A strange trend has taken hold of Japanese fashion magazines of late. The Daily Mail calls it the ‘cavity pose’ and it’s rampant among the fashion magazine world in Japan.
According to the media, Japanese models bracing the cover of fashion magazines are falling into a pose called the ‘cavity pose’ in which the model appears to be holding a cheek while wearing a sad expression, as if she might be holding a painful cavity.
You might ask, why on earth would someone do that? Apparently, this pose makes the models look thinner, smaller and ‘cuter.‘ Apparently in Japan, these three values are what deem someone to be beautiful. Crazy, right?
The craze isn’t just sweeping fashion magazines. People in Japan are putting on the ‘cavity pose’ all over social media — Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Apparently the pose first made its appearance last year but in recent weeks it has exploded over social media.
In Japanese, the cavity pose has several translations:
cavity pose — mushiba no poozu OR mushiba poozu
cavity hurts pose — mushiba ga itai poozu
looks like a cavity pose — mushiba mitaina poozu
I got a cavity pose — mushiba ni natta poozu
The trend has spread to art, comics, and art in Japan as well. It seems that the ‘cavity pose’ is now as popular, if not more than the “popular peace sign as the next big thing in pictures in Japan, but whether it will stand the same test of time remains to be seen,” according to the Daily Mail.
We find the popularity of the cavity pose a bit strange — what do you think? Does the cavity pose actually make faces look thinner?
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