Apparently, the newest photo trend in the “Gal” subculture in Japan is not looking at the camera.
Gal women like to wear over the top, outrageous fashion that is pretty much the exact opposite of what’s considered proper for young Japanese woman. They tan, they have incredibly intricate nails and hair and they definitely go out of their way to make a fashion statement.
I kind of think they’re fabulous in that drag queen sort of way. I’m sure they put a lot of work into this look from what I can tell.
However, the whole shy camera thing is new and the Japanese media has dubbed it the “Face Down Pose”. However, we prefer Kotaku’s term “hair smiles”.
Check out more pics after the break.