Inside Japanese idol scene in Hong Kong: short skirts, anime costumes, devoted male fans – but it’s not about sex, they say

//Inside Japanese idol scene in Hong Kong: short skirts, anime costumes, devoted male fans – but it’s not about sex, they say

Inside Japanese idol scene in Hong Kong: short skirts, anime costumes, devoted male fans – but it’s not about sex, they say

In a live music venue hidden in a basement in Fortress Hill, a mainly residential area on Hong Kong Island, a group of schoolboys and a few middle-aged men have gathered in the dark. With glow sticks in their hands, they are waiting for young Hong Kong women who have styled themselves as Japanese idols to come on stage, as a violet spotlight sweeps across the modest venue.Even before the music begins, the idol fans – often referred to as wotaku – are jostling for position near the front of the…

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