In my English classes last week, I did a lesson about hobbies. We talked about their favorite pastimes as well as which ones they find challenging or exciting. I also asked them which hobbies they believed to be dangerous. I was expecting them to rattle off a list of extreme sports, but no, the class all agreed that "SUNBATHING" was a very dangerous hobby.
It's definitely not uncommon to see Japanese women here sporting mega Darth Vader sun protective visors. If you live in Japan, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Take a look at this internet article about Japanese aversion to sun and the sun visor phenomenon.
So, my new experience of the day was to wear one of these Martian "Black Widow" hats as I went about my business...
Drinking morning coffee on the patio
Eating a hamburger
Enjoying the beach
On a side note, these Martian visors fly off the store shelves here in Okinawa. A week ago, I saw a huge display of them at a store, but when I went back to buy one yesterday, there were only 3 left. Even my very pretty and fashionable 25 year old Japanese language tutor owns one!