It’s not necessarily unusual for a Japanese TV talent or idol to have very little of the former – a particularly prominent body part (or two) often enough to secure someone fame and fortune. The point perfectly proven by the Kanou sisters, with their super-sized breasts earning them regular media exposure.
Yet whereas bulging boobies are one thing, garnering a reputation for merely wearing a hay fever mask is arguably another; however that’s exactly what young Anna Nakagawa appears to be doing, whilst at the same time earning herself the moniker of ‘mask idol’.
That said, there does seem to be a Japanese market for such facial fashion/fetishism, with an upcoming DVD called ‘Mask & Musume’ competently covering such, erm, coverings.
A quality release that will apparently feature mask-wearing maids,
and the odd obligatory high school girl.
Fun for both allergy sufferers and the appearance conscious alike.
(via the FG Forums)