She is an avatar of youth, a walking fusion of European dress and Japanese character, a personification of cultural exchange. This book is dedicated to the phenomena of the Japanese schoolgirl. The author, Brian Ashcraft, already well versed in the ways of Japanese video games see Arcade Mania now turns his attention to another icon of the Japanese cultural landscape. Even those with only mild awareness of Japanese culture, probably have a good chance of recognising the image of a schoolgirl dressed in their seifuku sailor uniform. Perhaps this should come as no surprise given their ubiquitous representation in fictional media and the international proliferation of Japanese film and art. In the Japanese Foreign Ministry selected the schoolgirl archetype to be one of 3 cultural ambassadors to promote Japanese youth culture to the world. While being light and entertaining to read, this book proves nonetheless an enlightening resource.
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Between the layers of clothing, sukeban girls would conceal weapons — razors, chains and anything else that one ought to take a jot more seriously than a yo-yo. Indeed, the sukeban sisterhood rivalled their male equivalents for violence and crime: facing off with rival factions, punishing girls within their own group e. They even inspired a series of exploitation-style movies, akin to the works of Russ Meyer.
Anonymous asked: Why are seifuku's so adorable but western uniforms so not, even though they are essentially the same thing? The main difference between western uniforms and Japanese ones is the structure and proportion of the uniform. Movie and TV stylists actually have a very poor idea of how teen girls dress in real life- see: Mean Girls. Now, when you actually look at real seifuku in Japan, you see a lot of the aforementioned items too. Schoolgirls in Japan have perfected what they consider fashionable and flattering for a Japanese body- that is, slouchy at the top and skinny at the legs.
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