Yes, the Shanghainese still sport pajamas in the street.
It is mostly the older generations, but wearing sleepwear outdoors is still a wide custom and is seen on a daily basis around city streets. The reasons, when you investigate, vary from the fact of people sharing bathrooms outside their homes with other families, to comfort, to the cheap price of the garments, to simple cultural tradition. Bit I love seeing it, because for me it makes Shanghai what it is, especially when I see ladies with their high heels, bags and perfectly styled hair and makeup walk down the street in their pajamas, like this lady in my neighborhood today!
2 replies on “Day Forty Seven, March 10, 2011”
Wow…this is amazing. I LOVE culture and traditions, and this one is…human and perfect. I love all of your pictures and am now following you, I can’t wait to see more! I lived in Hong Kong for a month (Not that long, I know) but your pictures make me miss it!
Thank you so much Marybeth for your comment and visit! Glad my pictures can bring up good memories in you 🙂