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15 July 2010 @ 02:24 am
One last set of pictures (for a little while, maybe) -- some pictures from a Sophia University ouendan performance I went to see the other day on campus.

A mixture of traditional and modern:

[Click through for the rest.]
hamanosilencehamanosilence on July 14th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Doug you present better pictures every time, now only getting the guys from the front to the back and they are more entertaining.

But it is a interesting coupling between shouting guys and cuties in the back :P
dr4b on July 14th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
It must be nice actually being a student at the university. If I want to take photos of the ouendans of the colleges I follow the teams for, I'll get my arm broken by a bunch of women in black suits... Tokyo Big 6 is really strict about that stuff.
Douglas Triggs: grayjaydoubt72 on July 15th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
Really? Is there any particular reason they're sensitive about it?

Although, in this case, not only was I allowed to take pictures, I was actually asked to come take them, so...

I always feel slightly odd posting pictures of people, though, honestly. I much prefer taking pictures of flowers or scenery or wildlife or something.
dr4b on July 15th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Apparently a few years ago they had some problems with people taking photos of cheer girls, especially from Waseda and Keio, and posting them on the internet. I'm not sure exactly how... appropriate... the photos were. So now cameras are banned in the ouendan area, period, unless you have an armband that shows you are somehow connected to the universities.

Bizarrely, a few days ago a dude was arrested in Saitama for taking hundreds of photos of high school cheerleaders with a telephoto lens :)
Douglas Triggs: beardoubt72 on July 15th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense.

Re: dude in Saitama: really? Taking pictures of people is actually a crime, or does it depend on what you do with them? (In which case, maybe I don't want to know.)
dr4b on July 15th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
I'm not sure exactly:

It seems they're describing him as kind of a pervert/peeping tom? I don't entirely understand the situation but he was definitely handed over to the police for freaking people out...
Dustybigmog on July 15th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
Woah! Ouendan is real?! I thought it was just a very awesome rhythm video game. OSU!