I rarely watch Japanese TV, but on Sunday evening I was watching inane Japanese variety shows with my husband.  The girl with the eyebrows showed up.  If you live in Japan, and have ever left the western bubble, you probably have seen her.

The girl with the eyebrows is a thirty year old comedian named Imoto.  (My husband did not know her full name.  It’s actually Ayako Imoto.)  She’s on TV all the time here, very popular, I presume funny.    She annoys me, like virtually all Japanese comedians.  My loss.

Okay, here is a youtube clip that I chose because it is done by an English interviewer.

You know those are not her real eyebrows, right?  It’s a comedy thing.  Kind of the anti-cute, which I do find refreshing.

Here is a skit in Japanese: