Why so much mutton dressed as lamb in Japan?

For those who aren’t familiar with the idiom, this has no connection with Genghis Khan-style barbecue restaurants or the continuing resistance of the Japanese public to the smell of lamb chops, but rather refers to older women dressing like their daughters or even granddaughters. I blame the also huge number of mother and daughter shopping couples, which I don’t know what to blame on…

2 Comments

  1. April 26, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Why is it a problem?

  2. alexcase said,

    April 26, 2013 at 6:23 am

    I wouldn’t say it’s a problem. Maybe more of an aesthetic judgement?? Despite the sexist idiom, I’m sure I’d think it was just as unappealing to have grandfathers with feather cut hair and incredibly long toed business shoes…


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