Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem for T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop!


Man Scolded By His Neighbors For Hanging Up Camo Clothes

Twitter user @miyasitaaa is a fan of sabage — “survival games.” He regularly takes photos of himself in his Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) and carrying Airsoft rifles. His neighbors, unfortunately, were not.

[In Japan, survival games] are only tangentially related to video games. Instead they’re real life re-enactments of war zones where players split into teams and shoot each other with Airsoft rifles. You know, for fun!

One day, his doorbell rang. When he went to answer it, he was met with a pair of extremely intense women, who scolded him for “hanging something out to dry on the balcony that would be harmful to children if they saw it.” They told the Airsoft-loving guy to stop.

While they didn’t specify what that something is, @miyasitaaa stated that “it had to be [his] BDU.”

He also helpfully included a shot of the women in question, as well as the offending garment nestled guiltily among his other clothes.
It’s true that anti-war sentiment is very strong in Japan, with figures such as Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki taking strong pacifistic stances. Insisting that the uniform itself is inappropriate for children seems misdirected at best, though, especially considering that army-inspired styles are a common fixture in fashion.

I personally think that the women were overreacting. But what are your thoughts about this one?

(Image Credit: @miyasitaaa/ Twitter)

Start New Comment Thread...

Commenting on Neatorama will earn you NeatoPoints!

Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

This reply comment will earn you 100 100 NeatoPoints !


Email This Post to a Friend
"Man Scolded By His Neighbors For Hanging Up Camo Clothes"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More