Slvr Tetsuya– Japanese Grandpa, whose feed will blow you away!

One of the hippest grandpas you’d ever see! Meet 84-year-old Japanese fashionista, Slvr Tetsuya Kudo; the man after our very hearts. He’s funny, dope and really about his business. Grandpa Tetsuya likes to dress up in his influencer grandson, Naoya’s clothes, but whips it up like a typical 80 year old. This has drawn much attention to the Japanese icon, and all of a sudden, he’s an influencer!

Do you even look this good now?

We guess not! But Grandpa Tetsuya is leaving nothing to chance! He’s rocking his old age probably as much as his youth. And it’s all thanks to his grandson, Naoya Kudo.

It all started with a single tweet, however.

Naoya went home to Akita Prefecture in Japan last month for the Golden Week holiday — a week where many people in Japan have off to celebrate a series of holidays— and with too much free time on his hands, decided to dress his 84-year-old granddad, Tetsuya, in some of his high-fashion outfits”, Buzzfeed reported.

Probably knowing the importance of personal connections, Naoya couldn’t have chosen better locations. A field and a beach around their home, and the middle school where Tetsuya was a principal. He then took photos of the old man, who by the way knows how to strike a pose, and put them in a tweet. Within hours, the tweet blew up and before they both knew it, grandpa was a star!

“He was surprisingly enthusiastic about it,”  Naoya revealed

Slvr Tetsuya knew exactly what he wanted. According to his grandson, Slvr even directed the shoot at several points.

And when the output was ready, his family got the first peek. But not suprisingly, they burst out in laughter, making jokes about Tetsuya’s look. Little did they know he was a star in the making.

Naoya ignored them and went ahead to start an Instagram account. Following his tweet’s success, grandpa had it easy on Insta. Within 24 hours, he attracted 10,000 followers! By the start of June, he had over 80,000. And now, like wildfire, he’s past the 100K mark!

“The rest of the family went wild when they first saw him dressed up”

 

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Slvr Tetsuya: Meet Japanese Grandpa, whose feed will blow you away!

Naoya says that this was “quite a transformation to see my rural grandpa, who has no interest in fashion, in outfits he would never consider wearing on his own.”

And now, there are more plans are in the pipeline for Slvr.

While grandpa himself has no access to Instagram, his devoted grandson plans to manage everything for him. He says he still has a lot of content of Tetsuya to share, so the project will continue into the foreseeable future.

 

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Furthermore, preparations are being made for Grandpa Tetsuya to have his own exhibition. Naoya wants to combine all his photos into an album and hopes his former students would attend.

“It would be nice if we could get some [of them] to show up as well,” he said.

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Amanda Lucy

AMANDA IS A 25 YEAR OLD COLLEGE GRADUATE. LOVES MUSIC,DANCE AND IS AN ARDENT USER OF THE INTERNET. YOU CAN FOLLOW HER INSTAGRAM @nana_yaba. SHE STARTED WRITING FOR INFLEUR IN NOVEMBER 2017

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