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On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What is a yankī or furyō?Topics Discussed
- What a furyō is
- The literal meaning of furyō
- All about juvenile delinquent culture in Japan
- The possible origin of the term furyō
- What a yankī is
- The possible origins of the Japanese term yankī and its links to Osaka's Amemura area
- What a tsuppari is
- Classic furyo fashion
- About the rīzento (pompadour/duck's tail) hairstyle
- How furyō would alter their gakuran (school uniforms)
- About dokan and bontan pants
- What a sukeban is
- The stereotypical appearance of a sukeban
- About Sukeban Deka
- A theory about why furyo started shaving off their eyebrows
- Dying one's hair blonde and associations with juvenile delinquency in Japan
- Japanese school rules
- The "two block" (tsūburokku) hairstyle
- How the idea of a furyo has changed over time
- And much more!
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Here are some of the English-language sources used for this episode.
Here are some of the Japanese-language sources used for this episode.
- 不良行為少年 (Wikipedia)
- 中井正広のブラックバラエティ20050508 ツッパリファッシ
- スケバン (Wikipedia)
- レディース 女連 全日本女番連盟
- ヤンキー (不良少年) (Wikipedia)
- 【Regent style】リーゼント歴８年 リーゼントのメリット、デメリットの紹介
Here is a link to a channel run by a guy who creates a lot of content about his life with a pompadour.
Here is the video about Sukeban Deka.
Here's another related video about a sukeban shows that you might enjoy.
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Most episodes feature at least one or two interesting Japanese words or phrases. Here’s some of the ones that came up on this episode. All information is from Jim Breen's WWWJDIC.
- 不良 【ふりょう】 (adj-no,adj-na,n) (1) bad; poor; inferior; (n,adj-no,adj-na) (2) delinquent; hoodlum; hooligan
- ヤンキー (n) (1) (col) delinquent (youth); delinquency; (n) (2) Yankee
- ツッパリ (n) delinquent youth; delinquent youngster
- 不良行為少年 【ふりょうこういしょうねん】 (n) (See 不良・2) juvenile delinquent
- 学ラン : 学ラン; 学らん; 学蘭 【がくラン(学ラン); がくらん(学らん,学蘭)】 (n) (col) school uniform for boys, often with stand-up collar, long jacket and loose trousers
- 暴走族 【ぼうそうぞく】 (n) (See 珍走団) young motorcycle-riding delinquents; bōsōzoku;
- リーゼント (n) (abbr) (See リーゼントスタイル) Regent hairstyle; ducktail; Pompadour
- ツーブロック : ツーブロック; ツー・ブロック (n) undercut (hairstyle) (wasei: two block)
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