When I first came to Japan about two decades ago, there was a lot of neon. But in the years that followed, those flickering tubs have been switched out for LED lights.
Twitter user Tanago, a self-styled “Cyber Mom,” has designed what very well could be the first wearable neon-tube backpack. She’s taken it out on the street of Tokyo’s Akihabara. The kanji characters 電脳 (dennou), which means “computer”, “digital brain,” or even “cyber brain.” That last translation seems most fitting!
Tanago started work on projects like this in 2018 with an LED kimono obi slash.
Her bicycle is also very, very good.
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