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Oshi (推し – My Fave): Part 2

  • Oshi: Part 2

    推し Part 2

    The term oshi (推し – “my fave”) is widely used among young people in Japan and has various derivatives.

    For example, when one supports their favorite idol or character in various ways or tries to promote them to others, it is called oshikatsu (推し活), with katsu (活 – meaning “activity”).

    Additionally, when one likes the entire group rather than a specific member, it is called hako oshi (箱推し).

    Hako (箱) usually means “box,” but in this context, it is a metaphor for the live music club where the idol groups perform.

    Having something to be crazy about like oshi is nice, but be careful not to spend too much money.

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