Zentai

April 17, 2014 @ JapanTimes

zentai

Members of the Tokyo Zentai Club meet at a park in Tokyo. Like just any group, they meet up every other month to hold barbecues or parties. Unlike any other group, they are covered head-to-toe in skintight Lycra.

A small subset in Japan with a fetish for wearing outfits called “zentai” — an abbreviation of “zenshintaitsu”, which means “full body suit” — who say they are seeking liberation by effacing the physical self.

While the hobby is a long way from being mainstream in Japan, a country with an unsurpassed ability to dream up slightly off-the-wall pastimes, it makes occasional appearances in popular culture.

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