Meet The 54-year-old ‘School Girl’
This Japanese pensioner dresses like a SCHOOLGIRL at weekends… and now he’s even got a global fan club
Hideaki Kobayashi, 54, began the bizarre campaign after a friend told him anyone over 30 who wore a schoolgirl outfit got free ramen.
But despite not having much luck on the free noodle front, Hideaki has continued to dress himself in the traditional “Sailor Uniform Ojisan”, complete with ribbons in his beard.
He has since travelled to China, Osaka and France after building quite a following, with many referring to him as “that old man wearing a girls’ sailor uniform”.
Hideaki, who was invited to promote a game at the Cinderella Festival in Tokyo – a high school event for girls – said: “Times have really changed.
“Ten or 20 years ago, everyone hated old men.
“It was tons of fun, there were so many people and I feel great.”
There is even a rumour those who meet him go on to find deep and true happiness.