11.2.08

What is Mo-e?



 


Mo-e (pronounced moe-AY, and most commonly-spelled, Moe), is a Japanese slang word referring to fetish or love for characters in video games or anime and manga. This commonly extends to cute chicks in uniform, too, such as nurses, maids, flight attendants and schoolgirls. These are some photos I took in Tokyo's own Akihabara, or "Electric Town." While reviewing these photos, shortly after taking them, a failure to keep my big mouth shut resulted in my 2-year-old niece, Riko-chan, repeating "Mo-e, mo-e, mo-e!" while giggling and looking to see if she had won my approval. Oops! Heh....

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