Post by December » Tue 03.01.2005 6:06 pm

I read that there are schools that specialize in teaching people how to put on kimonos because they are very difficult to put on, especially by yourself.

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Post by Mukade » Tue 03.01.2005 8:25 pm

Check out http://ikjeld.com/ for some great photos of actual Japanese and their current trends in fashion.

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Post by Jess » Wed 03.02.2005 2:53 pm

GroovyB) Thanks bunches! Traditional women's clothing is stunning, huh? Hehe, am currently trying to find a japanese-like school uniform. We don't wear uniforms at our school so it's not a suprise when I show up in ties and blazers just to get snickered at (just need a bow to complete the assemble!):p
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Post by nihonjon » Fri 03.04.2005 1:48 am

Only time I saw traditional clothes being worn was around shogatsu and golden week festivals and the eiya matsuri's. Basically any festival.
One thing I don't see as much of in the states is the jumpsuits they wear. Alot of people trying to don the hip-hop look which is funding all the hip-hop shops quite well. Had a friend who worked at one and all he had to do was speak like Tupac and Snoop Dogg and kids would flock inside.
Alot of the usual punk look too.

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Post by danny_mack » Sat 03.12.2005 2:39 pm

Young Japanese people usually wear modern clothes, however alot of young men are now adapting hip-hop style of clothing. Adult males wear buisness suites, and adult women wear the same type of clothes as adult women in America. Also as was said before there are alot of T-Shirts with gramatical english errors in them.
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Post by dreamingxashley » Sat 03.12.2005 3:49 pm

OMG That Engrish site is hilarious... my favourites:

"I am POTATO"
"Pumpkin POO"

and the little girl wearing a tshirt that says "F*** Off" with an angry teddybear depicted on it. Yet shes standing there all smiles and doing the peace sign. hehe
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Post by Jess » Wed 03.16.2005 2:37 pm

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Post by Athildur » Sat 03.26.2005 11:10 pm

Great site. Loved it :P.

Anyway, I think Japanese people usually wear western clothing.
Suits indeed seem to be 'casual' clothing almost.
I like the traditional clothing because it looks absolutely great. I will admit that comfort wasn't considered when it was designed, but it looks great nonetheless!

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