Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
bikkuri bahn

"fetish" this week- Japanese railfans

Recommended Posts

bikkuri bahn

Can't vouch for accuracy in this article, but I'll say this, what goes for eccentricity or unusual pastimes in the west always seems to be branded as "fetishes" by selfsame (self-congratulatory?) westerners in the Japanese context.  I give this guy some slack as he seems to be an otaku himself:

 

http://kotaku.com/5798015/what-is-japans-fetish-this-week-trains

Share this post


Link to post
The_Ghan

In my opinion its a pretty balanced view, although I thought the shinkansen was more punctual.

 

Personally, I like the way the Japanese embrace things.  Trains, manga, etc.  There is a certain seriousness to having fun that is only expressed by the Japanese: If you're going to have fun, take it seriously!!!

 

Cheers

 

The_Ghan

Share this post


Link to post
Mudkip Orange

Considering the quality of what the Gawker Media properties usually put out, that's several cuts above.

 

"What is Japan's fetish" is the title of a weekly series they run; they just happened to focus on trains for this installment.

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...