Kegadoru Bandage Fashion Thursday, Feb 12 2009 

With the recent trends you may even see an increased number of girls that appear injured. Heads wrapped in bandages and eyes covered in patches, these girls have not been on the losing end of a fight, but rather the youth of Kegadoru, translated as “injured idols,” and a fetish for scantily clad women to dress up in bandages.

“Many of the men who come to Akihabara often compliment us on how good our bandages look, or how cute they are. For girls hanging out in Akihabara, bandages and eye patches have become a must-have fashion item.”

This takes attention seeking to the next level – it seems that these girls feel like bandages and fake injuries are the only way to a man’s heart.

“When you’re covered in bandages, everybody pays attention to you and worries about you. They also provide a chance to start talking to guys, who’ll ask you how you hurt yourself, so the bandages are really, really good,”

Apparently the color of the bandages also plays a role in the fashion with White symbolizing chastity and virginity and Black symbolizing an even darker side to the trend. We believe Red probably symbolizes they are really hurt and need to go to the hospital.

Source: WeirdAsiaNews


The Suicide Forest Tuesday, Feb 10 2009 

Aokigahara, also known as the Sea of Trees, lies at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. It is one of the most common sites in the world for suicides, second only to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

Suicide Forest via (Studio 360)

This Is Their Youth Monday, Feb 9 2009 

Young adults in Japan are unemployed, disenchanted, and depressed. Roland Kelts talks to poet Misumi Mizuki, novelist Ryu Murakami, and other artists to understand why. And he finds that Japan’s troubled youth might be changing the country for the better.

This is Their Youth

Short Journey to Akihabara Monday, Feb 9 2009 

Kurt Geeks Out in Akihabara: