November 16, 2007

IT'S NOT THE REAL THING AFTER ALL (via The Mother Judd)

Fearing Crime, Japanese Wear the Hiding Place (MARTIN FACKLER, 10/19/07, NY Times)

On a narrow Tokyo street, near a beef bowl restaurant and a pachinko parlor, Aya Tsukioka demonstrated new clothing designs that she hopes will ease Japan’s growing fears of crime.

Deftly, Ms. Tsukioka, a 29-year-old experimental fashion designer, lifted a flap on her skirt to reveal a large sheet of cloth printed in bright red with a soft drink logo partly visible. By holding the sheet open and stepping to the side of the road, she showed how a woman walking alone could elude pursuers — by disguising herself as a vending machine.

The wearer hides behind the sheet, printed with an actual-size photo of a vending machine.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 16, 2007 12:31 AM
Comments

This is what you get when there is no right to keep and bear arms.

Posted by: Lou Gots at November 16, 2007 9:41 PM

What does she do if the marauder decides to get a coke?

Posted by: erp at November 17, 2007 10:07 AM
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