We love documenting the intriguing fetishes that exist out there — and be sure, we don’t do out of any sense of judging! Quite the opposite, we are kind of celebrating difference.
Anyway, another example has just come to light.
A man was arrested in Kanagawa prefecture over the weekend for stealing. Nothing new in that, except that he stole bicycle seats. A lot of them. 200 of them.
Police first came to see Joji Kondo to investigate the theft of three seats from an apartment block at around 4:45 AM on August 22nd. In Kondo’s lair of pungent desire, they found 200 bicycle seats!
An Aladdin’s cave of pungent!
The mystery was solved. Police had been aware that this area of Yokohama had been seeing a lot of bicycle seats disappearing. No doubt they expected some sort of commercial reason for the crime. Selling the seats to a scrap merchant or bicycle manufacturer?
No, according to police: “He wanted to smell the aroma left by women on the seats.”
Apparently Kondo (35) had no job at the time of his arrest — which probably also explains how he had time to roam Naka ward in Yokohama, hunting for the fragrant bike seats.
He had been doing it since around January, prowling only for leather seats that he was sure were used by women (e.g. because they were bikes with a child’s seat attached).
Japanese cops have guns and in theory can shoot someone if necessary.
Well, some shoot other things.
Kozo Shirakawa, a 46-year-old sergeant in Kagawa, was nothing if not ingenious. He attached a special spy camera to his shoe so he could film up women’s skirts. The camera was on the inside and could shoot from a small hole in the leather.
One August Sunday afternoon he took his invention to a department store in Takamatsu, where he was trying it out by filming up the skirt of a 23-year-old woman.
Surely this guy should be given bonus points for innovation and brazenness. The woman did not notice, but a store security man apparently did — who alerted police. After arresting Shirakawa, he admitted his guilt. We wonder if he will get to keep his job?
Like girls in knee-high socks? Tick.
Like girls in swimsuits? Tick.
Then you will definitely like Underwater Knee-High Girls by Manabu Koga, a photobook that goes on sale at the end of August.
Why have one fetish when you can have two?
Koga is known for underwater photography, such as in the Mika Ninagawa film Helter Skelter.
Koga’s project features around 100 photos of smiling and alluring ladies underwater while wearing the cosplayer’s favorite kind of footwear.
So what do you think? Is this aquatic malarkey sexy?
Some people to go to ANY lengths to catch a glimpse of the holy grail, it seems.
Hyogo police have arrested a twenty-six-year-old company employee from Kobe for hiding in a 30-by-45-inch grate in the side of the road in order to spy on girls’ panties as they went by.
Yasuomi Hirai has admitted his guilt.
Around 10am on June 5th, he was spotted at a grate opening in Kobe after having entered the roadside drain via a space twenty meters away.
Nearby there is a girls’ college and girls’ high school, and many of the students would pass by. Hirai also lived nearby.
A twenty-four-year-old girl saw him and asked a man to help. Poor old Hirai was then a victim of his own cunning location — once he was there, it was hard for him to either escape or pretend he was doing something more innocent.
Still, you have to commend him. He really went the extra mile for his fetish.
A teacher in Shiga has been caught installing a miniature camera in the girls’ toilets at the elementary school where he works.
A student found the secret video camera one morning and told the school honchos.
Before the school could even launch a full investigation the teacher responsible confessed. Apparently the fortysomething educator had been off work for almost a year for undisclosed mental issues and this was how he “celebrated” his return to his duties.
Apparently his tech skills, along with his ability to keep a secret, need some training as he failed to record any of the girls.
Police have yet to charge the teacher and instead apologies have been offered to the parents of the students by the school.
Shiga prefecture’s schools have been in the headlines before for several other scandals involving teachers recording the girls in their care, not to mention the very high profile bullying case last year that led to a student’s suicide.
Saitama police have re-arrested a company employee, Kunio Kobayashi (25) for stealing women’s underwear while the items were drying outside.
The same city of Hanyu has seen ten incidents of women’s skirts or dresses being pulled up to reveal what is underneath, perpetrated by a horny villain who wears women’s panties over his head while exposing his lower half au naturel since around November last year.
Kobayashi has hinted at his guilt for at least some of the crime.
“I was filled with lust and wanted to taste the thrill of doing it without getting caught.”
He was previously arrested in February for stealing a 22-year-old girl’s panties in the same city while they were drying outside. A search of his home found around 100 pairs of women’s panties. “I picked them up or stole them,” he said.
He was then questioned on the street in May and was then in possession of women’s underwear. In March he also was arrested for whipping up the skirt of a women in her sixties while wearing women’s underwear on his head.
We like this guy. He’s really passionate about his fetish area — from wearing them to stealing them, and also trying to share their wonders with the rest of the world.
The culture of chikan and up-skirt photography is catching, it seems!
Police in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, have arrested a petty officer third class stationed at the nearby US naval base. The 22-year-old took a bus in the town but decided to take in the view not just from the window.
At around 8:20 in the morning he was caught trying to snap a shot with his smartphone up the skirt of a third-year high school girl.
A 39-year-old woman thought something was suspicious and grabbed the man, reporting him to police. The soldier then sealed his guilt by notably smashing up his phone prior to being handed over to the boys in blue!
“I wanted to take a picture of the girl’s face,” he told police.
A highly unlikely story but we shouldn’t be too hard on the guy. When confronted by the talents of a 17-year-old Japanese student, who can resist?
We do wonder what other visual treasures were on his phone, though!
Perhaps he should have just listened to Mayor Hashimoto’s advice?
Toshiki Hanai, a twenty-eight-year-old assistant district court judge in Osaka, has perhaps not surprisingly lost his job.
When you get caught filming up a girl’s skirt on a train, you might reasonably expect there to be repercussions if you are supposed to be an upholder of the law!
That’s what Hanai was apparently caught doing in August 2012.
Another male passenger spotted the nimble judge squatting down on the crowded commuter train during the morning rush hour, trying to get a good view with his smartphone of the heavenly world up a girl’s skirt.
The valiant passenger grabbed Hanai while he was red-handed and he was taken into police custody at a station. He admitted during questioning that he was interested to know what kind of underwear the woman had been wearing. Perhaps he should have just asked and saved everyone the bother?
His phone apparently included other images taken up women’s skirts. Habeas corpus, indeed.
He has been dismissed from duty and fined half a million yen.
We wonder if he had ever served as a judge on chikan trials?
Parks are not just for strolling around in.
Unlike other cities, Tokyo’s parks are open all night. Photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki used to visit Chuo Park in the early Seventies and search for goings-on in the dark.
At the time, it was common for couples to go the park to have sex. But that alone wasn’t what was interesting.
The couples weren’t alone. People were watching.
In effect, the park was an open-air public happening bar.
After spending months entrenches with the voyeurs so that they would trust him as a “regular” in Chuo, Yoyogi and Aoyama parks, Yoshiyuki then began to photograph the scenes with special Kodak infrared flashbulbs. These are results.
The voyeurs would line up to look at the couple, who were usually too busy to notice. They would dare themselves to touch or fondle the girl when the man could not see. Sometimes this went too far and they might find themselves have to flee an angry lover.
“The voyeurs always approached the couples from behind because they had to be out of the man’s line of vision… There was a kind of community in which the voyeurs lived. ‘To touch up a woman’s body’ was a kind of a competitive game for them in the society. It was risky, but it was something very thrilling for them to do, just like an exciting game to play. So when a voyeur was able to touch the woman’s body, it was a success story among them and the guy could be a hero of the night as a voyeur.”
Of course, as with a lot of these things, once you document it, it becomes public and so everyone flocks there. Sadly this has led to a decline and you’ll be unlikely to find couples enjoying themselves anymore — or voyeurs taking a peak!
Kohei Yoshiyuki’s “The Park” series will be on view at the Venice Biennale beginning June 1.
[Interview via Slate]
There are people with smell fetishes everywhere and we are not sure if there are more in Japan — or whether the Japanese are simply much better at integrating their fetishes into products and social structures.
Either way, you can find a ton of pretty amazing smell fetish goods out there.
We went shopping…
This bottle collects the aroma of a sweaty schoolgirl’s armpit especially for your pleasure.
And if it’s just perspiration you are after, try this virgin sweat spray, which is great for adding to clothes, love dolls or masturbators.
If breasts are more you thing, you will like the “busty” smell of this.
Probably more familiar to western readers, there are several kinds of “golden shower” lotion out there which look and smell just like a young girl’s omorashi (pee).
Love feet and legs? Then you’ll know it’s not just the way they look or feel, but how they smell too.
Or is hair more your thing?
And last but not least, a bit more controversial is this smell with the aromatic experience of not just a boy, but one who is an otoko no ko, a feminine boy who looks almost exactly like a girl, except for that thing between his legs and that unique smell…
Presented by Tokyo Kinky