A dakimakura is a sort of Japanese consolation pillow, related to Western orthopedic physique pillows, and is especially utilized by Japanese youth as safety objects.
The phrase is commonly translated into English as “physique pillow”. “Dakimakuras” will also be typically referred to as “dutch spouse”, however the unique definition of the phrase is nearer to “bamboo spouse”.
On the pillows, it normally options printed photos of bishōjo (Japanese term for stunning lady) and bishōnen (Japanese term meaning stunning boy) in mendacity poses from varied anime or bishōjo video games.
Origin of the term
Throughout the late 90s and early 2000s with the recognition of the “otaku” tradition, larger firms began to produce “drakimakuras” with printed photos of anime characters on them.
Many of the first “drakimakuras” and covers have been made by a Japanese clothes firm, Cospa, which nonetheless to at the present time continues to launch official “drakimakura” covers.
Unfold of the term
In 2015, a former researcher of Kyushu Institute of Expertise, Koichi Uchimura invented the first ever speaking physique pillow, so it not solely provides security for the prospects however it will possibly additionally work together with them.
There may be additionally a subset of “drakimakuras” referred to as “love pillow”. It normally portrays life-size photos of characters in suggestive poses.
They might painting anime characters, furry characters, or pornographic movie actors.