Victoria's Acting Premier has confirmed a memorandum of understanding has been signed with the Federal Government to fund a purpose-built quarantine facility. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese women's legs testify to cultural, historical and fashion codes, according to a French photographer, who has just launched an exhibition on the subject. The legs really speak to you," said Estebe, 44, who describes himself as a photo-historian. All candid shots snatched mainly in Tokyo, Estebe's pictures attempt to show the "cultural permanence" of Japanese women's postures, among which the pigeon-toed "uchimata" is most commonly seen on the nation's streets.
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It is an obvious, perennial question, one that must pop into the head of every visitor within 24 hours of touching down at Narita, and yet a conclusive answer remains as elusive as the yeti. Having Googled the question, and read myriad conjectures, suppositions and wild guesses, I was still none the wiser, so I did as the ancients and took my quandary to my local hostelry. My question was taken up eagerly. Besides, carrying your infant on your hip is de rigueur in many parts of Africa, and yet the sight of pigeon toes en masse seems to be peculiar to Japan. He went on to explain that Japanese people have shorter calves than most people, and this makes their toes point inwards. Were it true, why would the condition affect so many Japanese women and so few men?
Why are so many Japanese women pigeon toed?
Jump to navigation. Never having been a legman, Japanese legs male or female were never an issue prior to arrival in Japan or even for the first several months of living in Tokyo. In the US interest tended to wax and wan with the rise and fall of the hemline. In Japan though legs appear to be more central to identity and self worth.
To enjoy our content, please include The Japan Times on your ad-blocker's list of approved sites. While living in Tokyo a few years back, there was one thing that I never stopped wondering about: the incredible number of Japanese with crooked legs! Do you have any idea what the heck is going on?