In a society where being your authentic self is still frowned upon, a Japanese man’s brave choice to freely express himself as an Otokonko has won him praise from all across the internet.
The word Otokonko in Japanese refers to men who have culturally feminine gender expression or indulge in cross-dressing. This form of self-expression has become increasingly popular in Japan since the early 2000s, sprouting primarily from anime and manga communities.
Twitter user @nanamikana_arc shocked Japanese netizens after revealing that they are Otokonko with pictures of their past and present appearances. In the first picture, a man in a purple jacket can be seen posing with a child. The second one shows his unbelievable transformation into a young woman. The caption reads, “A 45-year-old man’s past and present.”
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— 七海かな (@nanamikana_arc) April 4, 2023
The OP (original poster) followed up the initial tweet with some more fascinating details about…