If you love watching Japanese porn you will notice straightaway one very strange thing: pixelation. There’s not a private part in sight — they’re all fuzzed and blurred out by the censors.
Why the need for mosaics? Is it some strange kinky thing that men like? Well, maybe it is NOW, since a whole generation of Japanese men have grown up obsessed with porn and sex featuring pixels rather than penises.
The real reason for it, though, is a 1907 obscenity law that remains unchanged to this day. (Taro and Tadashi, however, hate mosaic and always get under-the-counter porn that is pixel-free.)
These rules even extend to “normal” movies, where pixels or even just clumsy large black circles appear over any scenes with genitals on display. Talk about ruining dramatic tension!
For a country with a porn industry bigger than the size of the US and European markets COMBINED (!), and with call girl services and prostitution clearly visible in urban areas — it seems peculiar to have such sexual hang-ups that you can’t even show a cock.
Well, this is certainly NOT the traditional attitude of the Japanese. Let Tokyo Kinky take you on a trip back in time…
Any fan of art will know what a ukiyoe print is: famous symbols of Edo period Japan, full of vibrant images of samurai, kabuki actors and scenes of Mount Fuji. But do you know the subgenre of shunga (literally “spring painting”)?
These are the erotic print versions of ukiyoe and boy are they explicit! Everyone knows how small Japanese guys are (sorry, Taro, it’s true), so clearly verisimilitude is not on the cards, as any glance at the monstrous sizes of these historical rompers’ members will tell you!
However, that doesn’t distract from the sheer exhilaration of watching people in kimono get down and (very) dirty on the tatami floor. The Edo folks may not have had Xtube or YouPorn — but they still knew how to make good pornography.
The funny thing is that the artists who made shunga weren’t necessarily dirty old lechs who couldn’t make a dime elsewhere. No, the most famous and respected ukiyoe masters also all dabbled in erotica prints: Hokusai, Eisen, Kuniyoshi and Utamaro.
And I’m sure you’ve all heard of tentacle sex through supposedly “violent” and dangerous anime, right? Well, it all started with shunga!
The ancient Japanese of Edo can also teach us a thing of two about adult toys too. Check out HigoZuiki, the adult toys of feudal Japan!
The stem of the giant elephant ear plant, found in the Higo province of Japan, was prized for its aphrodisiac properties, and crafted into pleasure tools for samurai, daimyo (barons), and the women of the court. The plant’s active ingredient, saponin, stimulates and increases blood flow to the genitals, making sex more pleasurable and intense.
In the old days, frisky couples had to tie their own sex toys from lengths of the raw dried plant, but this ancient sex toys are available today in easy-to-use versions. Check out the HigoZuiki Futonaga dildo, the Bijin Pack that ties around your cock, and the HigoZuiki lubricant.
And for a modern master of shunga-style erotica, we should look to Makoto Aida. Taro told me that never has he wanted to be a cockroach so bad!
Anyway even remotely interested in Japanese geinoujin or models can’t have failed to see the big news this week: Erika Sawajiri has told her much-older husband that she wants a divorce. By email.
Yes, apparently Tsuyoshi Takashiro is completely stumped as to why his beautiful wife has suddenly had a change of heart. He heard it first by email and since then has been getting updates through her website announcements and the press.
We blogged here about Erika’s comeback a few weeks ago. Half-French Erika had legions of fans until her pride got the better of her, most infamously at a press conference for the film Closed Note where she only responded “Betsu ni” (別に, “not much”) to questions.
Erika (24) married “media creator” (=”not real job but earns lots of money”) Tsuyoshi Takashiro (45), despite the massive age difference, to the delight of the media, the outcry of her male fans — and the subsequent collapse of her career. Now she’s back in the biz and you would thing was looking to avoid scandal. Aparrently not!
There’s a part of me that simply suspects the whole thing is a publicity scam, though Erika has been making some public appearances since the news broke — and notably sans wedding ring. Her hubbie, on the other hand, has been telling news programs that he has no idea what is going on and she is not returning his calls.
Perhaps Erika met another man? Anyway, I knew it wouldn’t last…
[Images via f.hatena.jp.]
If you buy a bottle of Zima you can kiss a Japanese idol…for free!
The idol world has been rocked of late by scandals involving prostitution allegations and perhaps this is only a step away.
The campaign “KISS A-ZIMA: Zima’s taste is kissing taste” attaches silicone casts of celebrity lips with each bottle of Zima.
Stick the lips onto the neck of the bottle — you can feel like you are smooching your favorite idol! You might look a bit foolish doing this in a bar so I recommend you get one from a store and take it home!
For the guys out there who bend both ways there are two male lips, but we suspect that you will all be going for Aya Kiguchi, Yukina Kinoshita or Yu Tejima. These lovely ladies (pictured below) will be well known to any fan of Gravure or Japanese girls in bikinis. Nice choice, Zima!
You will know how partial I am to girl-on-girl action too so I tried out Aya. Wow! She has some thick, luscious lips that could be put to good use. Taro went for Yu Tejima and I just liked watching him getting down with his drink bottle…
The campaign seems to be currently running so get out to your local liquor store right now. Forget trying to drink the Zima, just get kissing!
We’ve found the first online demo video for the new Tenga FlipLite. Those folks at KanojoToys.com were quick to get their hands on the latest masturbation masterpiece from Tenga — and they kindly put up this detailed demo video for our enjoyment!
I love the test they made with the Princess Kaleidoscope, a “clear dildo magnifier”. It lets you see right inside whatever is getting some action!
I popped over to their office and they had a batch of the FlipLites ready to be sent out. You can get yours by going to their online store and ordering one straight to your door.
We spotted this when it was announced a few weeks ago — and now comes the great news that it is finally available for the hungry consumer.
The Tenga FlipLite is the follow-up to the now legendary Flip Hole, a light-weight, easy-to-use masturbator for the discerning male.
At the heart of the Flip Lite’s design is its “flip”-off cap — just add the gel, close it up and you are ready to getting going. Notice the button on the outside: that’s the devilish air release switch which will add vacuum oomph to your pleasure!
The compact Flip Lite comes in two stunning versions, each one designed with unique features and molding.
The Melty White is for the man who likes it soft and gentle. Inside you will encounter a large air pocket, with delicately stroking nubs in the middle and large bumps just beyond the entrance to warm you up.
The Solid Black is a tougher, harder experience, complete with four “wall” constructions in the middle and four swirls at the front. Finally, it ends in a large ball mold that will pump you to the max.
You can get the Flip Lite from Kanojo Toys NOW!
We promise to have a full review soon!
After just not getting enough pleasure out of my sessions with J-girl sluts I decided to seek out some additional firepower!
I’d never tried penis sleeves…until now. Penis sleeves not only add pleasure for you — they provide you with a whole other layer of girth that she will be glad of too! In a country full of men with members slightly on the smaller size, these penis sleeves are essential tools.
This tight silicone sleeve slips onto your member, gripping the base like there’s no tomorrow. The head stays open, though, so you won’t have trouble bursting your load!
I know a lot of your American guys are circumcised, but don’t worry — this set includes two versions (circumcised and uncircumcised).
If you’re feeling in need of some divine erotic assistance, I recommend the Thunder God Penis Wrap, a truly heavenly accessory. This silicone wrap-around might sound a bit bizarre but it will supply you with a noticeable increase in girth that is a gift from the gods!
Or, for that extra squeeze for extra stimulation, the G-Greed series of rings will tighten you into just the right hardened state of ejaculation that we all deserve. Extremely malleable and easy to use, the cock ring is also hygienic and simple to clean.
G-Greed is one of the best brands for these kinds of toys, with lotions, rings and more — all designed to enhance your sexual experience.
Any self-respecting otaku or anime-lover will have heard of Konami’s Love Plus.
It’s a virtual dating SIM game for the DS. Players can choose one of three girls (Aika Takamine, Rinko Kobayakawa and Nene Anegasaki) and pursue a full relationship with them. You can speak to them through the DS’s microphone and even the touch-pad allows for some interaction.
It is even possible to sit down and communicate with other nearby DS players using the game through the wireless connection function.
Well, now there’s a iPhone and iPod app version.
This is even better than the DS version since you can take photos of yourself with your iPhone camera and use augmented reality to insert the SIM’s image into the photo.
If you’ve ever wanted to have that romantic — or sexy — photo of yourself getting close to your favorite anime girl…then this is the app for you.
Apparently you can use the touch screen to control the girl — and even her clothes! We suspect that you will like flipping up her skirt the most!
I was first motivated to get an iPhone when I heard about the anime girl Kanojo Camera app and, boy, am I glad I made that purchase now…
[Images via ITmedia.co.jp]
Knockers. Jugs. A rack. Whatever you call ‘em, I like a good pair of breasts. But we all know they can be hard to come by in Japan, where the girls are notoriously small in the chest.
However, that’s not to say that undressing your lady when you’ve got her into the love hotel is any easier. She may not have giant breasts bulging out of her bra but unfastening that strap on the back is still a real pain in the ass. I’ve had many a one-night stand almost ruined by fumbles and unhooking disasters.
This is why I was really excited by the latest sample I got from Kanojo Toys. The Real Body Breasts Yukari is a stunningly realistic torso and bust toy that you can stand up and play with whenever you like.
From its curving back to its pliable F-Cup breasts and nipples, Yukari’s life-size pair gave me hours of satisfaction (Megumi was not impressed!). I particularly liked the bra and camisole, so I could practice my undressing technique again and again. I’ve discovered that you can do it with your teeth in under two seconds!
All right, I might be a J-Girl but I happen to like international guys. I’ve dated my fair share of boys white and black, and so of course I read the manga My Darling is a Foreigner (ダーリン は 外国人).
More than your usual manga this is like a column — there’s no story, just anecdotes about how the strange-ness of Tony, the partner of the author. It first came out in 2002 and since then has spawned a fair few sequels, TV ad tie-ins and so on.
The real couple, Tony Lazlo and Saori Ogura, now have a baby too — so this is one kokusai kekkon (“international marriage”) that turned out happily.
After the series sold two million copies it was inevitable that a movie would be made. The film actually just came out here, starring Jonthan Sherr, who’s not famous at all, and Mao Inoue, a rather cute actress. Well, I guess mismatch is part of the theme.
This got me thinking about famous Japanese women who have married foreign — especially white — men.
There’s the actress Shinobu Terajima, of course, and her French designer hubbie. Terajima is well known for being one of the few mainstream Japanese actresses willing to shed her clothes in the name of the art. You can see her nude in her breakthrough role, Vibrator, and the raunchy Ai no Rukeichi (all right, it’s no Basic Instinct).
Why do some of us J-Girls love foreign men?
There’s the urban myth about how during the Occupation we wanted to screw US servicemen as a way of saying sorry for the War. I don’t buy that.
Is it the size of foreigners’, well, c**ks? Hmm, they do compare favorably with local male appendages, that’s for sure. Plus, what with the soshoku-danshi (草食男子) generation here, men are more interested in shopping than in screwing!
I would argue that, unlike My Darling is a Foreigner, these kinds of relationships are not mismatches — but a good balance, especially physically!
What choice does a gal have but to get herself a foreigner?!
This week we look at the lovely Sayaka Isoyama (磯山 さやか).
Sayaka’s not quite the stick-thin gal you see around town, though her voluptuousness is deceptive: she is only a wee 44kg! Born 1983 in Ibaraki (just north of Tokyo), Sayaka is a gravure idol, talento and actress.
Her F-Cup is pretty charming but my fav pics are the ones of her back!
Oh, but that butt is pretty nice too!
She was recently promoting the DVD release here of the movie Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassin’s Ball. She dressed up as a sexy femme fatale lady assassin.
Sayaka, you can kill me any day!
[See Zakzak for the pics.]
[Sayaka's pics from Scantily Clad.]
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