Jun 29, 2018
Anyone that has been to Japan has noticed the crazy amount of clothes Japanese people wear during the summer. All in the name of being conservative, or to just not get a sun tan. Either way it has always shocked me.
It is getting to the time of year when I am melting, all of you know what I mean! The Japanese humidity is melting off my skin even in a dress. And yet, I walk down the street and see most women and pants and long sleeve shirts. It just shocks me. It's not just in the street either, even the gym!
For the longest time, I felt really weird wearing shirts without sleeves in Japan, even though I do it all the time back home in America. I already stand out enough with my lighter hair and blue eyes, I don't feel the need to do anything else to make myself stand out.
It took me the longest time to get over this. I have finally started getting the point that I just do what I want. And it is great! I think it might have to do with the fact that I live closer to the city now. There is a drastic difference in the atmosphere between the city and the countryside. Whatever the difference, I am much happier for it. And a lot cooler!
If anyone else is struggling with this, wear what you want!!
Me and my new confidence with of no sleeves! Haha!
Teacher, Traveler, Dancer
Currently living in Gifu
I love Japan, dance, cats, food, and fashion!