One of the latest weird trends in Japan consists on using artificial fangs so that they stick out a little bit and give you a vampirish look. The Japanese term for the new trend is “yaeba”, which means something like “an extra/added layer to the tooth”.
Tomomi Itano, one of the AKB48 members, is one of the “movement” leaders. This is how Tomomi Itano looks, her fang is natural:
I don’t really understand the technique to create the vampirish effect, but there’s even dentists specialized in adding “yaeba” to girls. According to what I have read the main reasons for Japanese girls to change their fangs so that they stick out are:
- 1.- To give your face an imperfect look to intimidate men less
- 2.- To be more sexy and kawaii and look more like your favourite idols/singers
And that’s about it, a trend to have an imperfection in your face… and you pay for it! What do you think? Cute or not cute?
If you want to see more pictures there’s a blog dedicated only to “yaeba”.