Thursday, May 7, 2009

Something You Won't See Here

No, not the goosebumps, I'm sure women get cold here too. I'm talking about the hair on my arm. Most Japanese women remove the hair on their arms, and since I don't, I occasionally get a look or two on the subway. I once asked why they do this, and was told that similarly to when American girls reach a certain age they tend to remove the hair on their legs, Japanese women remove the hair on their legs and arms, it's just a part of the culture.

2 comments:

EstrellaBella10 said...

Wow, that's interesting! Did you learn how they remove the arm hair? Hopefully they don't have to shave regularly like we do with our legs!

LJ said...

I do notice a lot more of the Nair-type creams here, so maybe that's how? I agree, shaving them would be no fun!