This cute Japanese high school girl has gone viral, but not for the reasons you might think. It's because "she" is not a "she" in the conventional sense of the term. Like Shiseido did before him, @ginsyamu has managed to fool a lot of people into thinking he is a member of the fairer sex. The 15-year-old young lad has amassed thousands of followers on social media with his uncanny ability to bend genders and strike convincingly feminine poses. Would this young lady have fooled you? It's not just the hair or makeup (including mascara, lipstick and eyeliner) but ...

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If last week's Newhalf Otoko no Ko Anal Penetration and Penis Combo Masturbator wasn't enough for you, or the Ryosei Guyu Onapet Futanari Onahole or even the amazing Futanari Sex Doll... then get ready for this. Newhalf AV star Serina Tachibana now has her own sex doll and masturbator toy -- and it's a tribute to her gorgeous breasts and stunning erect cock. The toy makers, KMP, use "otoko no ko" in the original product name but Serina Tachibana is technically a newhalf (shemale), since she has breasts (i.e., she's not "just" a crossdresser). And what breasts they ...

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Riding the crest of the otoko no ko boom in Japan right now is this new arrival into the vast cavern of Japan's erotic delights. The Newhalf Otoko no Ko Anal Penetration and Penis Combo Masturbator is as unusual as it sounds: a slender, erect cock on one end that you can stroke and buttocks and an anal hole on the end that you can penetrate. This is not the first newhalf or otoko no ko masturbator we have seen, of course. Others include various shotacon toys like the Shota Vibrator or the Boku da yo Otoko no ko Onahole. There are also a few futanari-style shemale sex toys and ...

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Want to have sex with a hand grenade? Check. A navel? No problem. Japanese sex toys have it all, including a growing line in urethral penetration fetish items. And we don't mean female urethra penetration. Yes, in the same way that some people have fantasies about penetrating a beautiful girl's ear or a breast, there is a bustling fetish out there for pee hole (meatus) penetration (also known as urethral sounding). Ordinarily this poses serious health and hygiene issues, so that's where sex toys come in. Sure, there are lots of penis plugs and so on already out there -- but that's ...

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A Yokohama court has ordered a transsexual parlor to leave a residential complex in the city after a group of residents got together to sue it on grounds of violating the terms of usage. Locals were annoyed about the large numbers of employees and customers coming and going in the elevator. Police were unable to do anything about Hanatsuki Yokohama because it was a classed as a gay service. In Japan, paying for penetrative sex is illegal, so prostitution services get around this by officially not offering "full service", though this is frequently a mere camouflage maintained to ...

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Onna no Ko Club is fast becoming the biggest (and certainly the most accessible) player in the growing otoko no ko and josou cross-dressing scene. It already has bars in Shinjuku (in Nichome, of course) and Osaka where you can go to try dressing up as the opposite sex (or just watch if you're not into actual cross-dressing). It was recently featured in the Ellen Page documentary about gay Japan and its manager interviewed by Kyodo News. Now it has a new salon bar in Ueno, this time with stylish chandeliers. Opening on April 1st, it is located in the Okachimachi area of Ueno, a ...

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We're loving the ever-growing range of otoko no ko items that are appearing in the Japanese adult market right now. Mainly produced by Tama Toys, these products tread the ambiguous line between cosplay-style costumes and actual cross-dressing accessories. That said, we have never seen anything quite like this one. The Otoko no Ko Crossdresser Cock Bag allows you to cover up your penis (erect or flaccid) and complete your transgender transformation. As Kanojo Toys say, the stretchy and comfortable "bag" fits snugly over your member's head, shaft and balls. It gives you ...

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Kyodo News recently had a feature on Onna no ko Kurabu (Girls’ Club), the popular cross-dressing bar and club in Nichome where you can try on women's clothes away from prying eyes. The article highlights the "home from home" aspect. Onna no ko Kurabu is not a drag bar with theatrical outfits and shows, but rather a relaxed space where a man can arrive straight from the office, perhaps in a suit, and indulge his feminine side with a complete transformation. One side of this cozy bar is marked off with a heaving rack of outfits — everything from understated blazers to gowns with ...

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You see?! Japanese cross-dressing is so rampant that even mainstream corporations sing its praises in their marketing campaigns. Showing how the otoko no ko "male daughter" subculture is something to admire rather than be repelled by, cosmetics maker Shiseido has released a video promoting the benefits of the brand's make-up. In fact, Shiseido's cosmetics are so good, they can convince others that you are a different gender. These "schoolgirls" are not what they seem. They're guys! This video of behind-the-scenes footage shows how they did it. So if you have some ...

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Ever thought a crying girl looked cute? Of course she does. But have you ever wondered what else can be done with those tears? How about lubing up with them? Well, not literally. Japan's sex toys makers haven't been scouring the land for upset girls... not yet anyway. But the Young Japanese Girls Tears Lotion (in pink) and the Japanese Otoko no Ko Crossdresser Tears Lotion (in blue) are inspired by the wet eyes of idols. It depends on your taste. Do you like them young and virginal, and female? Or are you more into cross-dressing idols? (For those who don't know, ...

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Recently a Saitama civil servant got himself arrested for entering a female-only changing room at a spa while in drag. Perhaps he should have gone to Tokyo... Because Josokko Koishitsu (literally meaning "cross-dresser changing room" but with the English name Locker Girls Club) has just opened in Nichome, Shinjuku's gay district. Josokko Koishitsu (or "Kouishitsu" depending on your Romanicizing preferences) is a changing room facility especially for newhalf, otoko no ko cross-dressers and other types of transgender. After all, if you are heading out to Nichome for some fun, ...

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Fetish Festival (Feti-Fes) was held in Tokyo on Sunday January 25th at an inconspicuous venue near Harajuku. There were 96 booths, including cosplayers, idols, bondage artists, and more, spread out over six seriously packed floors, plus a basement showing the "Underground Fetish Film Festival" screenings. Feti-Fes was first held in January 2013, since then it has been held eight times around Japan. This festival -- the fifth in Tokyo -- was the biggest so far and there seemed to be hundreds of visitors by our estimate. Due to legal reasons, there was no nudity allowed in the ...

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We're on a bit of a cross-dressing roll at the moment. After blogging about a major new josou club and bar in Osaka we now want to introduce a new photography exhibition at Ginza's Vanilla Gallery. It features portraits Tachibana has made over six years of newhalf (shemales) and josou cross-dressers. The exhibition is called "Traces of josou and the Theory of Happiness". Tachibana runs a studio that specializes in portrait photography for cross-dressers and shemales, as well as hair and make-up services. She has worked with top idols to old-timers in their seventies -- more than ...

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Onna no ko Kurabu (Girls' Club) is where the action's at if you want an easy way to sample Japanese cross-dressing subculture. Man or woman, you can go to the club -- currently one in Tokyo, with a new club in Osaka's down-and-dirty Dotonbori district from December 1st -- to try on girls' clothing. The club keeps a wardrobe of rental clothes and wigs for joso (or josou) cosplay, dressing up as a girl. As we know, otoko no ko cross-dressing cosplay is big in Japan, though it is a hard-to-define point somewhere between "transvestite" and "cosplayer". Joso is the more conventional ...

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We already know that there's a strong subculture in Japan for cross-dressing -- and one which doesn't fit easily into any western ideas of gay culture -- but here's something new. Metrosexual Japanese men worried about their nipples showing through t-shirts may be turning to these nipple stickers to cover up. There are several products out there on the market, it seems. The "Nipple Shields" by Tex Mex are marketed as "fashion help for men", especially young high-fliers in the business world who don't want their muscular chests with pokey nipples showing through their tight white ...

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Otoko no Ko "male daughter" cross-dressing cosplay is really getting big in Tokyo now. The fetish subculture has its only monthly event in Shinjuku called Propaganda. There are shops, maid cafes and even special photobooks. Even more intriguingly, there are many Otoko no Ko cosplay adult toys too, mostly created by Tama Toys -- from anus smell sprays to manicure sets, panties, bras, garter, wigs and more! Well, now there is a way to check the time online with a Otoko no Ko flavor! Keen-eyed readers may see a connection here to the successful Bijin Tokei series of digital clock ...

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It's high time we talked about otoko no ko (also written otokonoko) (男の娘). The name of course is a play on the word for "boy" but whose characters mean "male daughter". As we know, the word for daughter (musume) is also employed a lot to mean "cute young girl", and that's the nuance here. The phrase has been used since the 2000's. A otoko no ko is a cross-dressing cosplayer, who dresses as a girl for certain occasions. It's an unusual combination of cosplay culture, sexuality, and (in a way) otaku culture (it's quite geeky as subcultures go). It took the world of men dressed as ...

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One of the most slippery and ambiguous of terms in Japanese sexuality, otoko no ko sounds like the word for "boy" but is written with in hiragana and with a final character that usually means "daughter" or "girl". In the simplest of definitions, it's a type of cross-dressing where boys dress up as girls. This doesn't mean you are a shemale or a transexual in the western way of thinking, but it does bend the usual lines between gender, sexuality and appearance. There are lots of clothes for cross-dressing cosplay, including stockings, bras and dresses, negligees and even wigs. ...

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These ladies look pretty hot, right? Well, actually these are otoko no ko (男の娘), crossdressing males, photographed by Naoko Tachibana. They feature nine crossdressers from the cafe and bar New Type, which opened in Akihabara in May 2009. Tachibana has put these together as a photo book, "Yuri Danshi", 10,000 copies of which have been printed -- that's quite a demand! We think you'll agree that these ladies look lovely. Otoko no ko culture -- a mixture of cosplay and crossdressing -- is huge in Japan, with its own magazines, shopping sites ...

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Shotacon or Shotaro Complex (正太郎コンプレックス) is a tricky subject to get into and we have been hesitating for a while, since we know it might get a harsh response from some. On the surface it looks like a gay fantasy, describing an attraction to young boys and their wily charms. But nothing is quite so straightforward. We often bang on about this but ambiguity is such a strong part of Japanese erotica -- there are no clear definitions. Japanese fans of Shotacon are probably not definable just as "gay" and in fact much of the fantasy seems to involve boys who are ...

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If you're on your way to becoming a shemale ("New Half") but not quite there yet, you may be in need of these strap-on breasts or vaginas, on sale from KanojoToys. They are specifically designed to be "Japanese", with the breasts a modest c-cup size and the vagina tight and Asian. What's more, the "skin" color is a dark yellowish tone, imitating Japanese bodies. I might even try Megumi wearing the vagina belt so that I get "double" penetration! In Japan the "okama" (cross-dresser) is quite wide-spread in society. You don't have to be wandering around Shinjuku's famous ...

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Here's something we don't often talk about on TokyoKinky -- newhalf (nuhaafu) or transgenders! "Otoko no Ko" (男の子) means "boy" but if written with a different kanji character (男の娘) it has a whole new meaning. It essentially is boys dressing up as girls but it's a whole world of specialist bars, cafes, magazines, manga comics, online shops and more! A mix between cosplay culture and full-on crossdressing and transgender lifestyle, it's also men young and old. After all, Japan already has its fair share of soushoku danshi (herbivore men), the name given to metrosexual ...

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