Tokyo's North Korea fan club is one of a kind

Unbeknownst to many outside of Tokyo, there lies a fan club dedicated to all things North Korea. 

According to the Japan Times, a woman known as Chunhun is a freelance illustrator in her twenties, and also the leader of sengun - joshi, or military-first girls. Toyko's only North Korea fan club. 

Members of the fan club can be seen dressing in Korean People's Army military garb, as well as indulging in various aspects of the country's culture. Chunhun and other fan club members perform dances to the music of Kim Jong Un's favorite band, Moranbong Band which he put together himself. 

Check out the military-first girls below:

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Chunhun (R), the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, and other members practice a Moranbong Band dance in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
North Korea fans dressed as the Korean People's Army adjust their clothes in front of a portrait of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong Il before a North Korea fan event in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
North Korea fans attend a North Korea fan event in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Chunhun, the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, looks at a photobook of North Korean art in Tokyo, Japan September 21, 2017. Picture taken September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Chunhun (C), the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, and other members perform a Moranbong Band dance during a North Korea fan event in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
A member of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, makes toothpick North Korean flags in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Chunhun, the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, puts on North Korean make-up in Tokyo, Japan September 21, 2017. Picture taken September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
A North Korea fan wears a pin of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il during a North Korea fan event in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Chunhun, the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, attends a rehearsal of a Moranbong Band dance before a North Korea fan event in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
North Korea fans dressed as the Korean People's Army stand in front of a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a North Korea fan event in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
A member of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, wears a pin of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Chunhun, the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, smiles as she practices a Moranbong Band dance in front of portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2017. Picture taken October 22, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Chunhun (L), the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, poses for a selfie with another member in front of portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il after their Moranbong Band dance practice in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2017. Picture taken October 22, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Chunhun (C), the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, and other members perform a Moranbong Band dance during a North Korea fan event in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Chunhun, the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, attends a rehearsal of a Moranbong Band dance before a North Korea fan event in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
A member of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, is seen in front of books of North Korea during their Moranbong Band dance practice in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2017. Picture taken October 22, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Members of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, make toothpick North Korean flags in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Chunhun, the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, fixes her hair before a Moranbong Band dance practice in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2017. Picture taken October 22, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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While the group may seem like they worship a leader that most Japanese would prefer not to associate with, the members of sengun - joshi claim their interest in the country is purely cultural and they are not on board with North Korea's political policies. 

Chunhun and her friends frequently gather to discuss their lives and of course their love of the neighboring country's culture. The fan club leader's home is filled with North Korea paraphernalia like photos of past leaders, books, beauty products and posters.

The group has received daily hate messages in response to their extracurricular activities, especially on Chunhun's Twitter account where she has documented her Korean themed outfits. 

 

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