I'm watching the Red vs. White NYE special, which is basically two teams of singers duking it out to ring in the NY. Because Japan loves its singers. And WTF contests. Anyhow, this year the red team is (I believe) entirely female singers, and white is (almost) entirely guys. So, battle of the sexes! And they are all the big name entertainers; Japan takes the new year very, very seriously. As much as a country whose music industry is halfway composed of idol groups can, at least.
But the real awesomeness? The red team is lead by a lady I don't know, but the white team is lead by ARASHI. Which is my favorite ~*sparkly*~ boyband. And how do they show up to introduce the teams? She is wearing a lovely furisode kimono. And the guys? White haori, and SILVER SEQUINNED HAKAMA.
And it's not even the Johnny's NYE special, where they break out the *really* lol-tastic outfits. (think peacock cosplaying as Liberace)
GODS I LOVE JAPAN!!!!
@2225--holy mother of the gods, the lady currently singing has a costume that can only be described as 'Yuki-onna collided with a flock of cranes and landed in a rhinestone factory' o.O
@2247--ARASHI is on stage...in GOLD SEQUINNED FROCK COATS...and sneakers. and leopard-print lametrousers. and, and Shou and Aiba both have sequinned ties!