Our lavish lady this fine summery week is Mari Hasumi (蓮見茉莉). Unlike most of the girls we feature on our regular Idol of the Week column Mari is not a Gravure model but a Japanese porn star. But as such, a lot of details about her remain cloaked in shadow.
Either way, her slinky body is more than enough to satisfy us!
Forget Fifty Shades, sado-masochism infiltrates all walks of life in Japan, it seems. Including anime cover hug pillows.
Hug pillows (dakimakura) are of course the pillows designed to be “hugged” to help you through the night. Sometimes they are innocent enough (like comfort blankets) but often it’s a euphemism for a type of sex doll, complete with slots for masturbator sleeves. And naturally, there are lots of cool covers to go on these hug dolls, especially moe ones of anime characters.
But the this month saw a strange trend sweeping the Twittersphere in Japan.
Turning your anime hug pillow into a sex slave. With duct tape.
Yes, those girls and boys have been taped up, revealing the dark side of hug pillows that many would not have known even existed. Oh, boy, does it exist all right.
These taped-up bedroom prisoners are apparently not confined to either gender. There are male and female dakimakura being duct-taped.
We’re not sure who or what or why, but some of these images appeared in quick succession around the middle of the month, and were promptly spread and retweeted like crazy.
Even poor Thomas wasn’t safe.
The fire of this latest Twitter meme may burn out quickly, as so many are apt to do. But we hope not!
The advertising for Japanese lingerie is practically pornographic. And we say that in a very complimentary way.
Ravijour, who along with Peach John are the lingerie of choice for girls looking to spice up their bodies, have announced their autumn catalog. And given the eye-watering photos they released with it we think these bras and panties are going to be very popular.
The concept behind this season’s designs is apparently “jewel”, which could just as easily be a reference to the precious quality of the models’ bodies.
As usual the models include Elli Rose, Mai Miyagi and Azusa Koizumi.
The lingerie is now on sale around Japan so happy hunting for girls wearing it!
Earlier this year Ravijour also had fun with a concept True Love Tester Bra that only unhooks when it detects real romance.
Japanese weekly tabloid Shukan Post has done a mammoth public service in conducting a superb survey of Japanese women to find out their grooming habits. As in, their bush hair grooming habits!
Shukan Post ran an online survey asking 1,000 women about the nether regions. The ladies were aged from 20 to 69, so we have a range of generations here. The average age was 41.9 years so the majority were in their early thirties or forties — the rather lovely jukujo (MILF) category.
As many of our readers will be aware, although the ladies of the adult industry are quite well trimmed, most Japanese women are pretty bushy. Despite Japanese women’s obsession seemingly with shaving and plucking every follicle of hair on other parts of their body, they don’t let a bit of growth down there bother them.
Here’s a classic example: Eri Ishida in one her famous “hair nude” full-frontal shoots.
These survey confirmed our experiences. 53% of the women said their public hair was “dense”. 56.2% of the women answered “Do you groom down there?” with a “I do nothing”!
Some other results: I bikini wax (26%); I trim my bush (23.6%); I remove hair right up to my genitals (7%); I remove hair up to my anus (5.5%).
So, there you have it. Proof that the Japanese female is and simultaneously is not trimmed.
Born in 1987, Rei is now approaching 30 and so, by extension, likely the end of her career, though she continues to release DVDs and even pop up in mainstream TV commercials sometimes.
Rei, we hope to see as much of you as we can! Keep on working even after you hit the bit three-oh!
We always get super excited when Tenga releases a new sex toy.
It’s just something about the way they market their products, making proper images to advertise them (a surprisingly rare thing in Japan!), making a special website, coming up with decent copy, and of course the products themselves looking always top notch. Though owned by SOD now, Tenga started off as a small independent adult brand that hit the big time with its Tenga Eggs, Onacup and then, even more so, the Tenga Flip Hole.
But this was a long time ago, relatively speaking. Lately the company has focussed on pushing overseas, with some success.
It has also branched out into new markets. This is not just an inevitability; in general many Japanese sex toy makers are (finally!) experimenting in bringing their innovation to female vibes, after years of neglect in favor of the guys. In fact, Tenga’s recent releases for men haven’t been so exciting. They have been mostly updates on preexisting products rather than anything radically new. But their vibrators have been groundbreaking, not least for the sophisticated attitude towards design and color.
Tenga have had success with two lines: the Iroha series of vibrators — perhaps the most stylish vibes in Japan — and Vi-Bo, a series of vibes for couples.
Now comes (no pun intended) a new Tenga Iroha — the Iroha Fit. Hitting the shelves in August, this is a curving vibe for g-spot stimulation par excellence.
As it’s still unreleased we haven’t had a chance to try it out yet but we can’t wait. There are two variations of color/design: Mikazuki is yellow and a sleek curve, while the Minamozuki is blue and has a wavy form for more stimulation options.
There are two buttons that control the magic. The top turns the Iroha Fit on and creates a loop. The larger lower button switches between the four buzzing modes.
The Iroha Fit is waterproof and can even be partly submerged, plus it is gentle to the touch. What more could a gal want out of a vibe?! We also love the gift box.
The Tenga Iroha Fit Vibrator is now on pre-order at KanojoToys.
Japanese lesbian sex fantasy fighting film “Girl’s Blood” (Aka x Pinku) sees three hotties going at each otherWritten by: Taro on July 23, 2014 at 12:02 am | In Erotic Japan Blog | Discuss »
After having seen a Japan release back in February, people overseas are getting the chance now to see Girl’s Blood (released in Japan as Aka x Pinku, or Red vs. Pink) and it’s making waves.
Starring Yuria Haga and Asami Tada, the film is basically a softcore lesbian porn film. Tada and Haga in particular have excited legions of men for their explicit girl-on-girl scene.
Directed by Koichi Sakamoto (known for his contributions to the Kamen Rider series), it also stars the lovely Ayame Misaki.
It literally starts with Yuria Haga butt naked and then proceeds from there.
Another nude starlet in the film is Rina Koike, who also engages in a little nude lesbian fighting.
Here is how the film is billed:
Four girls take part in illegal underground fighting event Girl’s Blood held at an abandoned school building in Roppongi every night. The girls have their own stories and quirks from their private lives. Satsuki (Yuria Haga) suffers from a gender identity disorder, Chinatsu (Asami Tada) ran away from an abusive husband, Miko (Ayame Misaki) is a S&M queen and Mayu (Rina Koike) has a Lolita face.
The now infamous sex scene between Tada and Haga sees the pointy-breasted latter go down on her big-busted companion, licking her out. Unusually for a Japanese (relatively) mainstream film, it features full-frontal nudity. In reality, the lesbian seduction is just a masturbation fancy of the Haga character, who is writhing on her bed at home while fingering herself… until she gets disturbed!
Saying that, though, despite Yuria Haga’s willingness to strip right off, we’re not sure we are fans of her ass.
We think Asami Tada wins on the butt stakes.
As part of the release of Girl’s Blood (Aka x Pinku) there was also a cosplay photo book release with Ayama, Yuria and Asami in full sexy gear.
The lovely F-cup Asami Tada has done nude scenes before.
Will this finally take the crown for AKB48 Fan of the Century?
As reported by our friends at JapanTrends.com, one admirer of Yuki Kashiwagi has succeeded in making a working android of her, the Yukirin Robot.
AKB48 fans aren’t known for their subtlety or restraint. From purchasing up crazy amounts of CDs and merchandise to attacking the objects of their desire at handshaking events, AKB48 is a group that inspires all manner of extreme response from its fans.
But this is something we haven’t personally seen before, though it is at least technically impressive.
It lacks arms but has a moving head and eyes, and can sense when you are looking at it and look back at you.
The Dr Frankenstein here is Takayuki Todo, a post-grade media art student who made the android for his graduation project. First shown earlier this year, it was exhibited at Niconico Chokaigi 3, a tech event at Suzaka City in Nagano Prefecture on the weekend.
With its tongue firmly in its cheek, the android was advertised as being at a booth not for the usual “handshaking” as the AKB girls do but for “staring”.
Not so much the uncanny valley as the otaku valley, with a few alterations the Yukirin Robot could become an awesome sex machine-cum-sex doll that we think would be worth a LOT of money!
And for comparison’s sake, here is the “real” Yuki Kashiwagi in all her glory…
What to do about Japan? Its population is aging and its birth rate is falling. That’s the double whammy and not a week goes by without some new farfetched plan being proposed by some idiotic politico.
Well, this one might just be the most outlandish one we’ve heard so far and the latest in a long, long line of gaffes by Japanese male politicians.
A member of the Shinshiro Municipal Assembly in Aichi Prefecture last month suggested a way to increase the Shinshiro City population. While nove, it is probably illegal and also just plain outright crazy.
Give out “punctured condoms” to married residents. Yes, distribute knowingly damaged contraception to “trick” couples into getting pregnant.
Needless to say this was met with criticism and last week independent Assemblyman Tomonaga Osada was told by the assembly’s Chairman that his comments “lacked dignity for an assembly member and consideration.” Osada then suffered the indignity of having his proposal not only rejected but actually deleted from the minutes of the June 18th meeting in which he made it!
Is that punishment or censorship? We’re not sure.
According to media reports, Osada is 49 years old and now into his third term as an Assemblyman at Shinshiro. The small city in Aichi has a population of 49,000.
Of course, the whole reprimand only happened in the first place because the public got wind and there was a bit of a brouhaha. Last week a Japanese Communist Party assembly member wrote about it in his blog on Monday and it soon went viral.
Osada said his motives were faultless. He just wanted the people of Shinshiro to “feel friendly toward City Hall.” His only hope was that the birth rate would be boosted but he apparently now accepts that puncturing condoms would be an “inappropriate” idea.
Japan’s current cause célèbre has ended in a victory for art, personal liberty and eroticism with the release of self-proclaimed “vagina” artist vagina artist Rokudenashi-ko/Megumi Igarashi from police custody. She was arrested earlier this week for using Campfire to raise funds for a project involving making a 3D printing of her own genitals.
“I have always stuck to my artistic principles,” she said. She wants to to revolutionize Japanese society’s taboos on depicting and talking about female genitals. Now she’s famous for getting arrested, perhaps she has a better chance!
It is true that sex and nudity is EVERYWHERE in Japan, but NOWHERE. Since the rice of celebrity “hair nude” photo books over two decades ago some attitudes started to change and a few mainstream films escaped the censor if the full-frontal nudity was for comedic purposes.
However, even photographers as prominent as Leslie Kee have been arrested for daring to show full nudity in art exhibits. If you are gay or female, you face repression, it seems!
While the pixellation censorship is one aesthetic issue, the complete burying of the question of genitalia is another — as it is also links into some entrenched problems as the suppression of women in Japan.
Rokudenashi-ko/Megumi Igarashi is obviously a clever person, not another case of “wacky Japan” like some in the western media would like to patronize her as while they giggle at Japanese people. Though we also chuckled at the sheer outlandishness of her art projects at first, we applaud her stand and how she seizes on her new-found platform to bring about change.
Her artist name means “good-for-nothing-girl” and though she would seem to be a bit infantile in her obsession with “manko (pussy) art”, in fact she is bringing important issues into the public realm through her various sculptures, workshops, exhibitions, books, and stunts such as paddling in a “vagina kayak”!
After being detained on July 12th for online distribution of 3D data of her vagina, she was released on Friday night. She had emailed fans who funded her art project via Campfire with data of her vagina so they could make 3D prints of it.
“I believe this arrest was completely unjust and unreasonable,” said Igarashi.
The 42-year-old’s plight was met by consternation by feminists, art lovers and those who just like a countercultural cause. Ten police officers were sent to arrest her. Ten? What did they think, she was going to attack them with her vagina?!
The Tokyo District Court on Friday annulled her arrest and she was liberated… or at least, only so far as Japanese society is liberated in the first place!
Her cause attracted over 17,000 signatories in two days to an online petition to get her released.
“I have often wondered why Japanese TV shows edit out” slang words for vagina “like it’s the normal thing to do,” she said. ”But this is (a part of) my body, and I don’t understand why it’s considered obscene.”
“I’m fighting against a society that for some reason brands female privates as taboo,” she said.
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