Cultural References

Hand Gestures
Retro Pop Culture

•There are a few hand gestures that are used exclusively in Japan, and may be unfamilar to Americans. For instance holding one's hand palm down with the fingers extended and dropping the wrist up and down is the Japanese gesture for "Come here." Shampoo can be seen doing this in "Shampoo's Sudden Switch, The Curse of the Contrary Jewel" OVA.

•Another gesture unique to Japan is when discussing a mistress, one would make a fist and extend their pinky finger.

•When the main, pinky and thumb are extended this is called "oyakusoku pozu". It is a sign of surprise or shock and literally means "promise pose".


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