Episode 100: Japanese Summer Swimming Pools
Summer time in Japan can be fun. It is one of the only times that people might go outside. They head towards cement, as usual.
Cement is the National Rock of Japan.
All pools are cement...even the slides, and the diving boards.
Here is the story!
This composite picture shows you how much fun it is to swim at a municipal pool in Japan.
|Japanese Swimming Pools|
For those that prefer the cement of their own verandas, goggles are a must. Verandas are usually for drying clothes, because the Japanese people are cave dwellers and do not like to go outside.
|See the tricycle in the background? It was made for clowns. The Japanese cement circus is very well known.|
This is a Japanese Jesus woman. She can walk on pool covers.
I have this sneaky suspicion that the pool cover is filled with cement.
|"Yo Dog, bet you can`t do this!"|
Before you can enter a pool, you must shower and wade through a pool before you can enter the pool grounds. How this prevents kids from peeing in the pool and doing stinky confuses me, but everyone must do it.
Reminds me of the documentaries I have seen about Auschwitz when the Germans would gas the Jews.
|High Heels/Pumps are ok!|
As we all know, India, which has well over a billion people is quite the crowded place.
To get relief, many Indians come to Japan during their summer holidays to swim at pools because they are not crowded in an Indian`s mind.
Their bathing suits get heavy though. Here are some.
|"Mommy Mommy, there is Sushi in the Water!"|
I like the following picture because they all look anorexic.
|Anorexic Babes with Big Breasts|
Some of the pools in Japan are in the 4th dimension.
|Nice legs but huge feet.|
Baby teething rings for noisy baby swimmers.
These people are waiting in line to get into the pool grounds.
|17 Hour Wait.|
Pool filters are great for rolling out sushi rice.
African tribes use them for protection. But that was only until the 1990`s.
|This picture used to be copyrighted.|
Doing the Hokey Pokey!
|Put your right foot in.|
This school girl and her photographer company rented a municipal pool for 18 hours to do a shoot. 65 takes later and a lot of outfit changes they finally succeeded.
After the shooting was done, this is how the pool filled up with all the waiting people.
|Giant Cup of Noodles|
Of course there are always special hours for your favorite pet.
|This is free time for the dogs. No Diapers.|
There are bug collectors in Japan. Kids do it too, and their bugs are usually alive.
This is a roach pool.
Japanese kids like rats for pets too. Tanuki (Badger Dogs) are also a favorite.
|Rats in a children`s pool.|
I saw this at a Japanese pool. I think it means toilets.
All sorts of people love to go swimming!
|"Yes We Can!"|
Justin can too.
|I have a Dream|
|That some day I will become a woman!|
When Japanese women stay in the sun and swim a lot, this is what they end up looking like...and still swimming.
|96 year old Japanese woman.|
This is the last picture she painted at her Alzheimer's check up.
This is the Japanese Life Guard at my local town pool.
These two guys were hanging outside of my local pool.
AKB 48 love the pools.
|AKB 48 with Shamu|
Try to find the German Tourists!
|Germans at the pool in Japan.|
Japanese women in the olden days were not allowed out of the house. Even the pools were covered.
|Love Hotel Pool|
This Japanese pool is bigger than most apartments in Japan.
|Zoom in to see what the guy with the red shirt is doing.|
Below are portable toilet seats that are available at all pools in Japan. They are sterile.
This girl rented a dog to do poo on her dirty feet in her pool at Hakone.
|Winnie The Pool|
By the way, if you are on the net, and I find you...wow!
Sometimes lessons are offered at Japanese public pools.
|These people were put in a vat of silicon. Makes it very tough to swim.|
This fine young man and his extended family got kicked out of a pool in Yokohama for sneaking in fried chicken. The Japanese love KFC (Kentucky), but it is against the rules to bring in food.
|Willy Wonker And The Chocolate Factory|
Meet Jun Natsukawa.
She looks like "Predator" from the movie.
|Jun Natsukawa is a Japanese Gravure Idol and so what!|
After these people are done with the beach ball thing, they will hug and kiss. They will also go through the ritual of sharing wet chop sticks.
|Will play hoops in the afternoon.|
This woman could not recall where the pool was so asked the guy behind her. He told her to take a hike as he was trying to take pictures of crows in the sky taking a crap.
|"Damn Crows", exclaims the girl!|
Remember Doggy Poo Pool Time?
|These are Japanese men wearing Tuxedos for the annual get your Tuxedo chlorinated event. They eat sushi afterwards with those already wet used chop sticks.|
They have some very cool beach towels they rent to you when you go to the public pools. These are also used for when changing into and out of your bathing suit.
|Publix Pubic Pool Pantomimic Plutonium Pontificating Porn Towels.|
This is the baby jail for all bad babies at the pools.
|"Help me Mommy, I promise not to defecate in the pool ever again!"|
Here is a Japanese Life Guard.
|The used straws are to prevent her from scratching her infected ears with her paws.|
Because the Japanese are so petite, and even the life guards are required to wear diapers and helmets, this is what the diapers look like.
|"And I am suppose to wear this too!"|
This is Emi Kamei.
She was at the pool I was at last November.
I do not know who this girl is, but I met her at a Chinese restaurant in Yokohama China Town.
|I like her.|
This was the famous restaurant which served Pork Fat Soup.
And last but not least, because this woman could not fit in the required diaper, she was banned and sent to a very nice nearby park to wait for her friends.