As for the title of this post, it might seem strange to Caucasian people who may be naturally blond. But in populations where blond is not a naturally occurring color, or even brown for that matter, light hair colors stand out and sometimes get stereotypes attached to them. For that reason, when getting ready to find a job most Japanese people will dye their hair back to black to appear more professional.
Handing out tissues in Ueno
But this guy doesn't need to worry about things like that, because appearance is not a stipulation for handing out advert tissues on the streets of Tokyo. He can sport his blond tresses, and earn a paycheck. And although his expression belies his boredom, I assure you he was quite tenacious at targeting young fashionable girls as recipients for the free tissues.
I am fairly neutral about the free tissues you can get in Japan. On one hand, I appreciate the tissue especially when I happen upon a toilet with no paper (which happens more often than I care for) and on the other I've become a bit jaded after having one too many people yank the tissue away from me once they see the very white features of my face.
So I've basically stopped taking the free tissues, but what about you? Do you like the free tissue, and do you take them?
And please don't forget to enter My Giveaway! It features another great item you can get for free on Japanese streets - a fan!