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  • Hey guys!

  • Today we have an interesting subject to talk about.

  • This is actually one of the biggest things I had a culture shock about

  • when I first came to Japan.

  • Was it that surprising?

  • Yes, because I'd never heard of it before I got here!

  • I don't know how I didn't know.

  • I watched so many YouTube videos about Japan before I came here.

  • But apparently, something that's a really big thing here about attractiveness

  • is the size of your face.

  • Kogao (small face)

  • Or like the size of your head.

  • Yeah, they say face, but they're actually talking about the size of your head.

  • Japanese people will say, "Oh, you have such a small face!"

  • which is a compliment.

  • It's really good here to have a small face, or a small head,

  • and it's not so good to have a- -Huge head. -...larger head.

  • And that's a real thing. This a real, nationwide,

  • everyone-in-Japan-knows-about-it thing here.

  • This isn't one of those trendy "HURR JAPAN'S BEING SO WEIRD RIGHT NOW"

  • "But actually only a dozen people are doing it!" things.

  • Like whenever you go out shopping, you get comments like "KAO CHISSA!"

  • which means like "UAGHH HER FACE IS SO SMALL!"

  • You guys might be really confused. I'll try my best to explain it.

  • In general, and I don't know how far this extends,

  • like I don't know if it's all East Asians,

  • but Japanese people tend to have larger sized heads

  • in proportion to the size of their body, compared to Westerners.

  • When I went to America, everyone seemed to have smaller faces.

  • How do they measure it, though?

  • Well, I did look up some research on this.

  • Oh, you did?

  • Of course I would look up research.

  • But when you get on Google Scholar or Google and you start trying to look up

  • scientific articles on the size of heads compared to races,

  • you get a lot of people trying to prove that certain races have naturally higher IQs

  • than other races because they have larger brains and cranial capacities.

  • Oh, because they have larger brains?

  • And I did not get a good feeling from those articles so I don't know if I trust them.

  • I just kind of pushed them aside.

  • But almost all of them did end up saying that East Asians had the largest head size.

  • Oh, really?

  • Yeah, they looked at cranial capacity, so I think that's like the

  • overall volume inside where you could have brain space.

  • And I have to warn our Japanese viewers watching this!

  • Do NOT go to America and say, "Ugh I have such a big head."

  • Because that has a completely different meaning!

  • We have nothing like this in America.

  • If you're talking about the size of your "head", you're referring to something else.

  • So don't talk about the size of your head in America.

  • So I think the average was 57 centimeters.

  • 57 centimeters? Head size? Do you want me to measure your head?

  • We're gonna measure our heads.

  • From here to here.

  • You're 58cm.

  • Oh really? So it's a little above average.

  • Yeah, you're 58.5 cm.

  • Okay. It's not like I'm 60cm.

  • I'm sorry.

  • So that's average Japanese?

  • Male.

  • Oh, average male Japanese head size. Yep, I looked it up. Yep.

  • I'm sorry, Jun!

  • No, I'm not embarrassed at all. I don't care anymore.

  • Did you care? Did you ever care?

  • No, not really.

  • Until I met you.

  • Really?

  • You have a freaking small head!

  • Okay, for female it's 54.5 cm.

  • 53 maybe? [It was actually 52 cm]

  • Yeah, it's tiny.

  • So your head is... 5.5 cm bigger than you.

  • You're just slightly above average, and I'm a little below average.

  • Yep.

  • But I'm also a lot taller than Japanese women.

  • That makes it even worse.

  • Can we compare our head sizes?

  • Okay. Look into the camera. Okay. Let's compare.

  • You need to know how small your head is. It's freaking tiny.

  • I know it's small...

  • It's tiny!

  • If I had a larger face, would you still have been attracted to me?

  • Yeah, I think so.

  • Really?

  • Yep.

  • What if my face was like this?

  • Are you indirectly offending me?

  • That's my face size.

  • Okay, I won't do that, then.

  • Okay well I don't care about your face size.

  • Okay. I'm glad.

  • I like you the way you are.

  • Thank you.

  • Some Japanese people who have the smaller, Western-sized heads,

  • They're considered to have very attractive head sizes.

  • Like an idol, celebrity, and model.

  • Yeah, people like that often tend to be like models or actors or actresses

  • because they have such an attractive head size.

  • The first time I came to Japan, that's when I learned about this head size/face size thing.

  • And at first I had no idea what they were talking about.

  • I couldn't tell that there was any difference.

  • But now that I've gotten used to it and I've seen it so much, I'm able to see the difference.

  • But I still don't care!

  • Because I wasn't raised in a society-

  • I'm jealous.

  • -where people talked about the size of your head.

  • I don't care.

  • I don't care, and I feel really uncomfortable when I take pictures with my Japanese friends here.

  • Because they'll look at the pictures afterward and they'll be like,

  • "Oh, I'm so embarrassed! My head's so big!"

  • And I'm like, "Don't be embarrassed! It's a nice picture! I'm happy to take a picture with you!"

  • And they'll be like, "Oh your face is so small. I'm so embarrassed."

  • And I feel bad because they feel bad about it.

  • But I don't care at all.

  • I want to explain this to our Japanese viewers

  • because I don't think we have anything in America that you guys just never cared about.

  • So I've been thinking about how I could make Japanese people understand,

  • and I had to come up with a fake example.

  • So this is not a real thing in America.

  • All right, let's hear you out.

  • But how I would compare the head size/face size thing in Japan would be

  • is: if you went to America and found out there's this thing where

  • people with pointy elbows were really embarrassed about their elbows,

  • but people with SQUARE elbows... Those are attractive elbows.

  • And whenever you took a picture with your friends, the people with pointy elbows

  • would hide their elbows so they didn't show up in the picture.

  • Or if they showed up in the picture, they'd be like,

  • "Oh, I'm so embarrassed about my pointy elbow!"

  • You wouldn't care at all!

  • You wouldn't care.

  • And then if people were just constantly saying to you on the street,

  • "Ah! Your square elbows are soo attractive! Geez."

  • Like how do you feel about that?

  • Like... thank you...? But... I don't know.

  • So if you're Japanese and you have a larger head,

  • you don't have to be embarrassed about it

  • because when you meet a foreigner, they're probably not going to care at all.

  • It's probably not going to affect their attraction for you at all.

  • It's just not a thing.

  • So today was a little cultural lesson on face here in Japan.

  • I hope you learned something!

  • Thanks for watching! I'll see you guys later! Bye!

Hey guys!

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Culture shock! Head size matters カルチャーショック・小顔 (Culture shock! Head size matters カルチャーショック・小顔)

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    Kana kawai に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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