Former junior idol and current gravure idol 倉持結香 / Yuka Kuramochi (17, above), known for an episode in which she subdued a groper on a train with her karate skills, has decried the “extremisation” of young idols, some as young as 6, who can commonly be found wearing thongs and other titillating swimwear (illustrated above).
“I’m mortified when I see these young girls wearing T-backs” she says.
“Wearing T-backs and V-backs, wearing these invasive things… it just makes me think ‘there’s something wrong with this'”.
However, she’s not at all bothered about any moral considerations: “Wearing a T-back with such an undeveloped body just doesn’t look good at all. Wearing a normal swimsuit shapes their bodies much better than a T-back!”
She illustrates this with a picture of a girl posing alluringly in sukumizu (like so), drawn herself.
Kuramochi is pictured below:
She is as adept at using her fists as she is her curves to subdue men: in April of 2008, she was molested on a train, but rather than spinelessly enduring her ordeal as so many Japanese ladies are prone to do, she beat her assailant into submission using her karate skills and handed him over to police. She has apparently done the same on a number of other occasions too, setting a fine example.
Judging from her blog, Kuramochi is no ordinary idol: it is readily apparent that she is an ardent fan of fighting novel/manga series 餓狼伝 / Garouden, as well as retro gaming and even Gundam models, and is pursuing an artistic education at an art college.
She also reveals that she suffers from Asperger’s syndrome (a mild form of autism)…
Kuramochi leaves us with something to dwell on: “Swimwear and school uniform appropriate to one’s age looks the best. What do you think about the ‘extremisation’ of junior idols?'”