Who is that cheerful man with the adorably double-braided beard and why is he dressed up as a Japanese schoolgirl? Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft has the scoop: This is Hideaki Kobayashi and he’s known (and rightfully so) as “Sailor Suit Old Man.”
Recently, Japanese sites and Twitter users in Tokyo have spotted an old guy dressed in a sailor style school uniform—a truly unusual sight to behold. People were amused. People were baffled. What the hell was going on?!
Japanese site IT Media met Kobayashi and asked him the question on everyone’s mind: Why do you dress like a Japanese schoolgirl?
“That’s a difficult question,” said Kobayashi. “It’s not really something I’ve thought too deeply about. Hrm. I guess it’s because sailor suits look good on me?”
We hope Mr. Kobayashi has some inkling of just how awesome he is. We can’t stop smiling as we look at these photos. Head over to Kotaku to learn more about “Sailor Suit Old Man,” our new hero of Japanese weirdness.
OMG I THINK I HAVE SEEN THIS DUDE IRL.
He was at the Kanamara Matsuri (aka “Japanese Dick Festival”).
literally this goes to all the anons whoever tell me can’t or have no reason to be sad.
wow i never thought of it like this before
This got said to me today omg
omg i never thought of that
“I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won’t tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn’t change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have.”
it’s good that i saw this because i always say to myself that so many people have it worse off and i should stop being so idiotic and spoilt about everything
“Dizer que alguém não deve ficar triste
“porque outra pessoa pode estar passando por algo pior
“é a mesma coisa que dizer que
“alguém não deve ficar feliz
“porque alguém pode estar passando por algo melhor”