In the US, there’s first base, second base, third base, and home. In Japan, there are a lot more bases than the baseball diamond metaphor can hold.
1. First there’s text messaging.
2. Then the virgin phone call.
3. Then they hold hands.
4. Then she leans on his shoulder at a karaoke bar.
6. Then they get to first base, finally.
This New Years, I had the opportunity to get a real hiza makura from a foam bottom-half-only mannequin at a department store. But instead of putting my head on her lap, I decided to take a peek up her skirt. She wasn’t wearing any underwear. But there wasn’t that much more to it.
This isn’t the same one I experienced but if you really want to get your own hiza makura, you can get one on Rakuten.