Yaeba: The Japanese Trend of Using Artificial Fangs

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:

Yaeba

Yaeba

Yaeba

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?

Yaeba

Yaeba

Yaeba

Yaeba

Yaeba

Yaeba

Yaeba

Yaeba

Yaeba

Yaeba

If you want to see more pictures there’s a blog dedicated only to “yaeba”.

3 Comments
  • JamiMa

    September 10, 2012 at 6:04 am

    It makes them look like they’re demons, doesn’t it?
    :/ Why would anyone do this to make yourself look less good? Not a fan. XD

  • Popodopulus

    September 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    It’s a little bit strange for my taste but I think that depends from a person to another. The idea it’s to improve your overall look.

  • Sven

    September 28, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Beauty is subjective, each culture has it’s own idea of what beauty is. I think it’s good that the Japs don’t conform to European standards of beauty. All different types of women are equally attractive.