PDA

View Full Version : Imagine Japan without school uniforms?



Inclusa
2012-Oct-13, 07:13 AM
Most North American public schools don't have school uniforms, but school uniforms in Japan mean parts of their culture.
Japan without school uniforms may sound a little bizarre at the very least.

Swift
2012-Oct-13, 01:25 PM
Most North American public schools don't have school uniforms, but school uniforms in Japan mean parts of their culture.
Japan without school uniforms may sound a little bizarre at the very least.
It would be the end of Japanese anime as we know it. ;)

Trebuchet
2012-Oct-13, 03:45 PM
Sailor Moon would no longer be a sailor!

Cougar
2012-Oct-13, 04:39 PM
...which is not to say there's no counterculture. :)

Cougar
2012-Oct-13, 04:52 PM
Then there's other, more traditional attire....

Strange
2012-Oct-13, 06:53 PM
...which is not to say there's no counterculture. :)

懐かしい

It just occurred to me that the retention of traditional school uniforms, and their subsequent adoption in manga (1), may account for the popularity of cosplay in Japan. Quite why it has taken off in the rest of the world is slightly beyond me though...

(1) Ignoring, for the moment, some of the more worrying aspects of that.

Solfe
2012-Oct-13, 07:26 PM
Nostalgia??? Which picture did you dress like? :)

Strange
2012-Oct-13, 08:49 PM
Nostalgia??? Which picture did you dress like? :)

:)

It was more about the familiar streets.

That I will probably never see again ... :(

Solfe
2012-Oct-13, 09:31 PM
It occurred to me just after posting, I recall having a purple mohawk done up in cornrows, so I should not like to compare old pictures. As it stands, I am sporting a mullet in my driver's license picture.

Ah, I am nostalgic for my hair. :)

KaiYeves
2012-Oct-13, 09:45 PM
Sailor Moon would no longer be a sailor!
I wouldn't have drawn pictures of myself as a Sailor Scout when I was seven!

Ara Pacis
2012-Oct-14, 12:05 AM
Most North American public schools don't have school uniforms, but school uniforms in Japan mean parts of their culture.
Japan without school uniforms may sound a little bizarre at the very least.

J-Pop America Fun Time Now!

Inclusa
2012-Oct-14, 05:24 AM
I guess the likelihood of such is still fairly remote; still, something unpredictable always happens.

Githyanki
2012-Oct-16, 10:13 PM
In SoCal., they have school uniforms to combat gang-affiliation.

Also, in South America, they have school uniforms as well.

Gillianren
2012-Oct-16, 10:54 PM
In some parts of Southern California. I grew up there, and no one I know who didn't go to private school ever had to wear a uniform.

Githyanki
2012-Oct-16, 11:09 PM
True, that that was then, this is now. Lots of schools in LA require uniforms and in Santa-Ana and Orange, they require uniforms for primary and Jr. high.

Gillianren
2012-Oct-16, 11:27 PM
I have friends who are teachers in LA County. (And parents of students!) Still no uniforms.

Inclusa
2012-Oct-17, 04:02 AM
We cannot claim which is gaining "strength" now: the non-uniform or uniform policy?
One thing though: some British schools are abolishing dresses or skirts for female students.