Tonight I went to a special Japanese schoolgirl-themed film screening and party at the Japan Society. The film that they showed was a Japanese comedy from the 1980's called Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (ã‚»ãƒ¼ãƒ©ãƒ¼æœã¨æ©Ÿé–¢éŠƒ), the story of an innocent school girl who inherits the leadership of a yakuza gang and leads them on a quest of revenge and redemption. Absolutely brilliant. A must-see. I rate it along with my other Japanese 80's favorite, Tampopo.
Here are some pictures of the after party (total otaku meat market), and a sneak peak at the new New York (and US) flagship Uniqlo store in SoHo that I passed by on the way home: