Oh, Ai Shinozaki, happy Japanese girl in a small bikini holding a watermelon, what are we going to do with you?
Sometimes, of course, a watermelon is just a watermelon — but this is not one of those times. Ai Shinozaki, angel-faced and busty star of gravure modeling, is hoping to tempt you with her melons. Now, it’s true that she is only holding one watermelon — if she were holding two of them, that would be vulgar. Ai Shinozaki in a bikini holding one watermelon is subtle. It suggests a metaphor but doesn’t scream it.
You know, there’s an old saying in the illusion business — if you want to make something look big, put something smaller next to it. But we would amend that in this situation — if you want to make a watermelon look small, put it next to Ai Shinozaki’s breasts.
She gets all Gallagher on it, too, whacking it open with a stick — and gleefuly munching its juicy guts. Is this still a metaphor? We don’t want it to be.