Kano Sisters

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Kyoko Kano (叶 恭子, Kanō Kyōko, born 7 October 1962 in Osaka) and Mika Kano (叶 美香, Kanō Mika, born 23 September 1967 in Saijō, Ehime), known collectively as the Kano Sisters (叶姉妹, Kanō shimai), are Japanese celebrities.

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2000

  • Utsukushiku naru ni wa kunren ga hitsuyo desu. Watashi wa chiisai koro kara kunren o shite kimashita.
    • One needs to train oneself in order to be beautiful. I've been training myself since I was a child.
      • Unidentified Kano Sister, as quoted in The Japan Times Online (13 October 2000)
  • Utsukushii onna wa tsune ni utsukushii mono ni furete inakute wa narimasen.
    • A beautiful woman should always be in contact with beautiful things.
      • Unidentified Kano Sister, as quoted in The Japan Times Online (13 October 2000)

2001

  • People look to us as style leaders. But this is one more aspect in which we simply do what we please. We never follow fads; we create them.
    • Kyoko Kano, in TIME magazine (8 October 2001)
  • In nude portraits, there's porn and there's art. We consider what we do art, and we think of ourselves as art objects.
    • Kyoko Kano, in TIME magazine (8 October 2001)
  • Our fame is suffocating for us.
    • Kyoko Kano, on being asked if the Kano Sisters want to leave Japan, in TIME magazine (8 October 2001)

2002

  • People see us and sometimes they faint, they cry, they cannot control themselves.
    • Mika Kano, as quoted in "Bite into It" in Straight Times (9 February 2002)
  • Mika is a traditional Japanese girl—in a good way—but I like to play the field. Maybe I'm bisexual. I think it's wrong to live only for men.
    • Kyoko Kano on their sexuality, as quoted in W (1 October 2002)

2003

  • It's difficult to explain. We're still very confused.
    • Kyoko Kano, on being asked what they actually do, Polly Vernon, The Guardian (1 March 2003)

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