The two presentations will explore some of these concerns by examining the ways in which male bodies are groomed and fashioned to perpetuate, but also resist, normative gender discourses in contemporary Japan.
Cool Distance in Men’s Grooming in Contemporary Japan
by Christopher Tso, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
Fashioning Male Adulthood: Dress at the coming-of-age day in contemporary Japan
by Carolin Becke, PhD Student at the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield