14. The Japanese shave their heads to express feelings of remorse.
This is what Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi looked like before shaving her head.
Some Japanese men shave their heads to confess their guilt. Ordinary people, politicians, and pop stars can do the same. Sometimes women will even cut their hair as an act of contrition.
In 2013, pop star Minami Minegishi, a member of АКВ48 band, cut her hair as an apology for spending the night with her boyfriend. The contract she signed with АКВ48 stated that all participants should not date or in any other way spoil their image of innocence. She said she didn’t want to leave the band and acknowledged her guilt with the traditional shaving of her head.
This tradition, like many others, is becoming outdated and the shaving of one’s head is becoming a rare act of being regretful. The Japanese have more than 20 ways of apologizing.
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