James is startled in mid-pee when Sushi greets him with “Konnichiwa.”
The camera angle here is intentional. James is not only physically taller than Sushi, but we perform a tilt down in the next shot to introduce the notion that James is a misogynist, conditioned to look down on women.
That watercolor wallpaper behind the rosewood screen is a placeholder. It’s a green screen shot that will be filled with an interior shot later.
Notice Sushi’s mask, and the flowers behind her — both pink. That tree is also made in Thailand from plasticine. Meanwhile, Annette Pardini (@mydollasylum on Instagram) has made quite a few custom costume pieces for POSERS, including what I affectionately call Sushi’s “face diaper” in this scene.