Saint Young Men -Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha, the founders of Christianity and Buddhism, are living together as roommates in a Tokyo apartment while taking a vacation on Earth. The comedy often involves jokes about Christianity, Buddhism, and all things related, as well as the main characters’ attempts to hide their identities and understand modern society in Japan. Each chapter shows how they go about or react to an average day, though they also go sightseeing or visit amusement parks.
This sounds like when me and my BB used to make up pretty funny blasphemous comics about Jesus and Muhammad being buddies, causing havoc and having hijinks (JC turning Muhammad’s water into wine right before he drinks it,etc.). I NEED this manga.
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.
Me in 40 years.
gawd. this shit is so kawaii.
he’s so adorable though, WHY WOULD YOU QUESTION IT?
“It’s not really something I’ve thought too deeply about. Hrm. I guess it’s because sailor suits look good on me?”
“In the second half of the 20th century, girls in Communist Poland would take little trinkets and scraps like candy wrappers, leaves, bits of confetti, and colorful beads and pills and arrange them, like collages or shrines, on pieces of foil, seal their creations under a piece of glass, and bury them underground, where they would be their secret to keep (or to share with a few trusted friends).”
By the end of this sale (April 15th) I will be giving away what I think to be areally great prize to one person who has either reblogged this post or any of the future postings I make about items in my Spring Cleaning section.
One lucky person will receive : whatever they want !!! I will let the winner decide what kind of prize they would like, (a cat amulet? a locket? a caterpillar brooch?) and I will make it especially for them. ♥.♥