November 12, 2011

A Japanese beauty trend: crooked fang teeth.

The "yaeba" look is supposed to make you look cute and young.

25 comments:

Chip S. said...

This look lacks the key element of overbite that makes it fetching.

Maguro said...

This is nothing new. Crooked teeth have been popular in Japan at least since the early 80s and the heyday of Seiko Matsuda.

Kirsten Dunst's snaggleteeth do seem rather extreme, though. Heavens to murgatroyd!

Sorun said...

Actress Kirsten Dunst said she loves her snaggle fangs and they add to her sexiness.

Uh, no they don't. They make her look like a hillbilly.

sydney said...

Sheesh. And we spent thousands of dollars to get rid of that look in our kids. (They'd better not come home from college with snaggle fangs.)

Wally Kalbacken said...

Va-va-va-voom!

rhhardin said...

Japanese also have ten month pregnancies.

bgates said...

Japanese women growing fangs, Korean women walking around in costumes that make them look like they have giant veins all over their bodies....

This cannot end well.

edutcher said...

Makes you look like one of Dracula's bastards.

jimspice said...

Japanese pregnancies aren't any longer, they just count their months differently.

Lem said...

Actress Kirsten Dunst said she loves her snaggle fangs and they add to her sexiness.

Shes half Klingon.

wv dises

Chip S. said...

I can't stand women who are Klingy.

ironrailsironweights said...

I can think of a far better beauty trend. Ironically, Japan is one of the very few places in the world where some women still follow that trend, though (how surprising!) naturally that's changing. Yep, the false appeal of the Hideous Pedophilic Bald Eagle is worldwide. God damn it.

Peter

Chip S. said...

Peter, You can change the part of the world that matters. I've found that women are quite happy to indulge this preference if told about it.

ricpic said...

EDO

Tepid vampires with tentative fangs
Thronging the ginza in timid gangs
Pass tired businessmen in karaoka bars
Ululating their frustrations to the stars.

Lem said...

Love Bites..

Lem said...

Speaking of the Queen of crooked teeth..

Another One Bites the Dust

Lem said...

The Syndicator..

Speaking of backbiters

Lem said...

I bite my lip and turn around..

bagoh20 said...

Yea, it doesn't do anything for me, except imply poverty.

Chris Althouse Cohen said...

Never noticed that about Kirsten Dunst. The pictures immediately made me think of Patricia Arquette.

edwardroyce said...

Japanese. A strange bunch of people who evidently decided to form a country.

Don't get me started on the whole "Mountain Hag" look that's popular there either.

Suburbanbanshee said...

Well, it's cute in manga and anime to have little cat fangs. But in real life, it's not cute, because humans don't have little cat fangs.

I suppose that if one sculpted fake teeth, or if one added and subtracted to human canines, you might come up with something cute. But that woman in the article looks like a dentistry malpractice suit waiting to happen.

Largo said...

Apropos my favorite comic strip character.

http://www.undefined.net/1/0/0/32.gif

http://www.trueknowledge.com/images/thumbs/180/250/71f611c435446f9c2d020d76a7aebeb5.png

Eugene said...

Thirty years ago when I lived in Japan, yaeba was ubiquitous, but not on purpose. In other words, a "problem" that was "fixed" by orthodontics is no longer seen as a "problem" that needs to be "fixed," to such an extent that the preferred "fix" now creates the original "problem" that was "fixed" in the first place.

Jennifer said...

I'm half Japanese and every time I see a new Japanese fashion trend, all I can think is man, we are a weird bunch.

Actually add to that, every time I see a Japanese tv show, kawaii kitsch or hang out with my grandma...