shin-chan haircut

Michael Raine mjraine
Thu Oct 23 10:33:32 EDT 2003

The "Shintaro-gari" was short at the sides but brushed forward on top. I
think it was inspired more by Shintaro's appearance, well-known through the
publicity created by the controversy over the prize, even before the films
came out. You can see many examples in Crazed Fruit (look for the DVD next
year), and in the opening sequence of Giants and Toys.


-----Original Message-----
From: Cathy Steblyk [mailto:cps6 at]
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 4:25 PM
To: KineJapan at
Subject: shin-chan haircut

  Ishihara Shintaro's "season of violence"(pub. 1955 'taiyou kisetsu')
won the Akutagawa, had rebel youth appeal, but also spawned a popular
haircut modeled on Shin-chan's own. Has anyone seen the hair-do? And
did it show up in films like Oshima's Seishun zangoku monogatari
(1960), other of the new waves, or underground films?
Thanks in advance for any leads.

Dr. Cathy P. Steblyk, Asst. Professor
Dept. of Comparative Literature and Japanese
The Pennsylvania State University
311 Burrowes Bldg, University Park, PA 16802-6203     USA

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