National Geographic : 2001 Jan
BEFORE DUSK ON A JUNE EVENING Hideo Sugiyama finished some last minute gardening, looked at his watch, and disappeared to dress for work. Off came his V-neck sweater and corduroys, the soft loafers and Dunhill socks. On went a grass skirt, dark blue tunic, straw sandals, and soft cap pointed like a wizard's hat. A man who might have passed for a stockbroker had transformed into a figure from history, one I had seen in a painting from 17th-century Japan.