Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On the Street….Tokyo Color, Japan


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  1. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Me gusta! me gusta! me gusta!
    gratos colores,linda mochila y sus Short y Zapatilla tienen mucha personalidad

  2. alabdin

    May 12, 2010 at 1:32 am

    One of the things I've learned about Tokyo from your pictures is the richness of color in their dress. It's like walking into Willy Wonka's world.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. tronface

    May 12, 2010 at 1:36 am

    I love not being able to see his face

  4. Kazuko

    May 12, 2010 at 1:37 am

    i just love it!

  5. Jade

    May 12, 2010 at 1:38 am

    thats alot of color

    Jade Appeal

  6. silvana leatemia

    May 12, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Wow what an outfit with such nice colours! I love the printed short in combination with his sneakers and backpack… Thank you for sharing!

    The feel is what you receive when you share – Silvana Leatemia

  7. Beny Ricardo Sadewo

    May 12, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Love the Asian Super Color full Spring!!!

    Beny Ricardo Sadewo

  8. seravi

    May 12, 2010 at 1:55 am

    His bag matches his shoes :D

  9. Ashley Kins

    May 12, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Brilliant colors1

  10. Tobi

    May 12, 2010 at 2:06 am

    The colours look great such a bold choice and amazingly captured!!!

  11. Fuji Files

    May 12, 2010 at 2:14 am

    You know what? This works! Brilliant.

    xx FujiFiles

  12. Lulu de londres

    May 12, 2010 at 2:19 am

    The outfit talk for itself and I like that…

  13. Sniurk

    May 12, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Haha! J'adore l'assemblage des couleurs :)

  14. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 2:25 am

    i want his shorts!! so cute

  15. SabinePsynopsis

    May 12, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Even if this is not the backpack I personally fancy – Great colour scheme!

  16. Amber

    May 12, 2010 at 2:29 am

    oof, check those pins

  17. Andika Pratama

    May 12, 2010 at 2:48 am

    I Love Tokyo ^^

  18. kimricosays

    May 12, 2010 at 3:09 am

    great color palette!
    i love the designs on the shorts

  19. SewObsession

    May 12, 2010 at 3:13 am

    could see this image in a FRUiTS magazine cool photo, just love all the bright clothing that you see in Japanese fashion thanks for sharing

  20. Anna

    May 12, 2010 at 3:14 am

    I. Want. This. Backpack.

  21. Liya

    May 12, 2010 at 3:24 am

    love the colour coordination in runners and back pack

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  23. ouique

    May 12, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Yeah, some summer to look at, I love it. Amsterdam is still stuck in Autumn.. Btw, does he have orange-y hair?

  24. curiousdee

    May 12, 2010 at 3:49 am

    I love that backpack!!

  25. Henri

    May 12, 2010 at 4:05 am

    a bit extreme for my taste, he looks like a clown.

  26. quiubomona

    May 12, 2010 at 4:29 am

    I would love this even more with black oxfords for contrast. The adidas are a little too Rainbow Brite for me, but props for being colorful!

  27. proletarian Great Gatsby

    May 12, 2010 at 4:29 am

    SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW…I think the rainbow is now on earth.

  28. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 4:43 am

    You have to admire the thought processes that go into making this combination.

    I like his hair.

  29. Jo

    May 12, 2010 at 5:06 am

    It's the bag and the shoes that make it ;)

  30. Maya

    May 12, 2010 at 5:23 am

    I'm loving Tokyo's photos on this blog and this blog, I can't wait to visit Japan one day merely to take great shots! xx

  31. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 5:33 am

    So vibrant! Love it!…. The shorts are fab!

  32. MJCK

    May 12, 2010 at 5:46 am

    This really brightens my day, here in a rainy Amsterdam…

  33. the wrong man

    May 12, 2010 at 6:03 am

    amazing & colorful mix & much outfit

  34. MELISSA Z.

    May 12, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Amazing pic, it let me happy! Great colors!

  35. luicheukfung

    May 12, 2010 at 6:12 am

    love those eye catching colours !

  36. Jess Parlour

    May 12, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Loveeeeeee the combination of colours! Especially his backpack!

  37. Louise Blossfeld

    May 12, 2010 at 6:55 am

    wonderful. colorful. i like it!

  38. uyenng

    May 12, 2010 at 7:21 am

    having one colour just enough ;)

  39. Felicity

    May 12, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Gorgeous! The colors are so alive!!

  40. Davidikus

    May 12, 2010 at 7:36 am

    The bag is wonderful – perhaps the shoes match it too much, or perhaps this is a good thing?

    I would love the shorts, independently, too!

  41. Vicky K.

    May 12, 2010 at 7:36 am

    your pictures are amazing!!!
    love them!

  42. cocojones

    May 12, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I love this! I wish more guys would show a little daring with color! It's such a fun look, but of course needs some skill in execution so as not to look like the kids party clown!

  43. Vanessa

    May 12, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Wow! How zesty. It's full of life and excitement! I love the pattern on his board shorts – everything exuberates life – I love it

    xx Vanessa

  44. roger

    May 12, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Lulu –
    The outfit SCREAMS for itself!

  45. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    May 12, 2010 at 8:11 am

    The key with mixing colors is bring careful that colors are the same hue, and not to combine too many hues of the same color. Here we have the red of the sweater, the red of the backpack, the red in the sweater, and the red in the socks AND the shoes. I think the hat and the shorts are the original items that make this outfit original; I would pair them down with something that would accentuate them rather than compete with each other. The backpack looks like a Benetton, circa 1995, that I bought in Miami Beach. Cool to be sure (I thought) but nothing I would ever do again. Jorge from WPB

  46. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Would love to learn if his personality is up for that outfit.

    Like it though, not anybody can pull this off.

  47. Lord Whimsy

    May 12, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Someone needs big boy pants.

  48. Kathleen

    May 12, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Scott, thank you for this delightful good morning photograph. Look at him "work it, you've got to love this! It all works so well together, perfection!

  49. shark mombassa

    May 12, 2010 at 8:32 am

    he wants to brighten the day and make us smile… xxx

  50. joshylola

    May 12, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Jaja me gusta, cuando estuve en Tokio en enero me encantaron estas mezclas.
    I like it, when I was in Tokyo in january I loved mix of clothes

  51. Knife Wives

    May 12, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Japanese fashion is awesome… Step foot in Harajuku and you'll be blown away…. So much respect in what each other wears. -kw

  52. S CH

    May 12, 2010 at 8:51 am

    he is so funny)
    nice colors

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  53. Cecylia

    May 12, 2010 at 8:55 am

    How can you not love that!?

  54. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 8:56 am

    We learn so much about the from this photo and the colours he/she is wearing without even seeing the person's face.

    True art.

  55. Oana Irina

    May 12, 2010 at 8:57 am

    How incredibly fun! I love the fact that colour is embraced and encouraged in dressing in Japanese society… even if only in a particular segment of it (I don't know how widespread this love of colour and whimsical dressing you've been capturing in your pictures is… I've unfortunately not yet visited Japan! On my "to do" list, for sure).

    Great way to start a morning, looking at these wonderful dressers you've surprised on film… ;)

    Much love from Canada!

  56. wonderlust jewellery

    May 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I have loved seeing all the styles from antique to now, from sophisticated to neon, from hippy to sartorial… from Japan. Travelling there for the first time soon, and you have given me much inspiration and insight (and confidence!) to select my wardrobe. A little bit of black and comfort, and a little bit of whacky! Thanks for the snapshots into a wonderful place.


    May 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Love the pops of color mixed with the patterned shorts. x

  58. Sara

    May 12, 2010 at 9:48 am


    May 12, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Nice shorts! That is a wonderful print!

  60. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 10:07 am

    there is no way the shorts work with the rest. wierd does not always equal cool.

  61. Yari

    May 12, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Those black staps!

  62. Silla

    May 12, 2010 at 10:23 am

    A person who wears this much colours must be a happy person! It's so joyful.

  63. Kar

    May 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I'm not sure what's more impressive, that he can pull off those shoes or that he found a matching backpack.


  64. john benjamin pritchett

    May 12, 2010 at 10:45 am

    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus! It's great, imaginative and sooooo happy!! This shot made my morning!

  65. Alma

    May 12, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Surprisingly…it works!!

  66. melanie

    May 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I'm in Tokyo this week on business, and my idea of a perfect spring afternoon is to sit and people watch. Never a dull moment. i LOVE and am so inspired by the originality and playfulness of the interpretation of fashion here. It's great!

  67. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    This is totally rad! I have those sneakers, bought then in Chicago, the summer of 2007, and I get tons of compliments every time I wear them.

  68. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm


    I lived in Tokyo for 10 years, I've been in NY for 3. One thing about NY is the almost complete lack of color. I wore my red cardigan (same hue as this guy) to the office today and I'll tell you – it provoked quite a reaction :-0

  69. Heyrae

    May 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Delightful juxtaposition of this snazzy colorful chap against a backdrop of dreadfully grey individuals. The white stripe on the ground almost suggests: drab on one size colorful delights on the other!

  70. isa2

    May 12, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    wow…love the shoes…any one knows the name???

  71. Doncella

    May 12, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I love the bookbag & shoes!!! Its so common to see someone his age in America to wear addias & a bookbag like that in plain colors, but to wear it in many colors makes it that much more trendy.

  72. Tobias

    May 12, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I LOVE the shorts!

  73. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Originality is not style.
    It's just originality.

  74. pinky

    May 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    One couldn't help but smile seeing a person dressed like this.
    Gotta love this guy!

  75. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I'm in love with the shorts!

  76. anthony

    May 12, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Are you back in Japan? Fabulous colour.

  77. Sognatrice

    May 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    great,great!actually… all your photos from Japan are full of color.

    The (im)Perfect Harmony

  78. hc

    May 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    nice jambalaya mix. the gal in the dark trench is the perfect accessory for him.

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    May 12, 2010 at 2:55 pm


  80. Nicholas

    May 12, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    ugh, i love everything about your photos, and those adidas shoes he is pulling off to a T x

  81. Mark Small

    May 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Ahh i love the whole retro colour look. Im soo getting my hands on one of thoese new swatches!!

  82. La Feem

    May 12, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Wow, only in Tokyo.

  83. Blanca

    May 12, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Wow!! I love this photos, is so colorful, full of life.
    I have no word for those shoes.
    Great job as always.

    Kisses from Spain.

  84. Gentleman's Gazette

    May 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Where did he get the shorts from?

  85. CW

    May 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Adidas must have sold the backpack and shoes as a set.

    The red hat, the backpack, the shorts and shoes together is a bit much. The backpack pops because it's unusual for an adult to carry it (my son had one like this when he was 4). The shoes pop. The hat pops in a bad way – it does not look like a man's hat. The shorts are good.

  86. Ken

    May 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I enjoy reading everyone's comments. The images usually evoke similar, expected opinions, but love when someone sees a subtle detail or different p.o.v.

    With this image:

    -Liked the 'quiubomona's' suggestion of black oxfords , which would tie in the black straps and the black hem piping on the shorts
    - Funny that 'henri' referred to him as a clown
    - Overanalyzed by 'Jorge of WPB'

    The shorts are pretty cool!

  87. Le Blog de MOK

    May 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    amazing style !!!! colorful !!!!! ;-)

  88. thwany

    May 12, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    love his backpack!

  89. Cortney

    May 12, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    wow, definitely not something I would consider wearing but it awesome anyways. I would expect nothing less from Tokyo. =)


  90. Style

    May 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Very colourful. Love that about the far east.

  91. brightlightsbigcity

    May 12, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Such bold colors! Very fun.
    ^^check i tout

  92. nico plaza

    May 12, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    oh wow, i really do like his shorts and his hat!!!!

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    May 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm


  94. Anonymous

    May 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    The colors make me happy! And, I also hear yodeling in the background :D

  95. Will Yates

    May 13, 2010 at 3:32 am

    anyone know where the bag is from?

  96. Sofia Leo

    May 13, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Love the bright colours! The outfit and the person looks so full or energy and thrive.

    Sofia Leo

  97. Tácio

    May 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I almost fell down when i saw this AMAIZING, AWSOME, PERFECT… look.
    Here in Brazil, especially in country it's difficult to find cool clothes like these.

    I just loved. =)

  98. scarebaby

    May 13, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    The red is the thread that holds this look together. Well done! And from the front, probably not garish at all, it looks like a grey t-shirt.

  99. Anonymous

    May 14, 2010 at 9:07 am

    In the picture it looks fantastic becouse all people around is dressing black and gray.

    The street also make a beautiful constrast.

    This person look Very relaxed on those clothes.. It could be a nice campaign against prejudice.

  100. Poivre Monkey

    May 14, 2010 at 9:47 am

    beautifull picture
    his bag is great

  101. Ann

    May 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    totally toeing the line of juvenile, but the bits of black, the various mismatched tones of the red and the structure of the sweater make it good.

    a really neat post!

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  104. Re

    May 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Oh, my goodness! He is definitely charming!! Even from his back! Notorius!

  105. I love color, but there's gotta be a balance. But then again if you have confidence you can rock anything :)

  106. Humor jeans

    May 15, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Wow, great colours!

  107. Fashion Devil

    May 16, 2010 at 9:14 am

    interesting! very summery!

  108. Sydney

    May 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I absolutely love this. Much of Japan and Korea displays this colour shock in their fashion, with the bland business people in neutrals in the background.
    And this is only his back.. ^^

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  111. tanya

    May 18, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I really love all the colours-VIBRANT-and the patterened pants with that perfect little red hat is just amazing. I don't know who this person is but he does have great style!

  112. Anonymous

    May 19, 2010 at 4:22 am

    I love shots like this from behind, because we really don't see people always from a front angle.
    Plus this guy has beautifully shaped legs, very nice!

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    May 19, 2010 at 7:33 am


  114. Lady Marmalade

    May 21, 2010 at 6:16 am

    really funny!!! :-)

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    May 25, 2010 at 4:05 am

    awesome look you,really impressive.

  116. John

    May 26, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Oh God you are a genius person and a good photographer i like your pics thanks.

  117. Kevin

    June 10, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I love the bold mix of colors. Brilliant

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    July 2, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Maybe you think this is an eyesore, but this is why I love Tokyo.

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    November 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

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