Japanese Bra

Japanese Bra -title may seem to you similar to something like "Japanese Cat". Cats and pets have no similar nationality to people. So how can brassieres have? We could take a manufacturing standpoint, but it wouldn't be more interesting than talk about DVD players made in Japan.

Bra, by all it's appeal and spirit, is clearly a product from the west. Japan didn't know bra until Japanese started wearing western clothes, a change which happened sometimes during Meiji era. With wafuku, bras or any other western underwear wasn't used. With kimono, women wore only thin layer of cloth, which served the purpose of underwear that time. Under yukata, sometimes women didn't wear anything at all.

Japanese Bra
Typical Japanese bra set.

Japanese bras are said to be more decorative, more cute, and have sense of visual delight. They have tiny hearts to them, embroidiery and lace.

It is interesting that although Japan is the famous design country, the creator of latest trends that are copied by French and Italian designers, Japanese women are fairly shy to shop the cutting edge bloomy color bras you see in the shops.

It is interesting question, what kind of bra does Japanese women actually use in daily life.

In general, japanese bras seem to be more cute than sexy, more warm than cold. More childish than independent.

Compare a flower of sakura to a red rose. Sakura's scent is just a hint, an unobtrusive thought, while rose's scent is overwhelming, and something that seeks attention. Same goes with Japanese bra's color. Many Japanese women like simple white or pastel colors (or colour of sakura flower, why not). Some like black (like the branch of sakura tree). But it is rare to see heavy red, or yellow or other strong colors.

Japanese Bra shop
Japanese lingerie shop "Amo's Style"

Some women find japanese bras to be more comfortable to the skin than western ones.

Japanese like to be graceful and same goes with their other clothing style. Japanese women feel they want to conform to the social concencus, the air around them. For same reason, Japanese women don't seem to wear strong parfume. This is also visible in the mainstream bra market. In contrary, Japan is one of the rare countries where it is not out of the ordinary to see women wearing fishnet stockings while shopping.

I remember reading an article of a foreign man who was overwhelmed to notice her girlfriend, a 35 years old office lady, wore a mickey mouse bra. He said it was like children's clothing, while his girlfriend saw nothing unordinary about it. Why not.

In Europe it is nothing out of the ordinary to see a couple going to lingerie shop. In Japan, I suspect people shop online. There are plenty of the shops, but mostly women go there alone.

Japan is different in the sense of bras as well. I wish Japan will keep into the various differences in the future as well.


The picture on this page expresses what I believe - that a woman should always wear something that is very feminine, even if it is just a 'touch' of lace somewhere on her person.

The outfit in the picture is great though it may not be practical for every day use - depends on the women.
#1 - Bob Marconi - 04/19/2008 - 16:30
how can i purchase your bras?
is it possible.?
do you sell to overseas
#2 - ong serene - 07/04/2008 - 13:58
I am wondering if the Japanese do smaller bras that I could wear. I barely fit into a 28DD, but th band is far too loose. I am actually around a 26E/DD, but I'm not sure if that exsists. I did a convertion and I am told that 28DD would be 60G in Japan, so I'm hoping the band is alittle tighter, otherwise would I be a 55G/H? Because that sounds very weird.:-[]

Does a 60G exsist in Japan? Do you know of a website I could buy it from?
PLease help, I'm only a teenager and still don't know where to go for this sort of stuff. :-(
#3 - Mogeta - 07/19/2008 - 10:38
oooo sexy
#4 - jony - 11/15/2008 - 18:28
bra's model
im interested with many type of bra , but i never get satisfaction about that because i never seen it all , would you send a pic of all kind model of bra only to my email ? thanks for your helped.....
#5 - sen - 01/25/2009 - 10:05
do you sell 28DD/E bras? :)
thank you
#6 - janet - 05/06/2009 - 09:14
I looking to buy full slips and half slips from Japan for my wife. She collects slips and I think Wacoal, Trefle, Cecile, Triumph, etc. make some of the sexiest slips I've ever seen. I bought one through Sharlon once, but the woman who bought it for me, won't do it anymore. Do you sell slips. If so, is there a way for me to view them. I can't read Japanese writing. Please let me know
#7 - Rich - 01/23/2010 - 10:47
awesome bra's
yes how can i purchase bra's from u guys? e-mail me pls!
#8 - leilani - 01/28/2010 - 20:50
haha... good luck searching for E/DD in Japan!
I mostly saw B an C cups maybe A and a few D ... but really few.... don't think anythink bigger even exists...
#9 - amo - 02/21/2010 - 14:24
Japanese women certainly like wearing nice underwear!
#10 - Colin - 01/10/2011 - 08:32

I'm live in Thailand.

Can I buy for wholesales or dealer your bra?
please send me e-mail for description.
#11 - meennie fuky - 02/19/2011 - 05:37
where to buy?
Where can you buy Japanese bras online? What are some of the brand names/lingerie lines from Japan? Thanks!
#12 - thedelicatebra - 01/11/2012 - 00:21
E-mail (Will not appear online)
;-) :-) :-D :-( :-o >-( B-) :oops: :-[] :-P

Japanese clothes | See also: wedding kimono, yukata, kimono, Taisho-era kimono, Jimbei, hankachi, Japanese bra

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © Hanami Web 2009
Copyright Hanami Web © 2009 All rights reserved. Send mail to: editor@hanamiweb.com