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Twintail Day 2019: A round-up of the cutest pig-tailed snaps on Japan’s social media

Grab your most fashionable hair ties and strike a doe-eyed pose, it’s time to enjoy the best of this year’s Twintail Day!

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Production I.G’s quake-themed short ‘Pigtails’ wins award at WorldFest Houston

Short film was in stage play based on Machiko Kyō‘s Mitsuami no Kami-sama manga.

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Meet Hikari Takiguchi, the “once-in-2000-years” twin-tailed idol 【Photos】

Remember Twintail Association Japan, the pro-cute organisation dedicated to all things adorable and pigtail-related? Last year they launched the idol group drop, a four-piece girl group who add “pigtail-wearing” to the usual idol skill-set trinity of singing, dancing, and smiling for the camera.

And one group member in particular has been attracting attention online for her doe-eyed smile and pigtail-wearing skills. Hikari Takiguchi has even been called a “once-in-2000-years idol”! (We’re going to assume that sounds a bit snappier in Japanese than it does in English).

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“Sunny Day and Twin Tail,” World’s First Pigtail Photo Album Released by The Pigtail Association of Japan

Pigtails, or “twin tail” as it’s called in Japan, is a hairstyle typically seen on cute little girls.  However, “twin tails” are making a comeback in Japan and women of all ages are enjoying the adorable double-ponytail style.  The pigtail hairstyle has gained so much popularity that it has even inspired the creation of a national association.

On November 11, The Pigtail Association of Japan will release an entire photo album dedicated to cute girls wearing their hair in pigtails.  The album, titled “Sunny Day and Twin Tail” contains 204 full-color pages and will be sold for 2520 yen (US $31.70).

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