I wrote about sunglasses for local newspapers.
In a cloudy day, I saw a woman wearing sunglasses in Roppongi, Tokyo.
I’m sure that she worn them not to protect eyes from sunlight but as accessories.
I guess people wearing sunglasses as accessories try to look good.
Because I think they try to hide something -their identities? or being without makeup?- and they are overly self-conscious.
That’s why I always wear sunglasses in the strong sun and try to appear “by necessity”.
By the way, it’s Roppongi represented the ’80s bubble economy.
At the time everyone tried to look good there.
A few years ago, I asked some Japanese college students about fashion
and I was surprised most of them said
“Trying too hard looks painful. Neutral fashion is safer for us.”
It seems they don’t want to try to look good anymore.
Trying to look good in an obvious way shames us into try to look natural.
That’s fashion, isn’t it?
This story isn’t confined to matters of fashion.
Development needs a desire for improvement…