Tomatoes – Tokyo’s latest fashion trend?


The coming of spring brings a coming change in fashion, which in turn prompts many to consider a slight change to their hairstyles. Lopping off a considerable length to go from “long” to “short”, adding a few streaks or coloring for accent, or perhaps getting a perm or wave will allow most people to achieve the look they’re after. One young Tokyo trendsetter, however, decided an extreme makeover was needed to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather and the start of the school year (April to March in Japan).

As the picture shows, she didn’t go with a garden variety cut, she went for the garden itself, turning her lovely locks into a … tomato.

Response on the Net has been resoundingly positive to a tweeted picture of her new look:

-- “I want that cut!” -- “How cute” -- “So adorable” -- “I want to cut and color mine the same way” -- “Nice!”

As the top down shot shows, the coloring is perfect with the dark green stem/leaves contrasting nicely against the bright red body of the fruit, ah, hair.

Well-balanced, the cut truly captures the look of a nice ripe tomato. Unfortunately there is no back shot, however we’re sure that even when seen from that angle it will prompt passersby to head over to their local green grocers a big up a few ripe ones for their evening’s dinner.

Tomatoes, it seems, are on people’s minds, as the other day a tomato-costumed rider boarded the Tokyo-bound Odakyu line train causing a bit of a stir.

Could this be the start of some kind of Tokyo tomato boom?

Source: Byokan Sunday

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wow ! now i underestand why Tomato is costing more than an Apple in Japan !

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Ha ha! That's classic!

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I like it.......for now.

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Saw both the hair cut and costume on yahoo this morning. Both incredibly cute. Made my day and I just might run out and buy some tomatoes today.

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Hey, tomato-head! Ha ha

If you get that hairstyle, you can't work for the company I work for, lol.

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If this person had a friend with a spaghetti hairdo, they could have dinner together.

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Walk on the wild side. Ganbare Nippon!

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And to think' Shonen Knife' sang "Don't wanna be a tomato-head' !

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I wonder what the Annoying Orange would say about this cat

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What fun! More of this, please, JT.

If you get that hairstyle, you can't work for the company I work for, lol

Sounds like a fun place to work. LOL.

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This shop is actually in Osaka.

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So long as it doesn't actually become a trend I think it looks great. Not my thing personally, and I doubt it'll spread beyond the otaku, but hey.

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Mr. Potato Head, meet Ms. Tomato Head... a match made in heaven!

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how about the trend where you grow up? When is that one coming?

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smith: So long as it doesn't actually become a trend I think it looks great"

I agree with smith!

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SF2K - better than the trend where you grow old - seems that's where you've gone

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None of my four dozen tomato plants produced fruit that good-looking!

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Seriously ... the article needs to be changed. It wasnt in Tokyo, the shop, and the customer, were in Osakas Amemura district. So why Tokyo?

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love it, Japanese always come up with someone out of the blue

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She's a good-looking tomato. Now about the REST of her shopping cart...

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Looks like my pussy cat...

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Ah, the noble tomato - one of my favorite fruit!

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I expect this "cool Japan" fashion will soon be on the streets and in the salons of paris, Milan and New York. And any boss or stiff-necked principal who dismisses a cool person with this fashion is using blatant "power-harassment"!

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Also looks like strawberry. Change the red to purple and you get eggplant.

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always crazy !

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