Talked dialogue [LGBTQ Challenges for Playmates] (Part 1) Mambi Watanabe, Gravure, Actress, Representative of Gender-Free Underwear “Bushy Park” x Jun Fukuda, Consultant
Bambi is literally naked, so she looked at the world with a free eye and created a gender-free underwear company. It is a great story.
Talked Conversation [LGBTQ Challenges, Playmates’ Challenges] (Part 1)
Gravure, Actress, Representative of Gender-Free Underwear “Bushy Park” Banbi Watanabe x Consultant Jun Fukuda
Manmi: “We launched the brand “BushyPark” in September this year. It is an underwear brand based on the concept of “gender-free in the true sense of the word, not for women or men.
I wanted to learn more about LGBTQ people.
If there are Japanese boys and girls who say, “It’s hard to live,” then I want to change Japan! This is what I have been trying to do. Taiwan allows same-sex marriage, so why not Japan as well?
I went to Nichome and made a lot of friends. Some came to Tokyo from the countryside but had no choice but to work in the mizu-shobai business, and some worked for good companies but were fed up with life. I heard many stories of such people. I thought about what I could do, and since all of my Gravure fans are male, I wondered what I could sell to them. Then I thought of lingerie.”
Composition: Junko Io
Photo: Yukiko Koshima