Even though it has not been replaced, the call "Hi cheese" is still in use in Japan when taking pictures. It is said that the phrase took root because the corners of the mouth rise up when pronouncing "cheese" and it makes people smile. In other words, as long as the corners of the mouth rise, the phrase can be different. The important thing is to look happy in the picture.
The idea is the same overseas. In English-speaking countries, people say "Say cheese" as they do in Japan, and the phrase "Ouistististi" used in French-speaking countries and the phrase whisky used in Latin America are also phrases that make people look happy when uttered, regardless of the meaning of the words used. That's right. The critical thing is not whether or not you are actually having fun, but whether or not you look like you are having fun.
At the square on the Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station, many people are taking pictures with the brick Tokyo Station in the background. Nowadays, even dogs take pictures to commemorate their visit to Tokyo Station. Unlike humans, dogs cannot say phrases that make the corners of their mouths turn up. But if they really looked happy, such phrases would not be necessary, I thought to myself as I looked at the Shiba Inu with a big smile on his face.
|Aug 2022 ANIMAL TOKYO|
|DOG FLAG MARUNOUCHI SHOOTING SMILE STATION|
August 5, 2022
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85