I was 6 and I was upset.
I was supposed to have gone to the zoo for the first time a week earlier but my mother’s plans pushed it back and I was still on a non-speaking basis with her over it.
I told her I was only going to talk to the animals and they would have to relay my messages to her instead.
As we walked through the trees at Ueno Park to the zoo, the trees loomed large.
As I strained to find their tops, something hit my eye.
I halted my half-skip as it started drizzling a cold rain.
The animals wouldn’t come out of their hiding places that day.
It wasn’t fair, I was used to getting everything I want.
You owe me, Mr. Rabbit! The penguins too! You all owe me.
Hey- I just remembered the time I went to the zoo when I was little.
I was so mad because the animals wouldn’t come out.
It’s their job to be seen, right?? Make them!!
You’re such a p-r-i-n-c-e-s-s.
Should the sun rise at night so you can get your day-sleepin self some vitamin D?
Of course. I’m sleepy, gonna take a nap
HEY! HEY! I think someone snuck into my garden!
I’m going crazy, I know it.
I feel like everyone is staring at me.
This whole world is going insane. This woman next to me… something just feels strange about her.
I think I’m really going crazy!!! People are turning into… origami!!
You’re always trying to be so different.
Well if you go the cuckoo house you’ll be the best-dressed there.
I think I’m serious….!
Oh my god…I know I’m not dreaming.
The animals…are coming to get me.
I wonder. If it rains, will it all go away? Will they fall apart and disappear?
…Make it rain.
Creative direction/story & styling: Misha Janette (ZOOM Emotions, Inc.)
Photographs/retouching: Bao Yanzhou
Special guest star: Mari Natsuki (Natsuki Rocks)
Model: JUN (Image)
Makeup: Kento Utsubo
Mari Natsuki makeup: Yoshiyuki Wada (Signo)
Featuring: Emporio Armani 2013 AW
Fashion Assistants: Shunsuke Okabe, Yoshi Peter
Special thanks: Juan Rabanal, George Inaki, Armani Caffe, Ms. Kudo, Mr. Nobu, origami students
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