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The Surprising Background of the Increase in Long-Haired Boys – Kei Komuro

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Ms. Komuro’s long hair became the talk of the town when she temporarily returned to Japan this October (Image: Tsunoda Yoshio/Afro)

Kei Komuro’s (30) long hair caught the Japanese people by surprise this fall. In Japan, however, her long hair was generally unpopular, with some saying that it did not look clean and that it would be rude to meet a member of the Imperial Family.

The other day, golf player Ryo Ishikawa (30) held a press conference to apologize for playing golf and eating and drinking during his voluntary quarantine. At that time, Ishikawa also had long hair. After Ms. Komuro, whose reputation in Japan is not good, the scandalous Ms. Ishikawa had long hair, and I feel that this has completely created a negative image.

The image of Japan and Korea is also a factor.

In Japan, long hair has always had a somewhat “flirtatious” image. Especially in recent years, short, clean, mash-style Korean hair has become popular, so you can’t deny the impression that people who wear long hair in such a situation might be a bit naughty ……. At least at the moment, I think she would stop her boyfriend if he tried to make his hair longer.

We live in an age where diversification is said to be important. It is never a good trend when only one hairstyle is considered to be right. ……

Going global with samurai hair

I’m not sure what to make of this, but I think long hair may be slowly becoming a boom in Japan. The following are some of the comments I have heard from entertainment reporters and magazine editors who deal with trends.

But Kyohei Tanda, 27, who recently won the second prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition, had the same style, which has changed his image to a positive one.

Moreover, Mr. Tanda chose this style for a positive purpose, saying, “Asian faces are all seen the same in Europe and the United States, so I decided to wear chonmage hair to be remembered. In fact, it worked so well that he became the first Japanese in 51 years to win a prize at the Chopin Competition.

It can be said that he has proved that long hair can be used as samurai hair in the world, and we may see more and more Japanese who are interested in going abroad growing their hair longer.

Could Mr. Komuro and Ms. Sorita be the catalyst for a new hair trend?

  • Reporting and writing by Nanako

    Born in Ehime Prefecture. After working at a broadcasting station, became a freelance writer. She specializes in interviews with celebrities and analysis of popular events, and is always on the lookout for serial dramas and hot Japanese movies. She is a famous beautiful writer in the magazine industry.

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