Living Modern Life With Zentai

Posted By on January 12, 2016
TO GO WITH STORY Japan-culture-costumes,FEATURE by Harumi Ozawa This picture taken on January 25, 2014 shows members of Tokyo Zentai Club chating each other at a park in Tokyo. Some meet through Internet forums and through gatherings like the Tokyo Zentai Club, whose ten members get together every other month, just like any other group, to hold barbecues or parties. Unlike any other group, they are covered head-to-toe in skintight Lycra.They are part of a small subset in Japan with a fetish for wearing outfits called "zentai" -- an abbreviation of "zenshintaitsu", which means "full body suit" -- who say they are seeking liberation through the complete sublimation of the physical self. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO


Living Modern Life With Zentai we look at the option of living life anonymously but drawing attention to themselves. This is not such a strange idea to over accentuate our anonymity in larger cities but to stand out with that anonymity.

Zentai (from the Japanese ゼンタイ) is a term for skin-tight garments that cover the entire body.[1] The word is a portmanteau of zenshin taitsu (全身タイツ) (“full-body tights”). Zentai is most commonly made using nylon/spandex blends.

Sure, this might seem fetishistic, but so is our obsession with technological devices, make-up, fashion, and other facets of modern life. I’d love to see a zentai workplace.

In Public But Totally Anonymous

Zentai Town

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Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe. Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.

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