The Tokyo Zentai Club brings welcome relief to the pressures of living in a stressful urban environment where citizens are expected to conform to rigid social norms. By wearing skin-tight lycra outfits that conceal their identity, club members feel like have removed the behavioral costumes placed upon them by society.
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My family is conservative," said university student Yukinko, a member of the Zentai club. "They like me to be quiet and feminine, but in secret I wear all over tights and let loose. I'm a different person wearing this. I can be friendly to anyone and feel as if I can do anything."
The anonymity that the stretchy suits provide is another factor that pulls many people towards the trend. "People can't see us and it's difficult to see them," explained Zentai leader Seiwa Tamura. "So whether one is a teacher or public servant, we become without identity and our true self emerges."
According to Wikipedia, zentai outfits do not conform with the French ban on face covering, and "a fine of up to €150 is issued to those who wear them publicly in France."
(Images: Tokyo Zentai Club)