The women here are held to a far higher standard of beauty than us Western girls. 90% of all ladies I see on a regular basis are tiptoeing around in 6 inch high stilettos or platforms, with perfect makeup and fake eyelashes at all hours of the day. They also have smaller waists, smoother skin and nicer legs. In short, the ladies in Japan are beautiful, especially in Tokyo.
There is a phrase here called "Hashi Legs," or "Chopstick Legs." It refers to the very common super-skinny girl leg that has zero fat on the upper thigh. "Stick straight," if you will. This look might appear anorexic on a white girl, but with the Japanese it's completely normal. That isn't to say anorexia isn't common here. An adult student of mine told me that it's actually a very common (yet ignored and therefore accepted) practice. So next time you see a pair of Hashi legs on the subway, fellow gaijins, take pause; that girl may be starving.
And then there's this;
Sunflowers and eggplants.
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