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Friday, July 27, 2012

Lily Foot or Lutos Foot

To some people this is torture, but in Chinese culture this is FASHION. I can't imagine my foot being binded like that. I'll be in deep agony. 

What is the Chinese lily foot?

According to socialphy.com " The origin of lily foot is in time of geisha. Binding-foot is done in order to have small feet, for aesthetic reasons. Traditionally, geisha began their training at a very young age. Some girls were bonded to geisha houses (okiya) as children. These girls were referred to as hangyoku and were as young as nine years old. This was not a common practice in reputable districts and disappeared in the 1950s with the outlawing of child labor. Daughters of geisha were often brought up as geisha themselves, usually as the successor (atotori, meaning "heiress" ) or daughter-role (musume-bun) to the okiya".

 Photo was taken at Ripley's Believe it Or Not.

7 comments :

Emzkie said...

sa ilaha pag gamay daw ang tiil gwapa daw. bata pa gina bind na nila tapos dili na mutubo ang mga bukog. kung mas gamay ang tiil, mas pinaka gwapa. hahahaha.. weird! lol. nakakita ko ani sa National Geographics man yata sa una na. sakit kaayu tan awon. lol manimbawot gud imong balahibo. haha

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chubskulit said...

arggghhhhh, ang sakit tinganan lol.

Jerla Oh lalala said...

OMG! bahalag di mgkadimao ang tiil in the name of fashion hehehehhe. khadlok mana yang tiil, klakaw pkaha na

katherine Schulz said...

ay may na lang kay gipakataw kong bisdak ug dili intsik...unsa man klase nga fashion nga torture man waaa.. btw: madutlan pa kaha ning tiil sa ako mama if ingon anaon no? kay size 9 man ning tiil sa ako mama.. maglagot sya if mupalit ug sapatos kay kanunuay way sakto hahaha..

agi ko..hehe

Beng Gee said...

Kawawa naman talaga yung mga Chinese girls nung unang panahon 'no?! When I was child, may naabutan pa akong mga old Chinese ladies sa neighbourhood namin noon. They own the sari-sari store and they could walk only inch by inch. Buti na lng it's not in practice now. Grabe!

Have a great weekend Dhemz!

simply kim said...

wwaah! that is so painful!

a visit from kim!

chubskulit said...

Visiting here sis.

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