Snakes and Earrings

A novel by Japanese 20 years old girl Hitomi Kanehara, “Snake and Earrings”, won award in 2003 and it also became a movie last year by 67 years old director. This young and old age collaboration made it possible to born amazing movie, wonder why this generation gap could change this unusual world to real. You never can find this dark world if you only take walk in Shibuya. Even for some Japanese, this is shocking and amazing story. I cannot imagine how does foreigners feel if they watch this one.

Lui (Yuriko Toshitaka) is nineteen years old, beautiful, bored and unmotivated. When she meets Ama (Kengo Kora) in a bar, she finds herself mesmerized by his forked tongue and moves in with him and has her own tongue pierced. Determined to push her boundaries further, she asks Ama#s friend Shiba (Arata) to design an exquisite tattoo for her back. But what Shiba demands as payment for the tattoo leads Lui into a brutal and explicit love triangle like no other. Then, after a violent encounter on the backstreets of Tokyo, Ama vanishes and Lui must face up to the reality of her life…GAGA introduce this book like this.

You can see a part of dark and unusual culture in Tokyo,really wanna know what do YOU think about this.


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