Ganguro Girls

Ganguro is a fashion trend in Japan where teenage girls try to emulate the tan bimbos of America. It started with a little bronzer but escalated into full black face and pink 80s hair. Extreme Ganguro girls are called Yamanba, which roughly translates to mountain hag. This isn't a derogatory term, these girls are actually trying to go for the mountain hag look.
...and I thought hipsters were bad.




62 comments:

  1. bangingflashylil'barbiesouttahell=P

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  2. i was hoping i could visit japan one day, to get away from the whore look of america.

    My dreamsare crushed, thanks alot tokyo.

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    1. i thought it was done in order to protest against beauty standards and how beauty could be in every shade maybe its not just to look American besides -.- their are whites everywhere not just the US ....and theirs whores everywhere you go

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    2. Yeah. What's expected or was, was pale skin, lush lips, etcetc and they did it to go against what people wanted, to show they aren't just some beauty idol. and sorry steak, their are whores everywhere, and their are panty vending machines in Tokyo

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  3. That fad is about 10 years old in Japan now :/ You won't see many girls walking around looking like that anymore.

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  4. Hey it's Wossy! :)

    However, IMHO a real "bad girl" shaves her had and tattoos it, or something like that. But this just looks... well its the perfect WTF look.

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  5. Haha! I like it. Would definitely try it!

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  6. yup that look is dead over hear

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  7. omg....ewww! That's worse than the emo look!

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  8. I saw a girl wearing a tan like that last week... but I think she thought it looked natural

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  9. I'd try it XDD
    Definitely wouldn't LIVE with it

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  10. I wonder what part of emulating television stars is liberating? >.>

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  11. hipsters and these people are similar

    they don't bathe, nobody likes them, and they think they are trendy as hell!

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    1. i find hipsters very attractive, they are efin sexay as hell.

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    2. I bet you thought that before it was cool

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  12. i thought there would be comments on the egg magazine and its ways of showing how to give a bj and how to have sex...

    its pretty surprising to see that im the only one who took notice of it or found it really WTF-like?

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  13. Looks even worse than guidos.

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  14. we have completed our revenge for Pearl Harbor! It's time to move on...

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  15. ganguro is actually pretty old style its mostly just hime-gyaru now and dolly style which remains more cutesy, i really liked ganguro though it really has inspired me.

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  16. To be fair, the first one's pretty cute

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  17. I read that Ganguro was a look that was created by a famous japanese porn star. idk if thats true or not. :3 its a really interesting style.

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  18. You now know what the pokemon Jynx is based on.

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  19. i love this style i live in canada and i do this everyday <3

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  20. to all the people writing shit comments, you're all faggots. you know NOTHING about this style.
    do you even know why they do it?! in japan, they say beauty is pale skin and black hair. these girls are trying to show them that dark skin, makeup, bleached and colored hair is beautiful too. so go to fucking hell. its THEIR style, you have no fucking right to say a thing. ALSO, to the dumbasses who say its old style. yes it started in the 90s but it's still going strong. i lived in japan and i saw many ganguros and gyarus. you know NOTHING until you've been to japan.

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    1. Ooh, touchy. At the end of the day, in 3 billion years the planet won't exist and everything we ever did or made will be space dust, so chill a little.

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    2. Where? I lived in Japan from 2005 and 2007 and didn't see any ganguros. I had a girl tell me that she used to dress in yamamba style but no one does that any more.

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    3. Yes, dark skin, tans, and different hair colors can be beautiful. But THIS, this is taking it too far. It's hideous.

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    4. I was there for about a month, I saw one or two in Shibuya but that was it. It's not too popular anymore, but interesting none-the-less (No more dramatic than our extreme gothic peeps)

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  21. ^ Here you go, a spare tampon...

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  22. The Ganguro street fashion was popular among Japanese girls in the early 2000s. The Ganguro style consists of bleached hair, a dark tan, fake eyelashes, black and white eyeliner and platform shoes. A typical look for a Ganguro Girl is to wear brightly coloured outfits, mini-skirts, and tie-dyed sarongs.

    Japan Australia

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  23. No one does this anymore. This look died out in the early 2000's. Old news.

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  24. You're stupid...lolOctober 5, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    to the fourth post above me...I understand their want to break away from culture...but does that mean they have to look like evil clowns from space?

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  25. I think a possible purpose of the ganguro style is to repel gropers.

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  26. Any porn like this...?

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  27. It's honestly not any different from Goths. Just a different selection of colors.

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  28. some 'fashion' created by top designers around the world are just as weird, so why do people mind this style so much? now isnt highschool anymore where stupid immature kids ostracize other people for being different, yet many adults still have the same thinking as they had when they were in highschool - that weird is bad. if you dont like them then just don't mind them.

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  29. Wait. Everyone please. This is hilarious...these girls are making fun of those phony girls everyone hates. They should be allowed to do what they please...I actually love it because it points out the ridiculously stupid bimbos we all hate. also if you're offended by it then you're clearly a stupid blonde American bimbo. The style isn't popular in Japan now since the 90s but oh well. You missed the boat, folks.

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    1. very well said .........

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  30. The reason people in Japan dress like this is actually to counter the mainstream "beauty", they are doing it to empower all the others that don't fit into that category.
    They aren't whores or hipsters - it's just a unique fashion.

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  31. hmm I've actually seen this style done in a cute way, my niece is african american and does something similar. of course, her skin is a natural honey/brown color and she uses white eye shadow and then goes and does that winged black eyeliner thing over it. The best way I could describe it is that she does the ganguro style in a tidy way, and when she's done she looks like a cute little reverse panda with pink hair ^^

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  32. beauty is the eye of the beholder. If they like it then that's their choice.

    but its not my thing

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  33. they are all pulling off a snookie

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  34. anyone who thinks about this too much is a snookie ^.^

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  35. The last picture reminds me of Witchiepoo from HR Pufnstuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBfWKTQ_KpY

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  36. So how is this any worse that wearing a spiked green mohawk or pale makeup with black circles around the eyes? Every country has its fashion rebellion. Let Japan have theirs.

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  37. My eyes. THEY BURN.

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  38. How do these girls apply so much make up every day without having serious skin problems??

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  39. this is what they call individuality... don't hate on it..

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  40. I honestly think they are gorgeous...

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    1. yeah, that's why they are still exist in this world

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  41. ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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  42. Looks like Jersey Shore

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  43. Lol. If this is what they call "individuality," Then why is there a humongous group of the population doing it? No trend (hipster, goth, ganguro, preppy etc.) is individualality. That's purely paradoxical.

    However, I'm not against it. They can do what they want. It's their life and if that's how they feel comfortable, awesome. Just don't expect me to like it or understand it. Kinda like how some people feel about rap music.

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  44. I thought it's kinda unique in it's own way, I'd love to try out the look for a day for fun XD It is a very dramatic look since I'm more into the whole ''natural concept of make up'' Since I wanna try it out this summer and blog about it I'm just on my way in doing some research!! ♥ Thanks for the post ♥

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  45. HEY I AM AN OLD LADY 54 AND I KIND OF LIKE IT THE BRIGHT COLORS AND THE BRIGHT BANGLES NOT LIKING THE BLACK FACES WITH WHITE BUT TAN FACES I CAN SEE

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  46. Hi! Im here to inform most of you here (In a very polite way) That this fashion is not supposed to be "Whoreish" It was used to rebel against Japanese beauty standards that made many feel ashamed for thinking otherwise, The beauty standards there are Pale skin dark hair and conservative clothing. These girls and people were not at all trying to emulate the American girl's style at all, They are just trying to show people in their country that what they consider beauty doesn't have to be the ONLY beauty ^^ Now please I do hope most of you will understand and be less tolerant about this.

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  47. Just wanna mention that this style actually died out already. No one in Japan actually dresses like this anymore.

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  48. I'd fuck these sluts good. I'd smear my cum on their face, and slip my fingers down their throat till they puke. They're so hot.

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