Porn star Saki Otsuka turned herself into a photographer a little while ago now when she released her photography book “Mitsubai nude” in 2012. Since then she’s produced quite an impressive body of work.
Once again working with ERECT magazine, the occasional publication with the best name in the world, Saki Otsuka has created “MEME”, a touring exhibition of her work taking in Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo.
It’s perhaps no surprise that Saki isn’t shooting pictures of flowers or pretty landscapes. Her photography is dark and focuses a lot on naked flesh, including her own, it seems. The images from the “MEME” series are blurry and erotic.
The first two cities are done and dusted, but the Tokyo leg is happening at AMP Cafe in Koenji from April 8th to April 12th. The special zines produced for the exhibition have already partly sold out.
Known for her immaculate bust, Otsuka clearly has an artistic bent, like her fellow porn colleague and photographer Elly Akira (Yuuka Osawa).
Born in 1984 and making her debut in JAV in 2004, Otsuka seems to have found an impressive answer to this eternal question.
When Yuzu Sakurai appeared in her first Japanese porn film at the end of last year, people were surprised that it was simultaneously announced as her last. At her debut, she was already retiring!
This has been common in the past too.
In Sakurai’s case, people have speculated it was family opposition or simply her own curiosity. She just wanted to do one film and then move on.
Either way, she has a gorgeous G-cup and we suspect we’ll be seeing more of her in the future.
Sometimes this is just a marketing stunt and they reappear later under a different name.
This happened recently with Rara Anzai, who used to be called Shion Utsunomiya. Porn actresses often change names when they switch agencies and labels too.
Other times it is because the girls are shiroto (amateur) performers who play the roles of nameless girls in gonzo-style porn directed to look like found footage or a documentary. Without a name they can keep on appearing in these, though their fees for appearing are much lower than a full “actress” with a starring credit.
Examples of this include “amateur” performers Miyu Uehara, Fuka Tanabe, and Emiri.
Every year in Japan around 35,000 new JAV titles are released on DVD or online download. Around 3,000 AV actresses make their debuts annually. It is said there are 150,000 women in Japan with experience of appearing in porn. Since there are said to be around 30 million women aged between 20 and 50 in Japan, that’s something like one women in every 200. For example, a corporation with 1,000 female employees may have 5 women working there who have moonlighted in porn.
Something to think about next time you are on the train in Tokyo.
Parody is a big part of the Japanese adult industry, which never takes itself too seriously and loves to create toys overtly (and unofficially) parodying something, whether that be a famous people, idol group, anime, and even drink products.
At the end of last year, a parody JAV title was made that had a lot of fun with the case of Ryutaro Nonomura. If you recall, he was the Hyogo Prefecture politician accused of having dodgy expenses and whose press conference justifying his actions descended into bawling.
His habit of putting his hands to his ears to listen to questions quickly went viral and sparked a thousand parodies.
Well, as Rule 34 of the internet states: if it exists, there’s a porno of it.
So here’s the porn version of Ryutaro Nonomura.
Starring the busty Reiko Kobayakawa, this Japanese porn film deliberately features several nods to the original incident.
Obviously, the big change is that Nonomura has become a woman (“Reiko Nonogawa”) and her press conference does not feature the infamous wailing, but instead sees the female politico get naked on the desk with her audience.
Of course, it’s then only a matter of time before things getting out of hand…
Have you ever looked a homeless Japanese woman and wondered what it’s like to have set with her?
Homeless Japanese Old Women Gang Bang finds out for you.
As we’ve written before, there’s a whole series of these “homeless” porn films. The usual set-up is a pretty young girl is given to a group of homeless guys to do what they want to with her. Typically this means going into their shack and giving.
Likewise, Gonzo-style porn is a big thing in Japan. There are lots of quasi-documentary films where things never seem sure if they are real or set up.
We’ve also seen “homeless girl” JAV before too — most notably the now legendary World Homeless: LA Slum Big Cock Tramp & Japanese Girl, which purports to show a penniless Japanese girl making friends with California’s ravenous homeless.
In Homeless Japanese Old Women Gang Bang a man invites a group of five female tramps back to a small apartment for a sex session that has to be seen to be believed.
As Kanojo Toys puts it: “The stars of this 150-minute epic may not be the prettiest ladies in Japan but they make up for their looks with their endurance. Old, overweight, downtrodden. You might not want to do what the guy does in the tiny flat, on the faded futon, with these women. But you still can’t stop watching!”
Japan’s top jukujo Yumi Kazama shows now signs of slowing down with age.
Quite the opposite. Her latest release is Silver Dust Slave Soapland, probably one of her most extreme fetish titles yet.
As Kanojo Toys writes:
This rare new fetish porn title with jukujo older star Yumi Kazama sees the hot MILF coated in silver dust, transforming her into a unique sex slave at a soapland. Every inch of her gorgeous body is dusted in silver, her neck chained to a collar to stop her from moving. Only her eyes and orifices are left free and of course, they come in handy for the nakadashi creampie finale. The legendary porn veteran is also later coated in chocolate for a sweet, lick-off session.
While body paint JAV porn is nothing new per se — for example, we recently blogged about zentai rubber body painting and Cocoa Soft is a whole porn label that specializes in mud bath and other extreme body painting porn — we just love how Yumi’s new release shows that the truly adventurous ladies are often the older ones.
Is there something about older Japanese hotties and painting their mature bodies?
Here is veteran actress and singer Keiko Matsuzaka, who also once indulged in a hair nude photo shoot with her body painted in gold leaf.
Porn star Ai Uehara has many talents but did you know they also include rap?
In “REAL remix” Uehara has now lent her vocal skills to a song following her victory at the AV Open 2014 awards, which are voted for by the public. The track is by INCUBUS, who is the male rapper in the song.
The video itself is a weird mash-up of anime images of nubile girls, based on three porn stars, including Uehara. The lyrics sing the joys of being able to see the “real thing” (i.e. Ai Uehara) at the event, rather than just a video of her.
Take a gander.
It’s also funny to hear words like “semen ejaculation” and “up-down vagina suspension” in a rap song on YouTube.
The song has been made to celebrate Ai Uehara’s recent top prize win at the AV Open 2014, and her new DVD release, “100 Men Nakadashi”, in which she gets chased by a battalion of male amateurs who want to creampie her.
Who can blame them when the lady in question is Ai Uehara?
Japanese porn star Rio (Tina Yuzuki) oral sex becomes music for drum and bass and dubstep dance songsWritten by: Tadashi Anahori on November 16, 2014 at 1:31 am | In Erotic Japan Blog | Discuss »
This song became quite a talking point earlier in the year. A user called Toy Ron uploaded it to YouTube at the end of the year.
If you didn’t see the title of the video you might be forgiven for thinking it is just an unusual drum and bass track. But this is a blog about sex and the erotic in Japan, so there’s more to than meets the ear.
Listen carefully. That sound should recall the slurping sound of a fast-paced blow job.
The oral sex is all samples of actual fellatio performed by JAV porn Rio (aka Tina Yuzuki) in her vast catalog of adult titles.
Here Toy Ron converted her moans and other sexual noises into a dubstep dance track.
Original or just a sign of a musician with too much time on his hands — and too much knowledge about Japanese porn?
What a waste?! I hope they lock this guy up!
Sadly, police say they are unlikely to charge Hideaki Adachi, who was discovered dumping waste in a public park in Osaka City. This in itself is an offense but it’s what he was dumping that has made the headlines: porn. Lots and lots of porn.
Adachi disposed of almost a quarter of a ton of pornography. After he was caught in the act, he claimed the stash was a friend’s and he was getting rid of it.
How much is a quarter of a ton of porn? Apparently it’s 17 sacks — containing films, magazines, and 500 VHS video tapes (remember those?). He transported the 200kg mountain of porn in his small truck.
Because the stash was technically not his, police are unlikely to press charges against the 70-year-old man. He was arrested and held for a day but was then released after questioning. Instead of punishment, he is being applauded for his act, which was helping out a friend who is bedridden and at the time in life when he needs to sort out his belongings, including the ones you’d rather others didn’t see.
If you’re worried about Osaka’s youngsters being “corrupted” by black bags of wank rags, Adachi wasn’t trying to give the porn away. That’s a shame, as we reckon there are lots of people curious about what porn looked like in the non-digital age. He had apparently made efforts to keep it hidden. He actually knew the park well through his other volunteer services — this time helping the homeless — and so his plan was that the treasure trove of old pornos would be taken away as regular trash and disposed of properly.
We consider ourselves aficionados of some of the weirder sections of the Japanese porn canon. ANd let’s face it, there are some oddities out there.
For example, in “World’s Kinkiest Nude Library Challenge”, an entry in the shuchi “shame” genre, a woman does crazy things while in a public library… totally naked, natch.
“Elf” sees a man have sex with a fairy-like girl with pointy ears.
“Daddy Quiz Daughter Sex” has a father tied up and forced to watch as his daughter is raped by men in masks if he gets questions wrong.
Now we want to introduce a brilliant and original subgenre of Japanese porn: The superhero heroine film.
Both are very rare JAV films made by a small label and with limited availability.
Both feature the two heroines having to fight the forces of evil while dressed up in costumes resembling a kind of Japanese tokusatsu TV show like “Power Rangers”. There are lots of special effects — okay, it’s hardly state-of-the-art CGI — and outlandish settings.
And of course there is sex, usually with our ass-kicking heroines being tortured and having to screw their way out of dire situations. After all, a gal’s gotta use what talents and skills she has, right?
We guess the appeal is partly cosplay — the girl’s are dressed up in tight, sexy costumes that have all sorts of appeal to our younger, happier selves. (After all, who doesn’t have fond memories of the rubber-suited Cat Woman?) There is plenty of retro kitsch in the visuals but it’s emotionally deeper than that, since these ladies are tough. They fight and beat up people, protecting weaker men. And yet they are still be seduced and defeated by men.
If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a copy of one, report back on your impressions. Meanwhile, we will keep our beady eyes on porn label Giga and see if they make more for our viewing pleasure.
It would surely be the most-wanted job for any man in Japan.
But incredible as it sounds, there is a shortage of male actors in Japanese porn (known as “JAV”).
“There are only 70 or so male adult video actors,” Japan’s biggest male porn star Shimiken tweeted the other day. “That’s less than the number of Bengal tigers.” He said that the ones doing most of the work are even less — just 30.
We’ve always known that there was a relatively small number of men working professionally and full-time in the industry. But we didn’t know the men themselves were worried.
Here is Shimiken and some pals.
Shimiken should know — he’s appeared in around 7,000 titles in 16 years, by Kotaku’s calculations.
On the other side, there are (in Shimiken’s estimate) 10,000 actresses.
Of course, the disproportionate numbers can partly be attributed to the concept of kikaku joyu, the nameless (and poorly-paid) actresses who appear in the more unusual JAV porn titles that call for dozens of anonymous women to be screwed by a series of men. Plus many actresses change their “name” multiple times in a career, leading to multiple “debuts”.
That’s why you sometimes here figures like “6,000″ women making their porn debut each year. Well, the industry releases hundreds of titles a month (sometimes you read about “thousands” but this just cannot be true, even for the largest per-capita porn industry in the world).
Something like 14 porn films are being made each day. That keeps the low numbers of men like Shimiken very busy. Being harried and stressed is not good in any job but certainly not when you really need to “perform” with your body, and make it look sensitive and interest, and not just your 152nd new girl you are fucking this month.
So, do we have any takers? Anyone want to help share Shimiken’s workload for him?
For the record, Shimiken was right in his analogy. There are something like 1,700 Bengal tigers in India today.
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