Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. The fashion stars and influencers of Instagram have become way too predictable: The sleek, tanned bodies, the trappings of wealth, the same poses in the same exotic locations.
Naoya Kudo went home to Akita Prefecture in Japan last month for the Golden Week holiday — a week where many people in Japan have off to celebrate a series of holidays— and with too much free time on his hands, decided to dress his year-old granddad, Tetsuya, in some of his high-fashion outfits. Kudo shared some of the photos he took of his granddad wearing his clothing on Twitter, where they quickly went viral. Kudo told BuzzFeed News that the two staged photo shoots at locations where Tetsuya, a former chemistry teacher, had personal connections. These included fields and beaches around the family home and the middle school where Tetsuya was a principal. Kudo has since started an Instagram account for his grandpa, which already has more than 45, followers. Kudo said Tetsuya has become a lot more popular than he expected, gaining roughly 10, followers in a single day. Kudo runs the Instagram and said he still has a lot of content of Tetsuya to share, so the project will continue into the foreseeable future.
Look out, hypebeasts. There's a new kid on the block and he's rockin' streetwear like a pro. Image via slvr. The former teacher, who hails from Akita, Japan, has become an Instagram sensation and amassed 35, followers within just one week.
If you know a little about the Japanese language, you may know that san is a common honorific. It's no surprise, then to learn that the Japanese word for grandfather is ojiisan. The informal term, which is what one would call one's own grandfather, is sofu. Some Japanese children call their grandparents Jiji from ojiisan and Baba from obaasan, Japanese for grandmother.