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This was very strange. I was standing around Shibuya crossing, talking to my friend, and I had my camera around my neck when one of these four girls bent forward and posed for the camera and made a V symbol (standard in Japan when posing for a photo). I made this double-take WTF gestures in mid-conversation and then realized that she wanted her photo taken. When I held up my camera they all posed and I took two shots and they went on their way. This is not the first time this has happened.

...yet when I take photos surreptitiously I get dirty looks. C'est la vie.

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zembelle Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That "V" symbol? It's known as a peace sign in many countries. XD I love this photo. :squee:
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burningmonk Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Just so you know, it's not a peace sign in Japan. It's V for Victory originally, and now people don't know why they do it, they just do it. :D
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zembelle Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. I didn't know that. It's intriguing ^_^ Thanks for letting me know! I'm always fascinated in the odd little things that are different between cultures.
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LunaFeles Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Photographer
Featured your photo here: [link]
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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NunoFigueira Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
lol funny shot :)
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hehe, thanks! :D
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PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Cute x 4
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hehe, yeah lot's of cuties in Tokyo. :D
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Devil-fruit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Haha great story dude!!!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hehe, thanks! :D
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PierreTombale Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
it's not only a japanese thing I guess, seen it with plenty other asian girls, too^^
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yes, I've seen it too! But I've never been to other east Asian countries yet so I wasn't sure. Though I'm going to Shanghai in about a month, so I'll find out. :D
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Vr11kProDuckTschnz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I am sure you will see it there , too as I have seen it in other places in China ;)
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PierreTombale Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
yup, China and also in Thailand^^
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TheMoonSamurai Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
awwwwwwwww...
they seem to be pretty fun. .-D
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yeah they do. Nice girls. :D
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TheMoonSamurai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I'd like to hang out with them and maybe get some Oden. .-P

Oden is food right? .-P
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
It is food, indeed! :D
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TheMoonSamurai Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
OH HOORAYS! I was right! .-P

is it good? .-P
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
It is pretty good. Also very healthy. :D
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TheMoonSamurai Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Well thats good
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Ilyich Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student General Artist
That's a cute story. And a photo too. :aww: I've always found japanese love for the V-sign quite strange (in a good way, though), and I'm always surprised to see that they really do it a lot. Even in front of random people with cameras :D
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yeah, the V sign is just what they do. I don't think most of them know why, they just do it. They also say 'cheeeeese' but they pronounce it 'cheeee-zu.' :D
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Karameel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
I liked your story!! :D
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I'm glad, it was kind of an odd situation. :D
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DeathNoteMyselfeLost Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhhh it seems to be that on some parts of the world girls do nearly the same things ^^. I know this kind of groupphotos ;) Can be funny XD
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yeah, people are really the same from my experience. Our differences are so small to our similarities. :D
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DeathNoteMyselfeLost Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes !! :D And then all the stupid politician make war -.- ... I mean human is human. They should talk and not kill !! Sorry ^^ sometimes Im a little bit impulsive ^^ .....
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Don't worry about it. I agree! :D
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DeathNoteMyselfeLost Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) !! Nice to hear that some other people do think like I do :)
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