This jolly bunch of shchool kids posed for us outside the manga Museum in Kyoto. They obviously enjoyed trying on the brightly coloures wigs. They are standing under a blossom tree, so this modern image has its roots in tradition as you can see the fallen cherry blossom at their feet.
There is a tendency for young women to dress up like Grayson Perry does, in a cartoon idea of how a five year old from the 1960s would dress. Whether this is done with Perry’s degree of irony is unclear.