In Japan, however, the movement is well and under way. Japan isn't exactly known for progressive attitudes towards gender, and although the government recently recognised same-sex marriages in Tokyo, homophobic and transphobic abuse continues to afflict Japanese youth. Where a repressed attitude towards sexuality and gender identity reigns supreme, how can young men reject the gender binary when it comes to what they wear, challenging traditional ideas of what it means to be a boy? Genderless Kei, although not exclusive to boys, has yet to be embraced by girls on the same scale. The trend incorporates male and female beauty techniques and fashion styles to achieve an androgynous look, and although their styles vary greatly, they all follow the same aesthetic: slim-bodied, bright-eyed boys with flamboyant, flashy clothing and makeup.
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TOKYO — With the precision of a craftsman painting a ceramic doll, Toman Sasaki blended foundation onto his fine-boned face, shaded the side of his nose with blush and shaped his lip color with a small brush. After 40 minutes of primping in his tiny studio apartment in Tokyo, he peered into a hand mirror and gave himself a nod of approval. Along with his manicured nails, bobbed hair and high-heeled shoes, the makeup made Mr. Sasaki, 23, appear more typically feminine than male, a striking choice in a society where men and women tend to hew strictly to conventional gender dress codes. Sasaki, a model and pop band member who goes simply by Toman, does not regard his look as feminine so much as genderless.
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Jennifer Robertson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Although the gender-bending look appeals equally to young Japanese women and men, the media have tended to focus on the young men who wear makeup, color and coif their hair and model androgynous outfits. In interviews , these genderless males insist that they are neither trying to pass as women nor are they necessarily gay.