Airi Sato (佐藤あいり) is an up-and-coming gravure idol and actress whose recent shoots have seen her earn a following for a rare fusion: sensual, sexy allure; a genuine and clean beauty; and girl-next-door charm.
It’s an unusual ability to combine sultry come-hither looks with marriage-material middle-class respectability. But Airi Sato, who emerged first in 2018 when she won a prize at a beauty contest run by a magazine, seems to achieve it.
Specifically, the 23-year-old is praised by fans as an example of hattoshin (八頭身 or 八等身) — literally, “eight-heads body” — an classical ideal of beauty in Japan where the woman’s head should be an eighth the size of the body. In other words, she has a small face/head in a finely balanced proportion with her body (think Namie Amuro).
We’ve included a few pics from her recent shoots to showcase her beauty.
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Incidentally, this Airi Sato is not to be confused with the transgender porn star or the professional (and cute) female mahjong player both of the same name (and kanji).