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A fetish for head-to-toe skin-tight body suits in Japan

A fetish for head-to-toe skin-tight body suits in Japan

Published on Apr 17, 2014 11:58 AM
This picture taken on January 25, 2014 shows members of Tokyo Zentai Club walking on a street in Tokyo. -- PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - By day, she is a mild-mannered office clerk, whose modest make-up and conservative hairstyle make her blend into any crowd.

By night, she dresses in a skin-tight, all-in-one Spandex body suit that covers everything - including her eyes - and sits in bars, alone but liberated, she believes, from the judgement of others.

"With my face covered, I cannot eat or drink like other customers," said the woman, who is in her 20s and says her name is Hokkyoku Nigo (North Pole No. 2).

"I have led my life always worrying about what other people think of me. They say I look cute, gentle, childish or naive," she said, her lips ruffling the tight, red shiny material.

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