Japanese term used to describe young women who belong to a certain subculture. Translated it means "little gal."
Unlike ganguro, Kogaru dress in impossibly high platform shoes and tiny little girl uniforms that are so popular with the middle aged Japanese pervert set.
Sociologist claim that the kogaru craze was caused the emphasis Japanese society places on a woman's youth . According to an article that appeared in Salon magazine, the term "romansuguray" (romance gray) is frequently used to describe hot older men but no such term exsists for women. " On her 25th birthday, an unmarried Japanese woman automatically becomes what's laughingly referred to as 'spoiled sponge cake,' in honor of the Christmas sponge cakes that are discounted and rarely purchased after Dec. 25.