There are many ways for an entertainer to show love to their fans: musicians might invite someone from the crowd onstage during a performance, actors might show up unannounced during events and be totally awesome.
When Japanese gravure idol Mao Harada reached 1000 followers on Twitter, she decided to pay tribute to her growing fanbase by “tweeting” to them using her half-naked body.
Now that’s meta.
Harada announced the “Haratter” (Harada + Twitter) project on her blog last Thursday, promising fans that she’ll wear a bikini and tweet to them using her body if she gains over 1000 followers.
Her goal was soon reached and she wasted no time in carrying out her promise, uploading photos of herself in a cute blue polka dot bikini with tweets decorating her body and “Haratter” written in Twitter-like font vertically along her chest.
It’s common for gravure idols to interact with their fans through blogs and Twitter, but Harada is surely the first to use her body to communicate with them.
Below is a collection of the photos she’s put up so far:
▼(stomach) “Thank you all for your continued support!”
▼”Little knee boy nau” (nau literally means “now” and is Japanese Twitter slang used to indicating what that person is doing or where they are at the time of tweeting.)
▼”This is how I express my gratitude!”
▼”I bet you’re all thinking: ‘This girl is an idiot.’ lol”
▼”I am an idiot. So what? lol”
▼”Left boob nau“
Harada is still trying to make a name for herself, so be sure to follow her at @Harada_Mao and send a tweet of support if you’d like to see more of her. Who knows, maybe you can get her to write a bit of English on her body as well?
▼Excellent bikini-font color coordination
[ Read in Japanese ]