|Peeing Boy in front of Yamonote Line train|
The rainy season (alternatively known as "the moldy season") is here again and this month the Mannekin Pis replica at the JR Hamamatsuchou train station in Tokyo is dressed accordingly. I kind of adore this little statue. Each passing month brings a new outfit that can brighten up even the most cloudy day just a little.
I was planning to make a calendar featuring all twelve wardrobe changes but I missed May. It was all decked out for Children's Day (which falls on May 5), donning a samurai helmet made from newspaper, etc. It was really cute but I was just too damn tired to get up from my comfy seat and snap the little guy's picture from the door of the train like I usually do. Now I'll have to wait an entire year before I can craft the calendar. I could sculpt a little Peeing Boy of my own and dress him up for the occasion, I'd also have to build a miniature Hamamatscho train station platform replica to serve as the backdrop. Yeah, that's exactly what I'll do. It'll take some time and planning though. I figure about a year should do it.
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BTW: Take a good look at this photo of one of the busiest train lines in all of Tokyo. Where did all the people go? It's like a ghost train.