Aug. 15, 2012 - 05:38AM JST
TV personality, outspoken otaku, avid cosplayer, diligent blogger: Japanese celebrity Shoko Nakagawa, or Shokotan, as she is lovingly referred to by fans, is known for many things. Normality is not one of them.
Exhibit A: On Aug 11, the quirky entertainer posted a series of pictures to her blog of herself covered in molted insect shells.
We think that should be sufficient evidence.
It turns out this isn’t the first time Shokotan has decked herself out in a cicada skin headdress. She started the fashion trend back in late 2008 when she appeared at a concert with her head covered in insect shells.
It’s common for elementary school kids in Japan to collect discarded cicada shells during the summer, but we doubt anyone ever thought of turning them into a fashion accessory.