When societies reach a certain peaceful level of wealth and abundance, the need for men to be masculine--to be "men"-- declines. So goes a popular theory.
Japan luckily has not had a war after the WWII, nor do we have any public army services. Maybe this could be some fact about the young Japanese men becoming more feminine in the past few years like the story that follows.
With his pink clothes and his high heels taller than those of many women’s, Akira, 20 years old from Tokyo, seems to prove this theory to be correct. He has no girlfriend, has no interest in dating, has no dream for his future. Instead of trying to find his own place and role in Japanese society, he escapes into a fantasy world where fashion is all. They believe that many more young men, not only in Japan, are destined to live similar lives.The following photos are taken by Japanese photographer Kentaro Takahashi.