Been traveling a bit lately so I've been gone from Japan and also spending the week getting over my jet lag slowly... just went out to the convenience store to buy some beer very briefly and saw two things, well, girls, that were making me happy;
a) the girl in front of me in the checkout line looked to be coming back from playing tennis and rode up to the store on a generic low-tech bicycle; she had a thin white polo shirt on, unbranded, and a pleated tennis skirt on. Racquet on her back. I looked down at her feet and she was wearing original Stan Smiths. She wasn't stunningly beautiful, but very cute. I wonder if she was even wearing much makeup, considering she was coming back form tennis...
b) I finished buying my beers and walked outside, looked across the street at this tiny car repair garage that apparently works mostly on German cars, there's always one of something in there waiting for service. Today there was a girl in there in a coral pink miniskirt that probably hung only an inch below her meaty bits, and she was in there dustbrushing a red W107 380SL (the old early-mid 80's SL's) that looked to be in perfect condition. She was tall and slim, didn't see her face but I'd bet enough that she was very cute.
There's a bunch of tackiness in Japan, but there's always some people with stellar taste, whether they know it or not. Part of the reason I moved to Japan was to be around those types, whether just to appreciate them in passing, or whatever. I love stuff like that.