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March 22, 2006
I'd submit this to Gawker, but I don't think their catchment area extends as far as Minami Aoyama. Anyway, spotted Ken Hirai at Las Chicas yesterday afternoon. He and his female companion arrived in a taxi (which then presumably had to reverse all the way back to Aoyama-dori, given how narrow that alley is); he wore sunglasses and a surgical mask, which did nothing at all to disguise his identity, given his height and distinctive (i.e. funny-shaped) head; she ate but he just had a coffee, as far as I could see. A few of the Japanese diners appeared to notice who he was, but all but one (who appeared to be industry anyway) remained too cool to approach him. I think you actually lose seating privileges or something if you do anything to break the studied air of nonchalance.
Posted by chris at March 22, 2006 02:07 PM | Permalink
...and he probably made a right mess trying to drink that coffee with his mask still on. that's bound to draw attention.
Posted by: the englishman at March 22, 2006 04:18 PM
You'd think they'd make them with strategically placed zips, or at least holes for inserting straws / cigarettes, but no. Someone's missing a trick there, and no mistake.
Posted by: chris at March 22, 2006 04:25 PM