On a recent trip to Kyodo, a station in Setagaya, Tokyo, we were amused to see the Colonel Sanders outside the local KFC had been decorated in a black and red costume.
Naturally our first thoughts were: that’s a Tenga theme.
It suspiciously matches the color design for the Tenga SD Deep Throat Hard Cup toy.
I have no proof that KFC was indeed being cheeky here. It might be just some anime reference or a samurai armor costume.
They frequently dress up their famous mascot mannequins outside the outlets depending on the season. But we can’t imagine why else they would choose this style of costume.
What do you think?
Our lovely this week is the young and very up-and-coming Ikumi Hisamatsu.
Born in 1996, she’s still a teenager but has already taken the Gravure world by storm.
Yes, finally! Japan is getting its first ever shunga exhibition, opening in Tokyo this September.
The important thing to remember about shunga (literally “spring paintings”) is that they were created by some of the most famous and popular woodblock print artists, including Hokusai and Utamaro. Sure, they were more niche than the most iconic prints — but they were still part of the mainstream.
This all got forgotten when Japan tried to “modernize” in a kind of strange copy of the western model.
The result? There has never been a large-scale shunga exhibition in Japan or porn is pixellated, as is full-frontal nudity in regular movies. Go figure.
Shunga have also faced censorship in the past, with the key penetration or genitalia imagery blocked out from view. However, many books have been published in recent years with the prints in their full glory, so perhaps this is a sign of progress.
We’ve seen also shunga on public display in Japan before but usually curtained off discreetly as part of another exhibition.
Incredibly, it was overseas appreciation of shunga that has prompted this first major show, such as the British Museum exhibition in 2013-14, which was visited by 88,000 people in three months!
Featuring around half the works seen at the London institution and drawing from the collection of former prime minister Morihiro Hosokawa, the Tokyo exhibition happening from September 19th to December 23rd at Tokyo’s Eisei Bunko Museum in Bunkyo-ku.
Getting a museum was the problem, it seems. The organizers wanted to hold the show in parallel with the London one but around 10 facilities turned them down! It’s a guaranteed blockbuster but museums-for-hire deemed it “immoral” or “distasteful”!
Naturally, you have to be at least 18 years old to get in to see the 120 works.
We always find it fascinating how the penis is exaggerated and enlarged in shunga — much like erotic manga today also features massive cocks and breasts, but still slender waist. This déformer style has very old roots in Japan.
While certain motifs and aspects are obviously exaggerated and reveal the “male gaze”, shunga do also tell us a lot about the history of sex in Japan and include depictions of old sex toys, and also tropes like “tentacle rape“.
On a side note, we also recommend you check out Japan’s amazing “fart war” scrolls for a glimpse into historical toilet humor!
I think we have our new favorite lady in the entire world! Or at least, for the time being.
Sonoya Mizuno is a haafu model and actress. A rare example of a British-Japanese, she is frankly stunning.
She is one of several naked female bodies on display in the hit sci-fi film Ex Machina.
In one scene from the movie she shows off her slinky naked body with full-frontal nudity. Unfortunately, things then get a bit weird.
She was born in Japan in 1988 but grew in England. First a ballet dancer, she moved into modelling and acting in her twenties.
Her face reminds us of Naoko Watanabe, one of the great underrated beauties in Japan.
Real Love Doll Yasuragi White Skin takes Orient Industry sex dolls even closer to the perfection of beautyWritten by: Tadashi Anahori on May 22, 2015 at 12:12 am | In Adult Releases | Discuss »
She was hot before. She just got hotter.
The Orient Industry Real Love Doll Yasuragi has now got “levelled up” to that archetype of Japanese beauty: pure white skin.
Essentially the details are the same as the previous hit Yasuragi, only this time with pure bihaku (white skin). This is similar to what Orient Industry did with their amazing Ange doll a little while ago.
There is a choice of four wonderful faces: Minami Iikura, Madoka Kurihara, Chigusa Hara, or Kaoru Mochizuki.
Plus you can choose extras like movable eyes, flexible eyes, integrated underhair, and so on.
Another really cool thing now is that Orient Industry dolls include the luxury Mitsu no Tsubo masturbators that are some of the best quality onaholes released onto the market in years.
Joining the recent silliness of Condom Day in the (ever-increasing) list of odd anniversaries in Japan, “Kiss Day” is celebrated on May 23rd because it is the day that the film Hatachi no seishun (20-Year-Old Youth) was released in 1946.
In case you’re not a film buff, that’s the movie that featured the first ever kiss scene, though the stars may have had gauze between them.
To celebrate, Edition Aoyama, a club in Akasaka, Tokyo, is holding an event on Saturday where couples (not necessarily male-female, it seems) are invited to kiss each other through an acrylic plastic panel.
It’s basically a gokkon group blind date event, though with this “kissing” gimmick thrown in as a kind of novel ice-breaker.
Kind of like those movie scenes where couples kiss between a window panel.
Needless to say, no tongues are allowed.
Who says romance is dead?
There is actually a precedent for this, it seems. Here’s an example from a wacky Japanese TV show (no shortage of those).
Even Japanese male baseball players like to do the “acrylic kiss” sometimes, it seems.
All this isn’t doing much to dissuade those loud proclaimers of “sexless Japan“.
Can the Japanese even kiss? Anyone who’s ever seen Japanese TV will know that kissing in dramas is basically 1950′s-style — a slightly sustained lip-contact only.
And even in Japanese porn, who doesn’t find the kissing strange sometimes? Like the man just wants to lick the girl’s face. At best, they just seem to poke their tongues out and have them lap at each other like mating snakes.
Take a look at Sora Aoi demonstrating a Japanese porn “kiss”.
Much of the focus seems to be on licking, being “dirty” and “wet” — and exchanging bodily fluids through the mouth. Is there any porn without a gratuitous drool shot?
Donald Richie wrote in 1983 about Japanese kissing.
Over 100 years ago the brothers Goncourt apparently heard that “the kiss did not exist in Japanese love-making”, which might explain a few things.
The kiss was certainly not official sanctioned until modern times. Kissing was a kind of perversion, “something one did only when carried away by passion itself.” Translators of western books into Japanese initially had to resort to the word “one lick” (hitoname) to try to convey the practice.
Today everyone says kissu but the “real” Japanese word is seppun, since to use the borrowed English “sanitizes by endistancing”. The action is not quite socially okay, but a euphemism makes it permissible.
The Japanese, since they don’t kiss family members, view it only as a deeply dirty or erotic act — certainly not something to do in public.
Even today, couples almost never kiss each other in public — even just a peck. (Likewise for family members.)
Here’s something even stranger, in 2011 there was also this “kiss transmission” device for remote snogs.
Tags: Donald Richie, Gokkon, History of sex, Iiniku Ushijima, Japanese pornography, Kissing, Sexless Japan, Sora Aoi
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In our continuing quest to document recent developments in Korean movie sex scenes, we now turn to Lee Yoo-young and her nude appearance in Late Spring.
The 2014 film itself is set in South Korea in the 1960′s in a quiet village, where a sculptor finds a new muse in the shape of the comely Lee Yoo-young.
While the film lacks real sex scenes, it does have provide ravishing glimpses at Lee Yoo-young’s body as she poses for her artist.
She is also starring in the upcoming film The Treacherous, also starring Lim Ji-yeon, which promises to be pretty racy.
Get a 360-degree panorama “virtual shot” of a hot Japanese Gravure model.
This “VR Girl” campaign features Miyako Akane, who has participated in Japan’s biggest fetish event and also posed nude for a May issue of Playboy. She also posed for some of the hottest swimsuit shots we’ve seen in a while.
So we’ve established that Miyako Akane is hot.
Well, by downloading the immersive 360-degree videos app Kolor Eyes it seems you will be able to get a virtual reality-like experience of her, creating by 360Studio. It also works with the Oculus Rift, a device well-known for its erotic uses.
None of us are really sure what this means and don’t have the energy to get through with the whole rigmarole. However, we think it’s a cool combination of hot girls and tech.
You can see an example of the high-res 360-degree video by clicking through to their Dropbox link. Otherwise, we suspect the demo videos don’t really do justify to the VR experience.
Here she plays with some electric cars racing around a racing track.
In this version Miyako Akane reads scary stories.
As you can see, this plays into a common trope/fetish with Gravure models: watching them doing utterly banal things in bikinis or other states of undress.
The promo is a collaboration with Silly, a studio that specializes in inventive Gravure shoots.
Idol Sako Makita is a 21-year-old member of Passpo, an idol group with a flight attendant theme.
However, the group’s agency had to apologize and suspend Makita’s Twitter account on May 14th after it was allegedly “hacked”.
Makita, or at least her Twitter account, told the world that all idols are ill-educated and that they have sex with “everyone”, says Tokyo Reporter.
“All the members in the group are unable to use their head,” read one message, “and I can’t stand it. Mostly they’ve only graduated from junior high school and they are not normal people. I’m surprised I’ve been able to continue until now.”
“I should have never started in the entertainment business at all,” she continued. “From the start, I’ve dealt with ugly people, and I’ve had sex with everyone.”
Just prior to the Twitter hack, Makita had actually announced she would be taking a break from Passpo from May 31st, leading some to speculate that her account had been attacked by an angry fan — or that Makita had actually herself even spouted the truth about an industry she was glad to be leaving.
As we know, the idol business (like the Gravure world) is basically makura trade (i.e. you have sex to get ahead), where idols are forced to have sex with middle-aged, Yakuza-connected management bods in order to move up in their careers.
A new branch of Hooters Tokyo, the politically incorrect eaterie, has opened in Shinjuku.
The first Japan branch in Akasaka has been a big success with horny salarymen, it seems. This Shinjuku outlet is the fifth for the chain in Japan. It’s located in a former underground theatre space.
120 people lined up to get into the west Shinjuku restaurant — to try the menu, of course. We’re sure it had nothing to do with the hot girls.
Hooter Girls Marissa Raisor and Janet Layug came from America to attend the opening, though we were more interested in the local women on display.
Here are some gratuitous images of the ladies, who all seem to have that Asian American look to them.
Hooters Japan even produced its own magazine with Gravure model Risa Yoshiki on the cover (sadly not working as an actual Hooters Girl).
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