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Akanbē is a Japanese facial gesture The gesture is performed by pulling on the lower eyelid to reveal the reddish underside of the eye, often accompanied by sticking out the tongue
A man making the gesture

Akanbe (あかんべえ) is a Japanese facial gesture indicating sarcasm but also used as a taunt. It consists of someone pulling down one's lower eyelid to expose the red underside towards someone, often accompanied by the person sticking their tongue out.[1]


  1. ^ "あかんべえ" [akanbee]. Kenkyusha Online Dictionary. 2004.

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