The concept of male beauty in Japan


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We already know that Japan is totally different from the West, which results in different beauty tastes. What is considered beautiful in Japan is totally different from what is considered beautiful in Brazil or in other countries. In this article we will examine the masculine beauty of Japan, understand what girls like and what fashion style and appearance popular Japanese people adopt.

I don't even have to make it clear that it is personal! So just because I am quoting something in the article, it does not mean that it is 100% like that, especially with the westernization of the country, things are changing fast and diversifying even more. For example, even sumo wrestlers in the past were considered sexy, had beautiful wives. Nowadays, many young women like boys who look like girls.

How is the man considered handsome and sexy in Japan?

Some women find it attractive, those men with narrow eyes, thin lips, narrow chin and well-brushed Asian features. Others like half-Western men, with round eyes and long eyelashes that look like Europeans. In Japan there is no such thing as a macho man, many Japanese people prefer soft men.

O conceito da beleza masculina no japão

Women find men with smooth, androgynous skin and elaborate and dyed hair cute. We just need to notice this style in popular music bands among young people. Some even claim that their hair should float! Even cooking skills have become a highlight that women notice in men. Today's women expect men to be sensitive, clean and sexy, rather than rich.

In Japan, some men spend more money on cosmetics than women. They are increasingly obsessed with the skin. While samurai and sumo wrestlers used to shave even half of their heads, nowadays the Japanese who suffer from baldness resort to products, medicines and even a wig. Surveys say nearly half of Japan's male population does not consider it a problem for men to wear makeup.

Beards, mustaches and facial hair are not common in Japan. This is because they do not grow so much in Japanese men, and is discouraged in the workplace. In a way, there are bans and complaints from people with a beard in different areas of Japan. Some resort to fake beards and mustaches to wear outside of work. Nowadays more and more men are wearing handbags, diamond jewelry and accessories.

O conceito da beleza masculina no japão

Results of the concept of male beauty in Japan

This masculine idea of beauty has brought several strange results. Nowadays there are male beauty salons that offer body hair removal, skin cleaning, manicure and even makeup classes. Among the most popular are facials with mud, waxing of the legs and eyebrows. The increase in sales of men's cosmetics has caused a decline in sales of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, flashy cars and even fatty restaurant meals.

This concept of male fashion has also resulted in herbivorous men, who don't like to drink, don't date and have sex and are a bit effeminate. Some men even buy bras and say they feel more relaxed. Others dress in women's clothing, even though they have no interest in men. Some even date, and share clothes with their girlfriend. Even famous singers appear on stage wearing high-heeled shoes, sequined pants and carrying teddy bears.

O conceito da beleza masculina no japão

In general, it is true that Japanese girls tend to like an androgynous style figure visual kei. This concept of beauty is not something today, but it also has cultural roots. We can see this at the kabuki theater. In the past, daimyos and famous masters have been praised for their beautiful face and makeup. So we can conclude that masculinity in Japan is not defined by physical appearance. And remember! This does not mean that all Japanese women like somewhat androgynous men, who in reality are not the majority.

The true concept of male beauty in Japan

It is true that in Japan it is not necessary to have big muscles and look tall and macho. But that does not mean that the Japanese do not have aggressive and dominant attitudes. Japan's long history and samurai show how devoted, disciplined, confident and hardworking Japanese people are. The problem is that some common attitudes in the West can be seen as rudeness. Japanese women do like bold and confident men, but they first look at sensitive, thoughtful and elegant men.

O conceito da beleza masculina no japão

Even though this is the ideal man for Japanese women, most men care little about their appearance. It is much more common to find Japanese people with hair and social clothes than the concept we covered in this article. Even young people at school are told to follow a standard of beauty, and that standard continues after adulthood at work. Most men that women consider beautiful and elegant are found most in the field of fashion, music and dance with singers and idols. As these men turn out to be unattainable for some women, they resort to hostess where men with that appearance are found.

Japanese women and women in general look at a man's personality first and then his appearance. So it doesn't matter if we are beautiful, we have gigantic blond hair or we wear colorful clothes that stand out. Just be well groomed, that we will be considered beautiful, even if it is for a Japanese. Did you like the article? We would like to hear your comments and have your share! xD