This might need to be my next work look - japanese headbands called hachimaki. Usually decorated with a logo or slogan, Japanese people used to wear them to ward off evil spirits. Students wear them when they study to get them in reved up for an exam and pregnant women in labor for birth! I took these pics within a week of each other so I think it's a sign. The first shot is from Shin Sen Gumi - the best yakitori. The second is from the unique and delicious Beverly Hills imagawayaki bakery called Fulfilled.