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 for clothes, bars and, of course, adult toys, from smell lotions to full-on shemale onaholes.
The word in Japanese is a play on “boy” (otoko no ko) but here the “ko” is written with the character for musume, which can mean “daughter” or “young girl”.
Just when you think you have everything sorted out about Japan, along comes a wacky kinky story to throw you off kilter again!
Police in Chiba have arrested a coast guard who had been walking down the street on August 6th dressed only in a woman’s wig and a red and purple bra.
Aside from some make-up, the rest of his body was completely exposed so we’re not even sure if this counts as cross-dressing. Surely his cock would have been an immediate giveaway!
Masahiko Ono (48) is said to be slightly tubby and not to have bothered attempting to shave his body hair. A lovely image! His coast guard colleagues were reportedly VERY surprised at his antics!
Ginza is known for being one of the first parts of Tokyo to attempt westernization. It nows has wide boulevards, old department stores and the spectacle that is Asia’s debut Abercrombie and Fitch.
Surprisingly, the new half show is not at Abercrombie but at a club called Konparu-za, a glitzy affair referencing Takarazuka, the all-female semi-drag ultra-camp Broadway musical troupe.
Here’s how CNN describes the show:
The show itself is a nonstop assault on the senses that nevertheless includes sophisticated craft and special effects.
A two-level stage elevates one group of singers and dancers while the others perform on the main floor.
A total of 15 entertainers, eight at a time onstage, change costumes an average of 15 times during a 19-number narrative, and part of the fun is deciphering not only who is male or female, but also which one is wearing what when they reappear before your eyes.
“Our goal is maximum entertainment,” says Tomohiro Hoshino, owner of Konparu-za and one of its two founders.
We find it interesting and so Japanese that this kind of place can exist in such a conservative places as Ginza. Shinjuku’s Nichome district is an overt and fun gay town, but it seems that even in prime shopping real estate areas you can just be a hop, skip and a jump away from all kinds of experiences!
But then cosplay-dressing Mao took a stage further. In April he organized a “banquet” with his pals to celebrate his new gender alignment by, well, cooking and eating his cock and balls.
He was tested for STDs and came out all clear. Even so, the diners signed a waiver absolving Sugiyama from blame if his cock disagreed with their stomachs.
The enthusiastic auto-cannibal even tried to burn off his nipples to add them to the menu. Unfortunately — or not — he apparently did not succeed!
Cannibalism is not necessarily a taboo in Japan, nor is it technically illegal. Emperor Suizei from the sixth century AD apparently ate seven people. The Edo era executioner Asaemon Yamada’s dead body was sold off when he died, with his organs eaten for medicinal purposes.
More famously, Issei Sagawa killed a Dutch female student while they were both studying in Paris in 1981. He checked himself out of the mental clinic he was put into following his arrest and returned to Japan, where he courted his notoriety as a minor celebrity for some years.
Urban myth nyotaimori sushi is also of course linked to motifs of cannibalism. The infamous otaku serial killer Tsutomu Miyazaki is also said to have devoured part of the body of one of his young victims. During the war on Ogasawara islands, downed American aviators were reportedly executed and then cooked and eaten by the Japanese army commanders, though this controversial incident may have happened out of lack of food rather than pure cruelty or a sexual fetish.
Japan frequently — hell, basically always — pushed the boundaries and definitions of what is expected and accepted.
We think of AKB48 and we think of cubby otaku geek men who can’t get a girlfriend, jacking off and then heading to the meet-and-greet scrums with the stars, the spunk still dripping from their hands. (Seriously, there are stories like this.)
For precisely these chaps there is the AKB Cross-Dresser’s Cosplay Costume set! With tartan skirt and coming in a practical “big” size, if you’re a man with these kinds of needs, look no further!
It just goes to prove, you shouldn’t judge till you know the full facts. Not every AKB fan is a loser geek. Some are transvestites, drag queens or cross-dressers or playing with definitions of gender. Saying that, it’s not the first time we’ve blogged about the idol group being associated with cross-dressing.
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 Ni-chome gay district to see them, but will often even catch sight of a few among the Saturday crowds in Shibuya.
And we’ve noted before how transvestites are major celebrities on Japanese TV, such as the huge Matsuko Deluxe. There is also a full newhalf celebrity too called Haruna Ai who has won beauty contests.
If you’ve already got beyond the cross-dresser/transgender stage to the full shemale, then there’s always the Newhalf Otono no Ko? onahole too!
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 boys, so it’s really only a small jump to being an Otoko no ko.
Don’t forget there can also be futanari, which is used to describe girls with cocks! That can literally or could be a strap on. Taro likes it when I try this out! Us girls also know how to play around with gender.
Now there’s an onahole which replicates the sensation of sex with an Otoko no ko. It has luscious breasts and body, but also a large, erect cock. Yep, this has ambiguity written all over it! This is reflected even in the name, with its question mark: the Otoko no ko? Shemale Onahole.
It celebrates the androgynous gray areas in Japanese sexual subcultures and turns it into a very pleasurable masturbator. Taro was pumping away into it and he told me it feels just like the best kind of tight anal experience.
My only job now is to get him back to giving ME that attention, whether I’m dressed as a boy or a girl!
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