Japan celebrates Double Pork Day

he Double Pigtail Day (Japanese: ツインテールの日) is a Japanese holiday celebrated annually on February 2, when otakus celebrate the hairstyle “Twintail” on social media.

Double pigtails are an iconic hairstyle in otaku culture due to their frequent appearance in Anime, Manga, and video game titles. to the franchise Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon he is usually credited with the initial popularity of the hairstyle worn by the main character Use Tsukino in the early 1990s. Also, double pigtails were very popular among Japanese idols in the 1990s-2000s.

In December 2011, the Japanese fashion designer and photographer Khan FuruyaPresident of the Company valley of laughtercreated the company Twin Tail Association of Japan. The following month, on February 2, 2012, the feast of Double Pigtail Day in the Japan Anniversary Society.

On February 2, 2012, the Twin Tail Association of Japan open their official website Japan’s TwinTail Project, which featured photographs of hairstyles worn by young female models. Japanese online news outlets reported the launch of the association. Since 2013, Twitter users have been posting cosplay selfies and photos along with the hashtag #ツインテールの日. In addition, many illustrations have been uploaded from the Double Pigtail Day to pixiv and Nico Nico Seiga. For their part, professional models and idols often participated in the event by posting photos with the hairstyle on Twitter and Instagram.

Finally, let’s review the results of a survey conducted by the popular media Anime! Anime!where they asked their readers: «What is your favorite anime girl who wears a double ponytail?».

10. Hachikuji Mayo – Bakemonogatari

9. Arisa Takamizawa – The heroine of Tarumono! Kiraware heroine to Naisho no Oshigoto

8. Usagi Tsukino – Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

7. Azusa Nakano – K-On!

6. Nino Nakano – Gotoubun no Hanayome

5. Saki Tenma – Sekai Project: A colorful phase! feat. Hatsune Miku

4. Kuroko Shirai – Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

3. Milim Nava – Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken

2. Nico Yazawa – Live Love! school idol project

1. Hatsune Miku – Vocaloid

Fountain: Anime! Anime!


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