A Japanese Human Body Suit [Pic]

Submitted by: i_love_anime 4 years ago Weird

This is a Japanese human body suit being prepared for tanning. Anyone have more information on what this is used for?
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Male 50
@ JuggaloReign - How is what you just described not weird?
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Male 210
JuggaloReign is not only right, but he`s so right that my prejudice against Juggalos has been checked. Well played, sir.
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Male 2,516
@JuggaloReign: I disagree, the Japanese are weirder than you describe haha
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Female 3,696
Well, considering the gorgeous artwork of Yakuza tattoos...and the fair likelihood the subject would die young when they`re all still pretty...I`m frankly not surprised.

I mean, think about it this way. We cover stuff in dead animal skin all the time. Why not preserve some of this artwork?
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Male 735
That picture looks like it`s from the 70s (or 60s, i`m not really good with dating stuff (i`m so alone))
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Male 55
Really? No one got it right yet? Yay, I get to be the smart one today! What this is is a yakuza body suit. Full body tattoos are illegal in japan and many public places ban tattoos completely due to their overwhelming gang affiliation (bath houses, restaurants, ect...) This is a medical school. They are paying yakuza members to donate their bodies to medical science so that they may preserve these works of art and display them. No, there is no Japanese custom to keep your dead relative`s skin framed in you living room. Where everyone got that from I have no clue. The Japanese are f`ing weird, but not that weird.
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Female 50
I remember a film - I think it was called `The Pillow Book` that dealt with this topic...
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Male 1,197
that is drated up
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Male 340
Orgel is right, however I`ve heard stories of tattoos being removed all over the world for their artistic value (to be sold cold-heartedly for cash, of course)
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Male 4
It puts the lotion on its skin, or it gets the hose again!
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Male 5,811
It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again. It does this whenever it`s told.
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Male 5,413
It`s their tradition so...
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Male 663
Orgel hit the nail on the head. Gang members were also particularly keen on preserving the deceased skin because their tattoos were so important to them.
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Male 5
It is sometimes customary to keep the skin after a deceased if they had japanese art (full body tattoos) on them. Family members can then frame the skin.. or whatever.

No kidding.
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Male 228
Clarice knows.
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Male 2,670
Human skin, tentacle rape -- you never change, Japan. You stay just the way you are.
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Male 701
fry it up and make pork cracklins, mmmmm.
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Male 2,332
"I have some information. The Japanese are f#cking weird"

I can confirm, this information is rock solid.
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Male 1,497
Yakuza
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Male 5,094
We have a few of those here at the anthropological museum. Real human leather.
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Male 2,199
wait wait wait... im confused... is that human skin hes holding there?
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Male 613
Japanese version of sunscreen.

SPF 2 million
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Male 809
The person this belonged to was probably in the Japanese mob. The Yakuza I think. It`s to show that they belong to the Yakuza and also to intimidate other people.
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Male 3,909
Yeah, I saw a show about the history of tattooing and the Japanese are know to have the tattooed skin of dead people with full body suits preserved and put on display like a painting.
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Male 49
I believe the deceased donates their skin, so that their inkwork can be preserved after they die.
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Male 86
The caption is referring to the large tattoo on the skin, the large tattoo being the body suit. As to what or why he is holding it up or if that is human skin, I do not know.
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Male 127
Unless my info`s borked this is a case of the deceased having stated in his will that the tattoo artist should regain the artwork after he died. He might not have had to pay a fraction of the cost of the tattoo that way.
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Male 94
Looks like a tattooed human "hide" to me (Dead yakuza?)
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Male 1,754
You posted a pic of some dragon suit and are asking us for info?? What is happening to the submissions?! dratin A....
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Male 1,354
Google is your friend.
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Male 543
I have some information. The Japanese are f#cking weird
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Female 206
Link: A Japanese Human Body Suit [Pic] [Rate Link] - This is a Japanese human body suit being prepared for tanning. Anyone have more information on what this is used for?
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