Young people in the UK have been learning about the details of 'manba' - an underground youth culture in Japan with distinctive music, fashion and make up - by making friends on the other side of the globe via social networking sites and learning how to recreate style.

Your Story found about the extreme fashion from Japan spreading to the west, and why it turns heads on the streets.

Manda even has its own music and dance, called para-para while the distinctive style and manba make-up (which includes darkening the skin with tanning products) is especially important to followers.

Videos here [BBC]