Sunday, July 18, 2010

7月18日Day 115: Summer Sale Season

Hollllllly crap. Just got back from summer sales in Harajuku-- only one word can describe it: CLUSTERFUCK.

In Japan, everything has a season. Right now, it's summer sales. Everything, literally EVERYTHING is on sale... and not at a whimpy price either. Everything is 30-70% off, it's like black Friday-- ON CRACK.

This is in LaForet, they needed to put up a net barrier to prevent theft/general mayhem.

Shop girls and guys were literally yelling themselves hoarse trying to get people to buy things.


It was a fucking jungle in there... and in other stores like Forever 21, H&M, and Zara. Basically all the places I frequent. ;_; I had to get out, so I went to Yoyogi Koen with the hopes of finishing my last required reading, Murakami Haruki's A Wild Sheep's Chase, and tanning in the sun.

I inadvertently stumbled upon the Japanese rockabilly population dancing at the entrance.

After photographing and watching them do the twist for a while, I then inadvertently stumbled upon my friend Nick and his friends from home playing football, err-- 'scuse me soccer, in the park.

We chatted for a while, and then walked to Shibuya for a good hour of ping pong followed by dinner at Pepper Lunch.

All in all, not a bad day. Just shows you never know where you'll end up when you're wandering aimlessly around Tokyo on a Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. Those rockabilly girls are so cute! Sarah and I also went to LaForet when they were having the big summer really was insane. But we did find some sweet stuff for pretty cheap!