When a couple retires, they often move to warmer climates to rest and relax and spend the rest of their years living quietly and in peace. But not this retired Japanese couple. Tsuyoshi and Tomi Seki, otherwise known online as Bonpon511, are online superstars. They are known in the internet for wearing matching outfits on social media. So far, this couple has thousands of fans and they have a loyal following.
The retired couple started posting pictures of themselves in 2016 with coordinated clothes and outfits. They posted the pictures on Instagram, and they quickly went viral. The couple is well into their 60’s but they have not slowed down. They post an array of outfits in several colors and styles. And they post these matching outfits almost every day. The get likes from social media, but they also get praise from fashion commentators online. The couple’s Instagram account has almost 720,000 followers.
The couple uses a simple iPhone mounted on a tripod to capture their coordinated costumes. They also say that it is important to show that they love the pleasure of each other’s company, even after 38 years in marriage. Their followers say that it is one of the reasons why they love the couple and their pictures. Next month, the couple will launch their own brand of clothes and accessories, in collaboration with a known fashion designer.
“Now we’re on our own and finally have the time to do all the things we didn’t have the time to do when we were raising a family and working,” Tomi said. “We want to show that retirement can be a lot of fun, especially if you find something you enjoy doing together.”