January 19, 2011

Hakoiri Musume " a girl that is kept in a box "

A pre-war palor game featured little wooden figures that were moved around(as in a board game). The figures represented members of a typical family and were kept stored in a box. The idealized musume(daughter) came to symbolize the shy, shltered character of a girl who has never left home(the box). Hakoiri musume refers to an unworldly daughter from a good family.

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