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Bevy of busty beauties from the modeling and cosplay worlds take part in pun-based festivities.
Despite widespread popularity stretching back generations, puns and breasts are often relegated to dirty-pleasure status in many modern societies. Japan, though, remains steadfastly unabashed in its appreciation for a turn of phrase or bounce of chest, and those passions dovetailed on November 8.
Written numerically, November 8 becomes 11-8, or 11-08, if you want to use all possible digits. In Japanese, “1” can be read as i and “8” as ppai. And while it’s not an indigenous reading, you could fudge the rules a bit and read “0” as o, due to its similarity to between-N-and-P letter of the alphabet. Once you’re done jumping through all those hoops, you end up with 11-08 becoming “ii oppai, which just so happens to be how you say “nice boobs” in Japanese.
The logic was sound enough for Japanese Twitter users, and so November 8 has become Nice Boobs Day in Japanese online circles, with gravure swimsuit models kicking off the festivities with shared snapshots.
▼ Social media–savvy Jun Amaki, always ready to leap into online trends
天木じゅん (@jun_amaki) November 08, 2017
天木じゅん (@jun_amaki) November 08, 2017
▼ Idol singer Erina Kamiya, whose breasts were last seen attempting to shatter roof tiles, karate chop-style
神谷えりな:Erina＊仮面女子 (@kamiya__erina) November 08, 2017
▼ Saki Yanase, the woman with the Pokémon chest
Speaking of Japanese animation, November 8 was also a busy day for cosplayers, who marked the occasion by posing in in low-cut anime and anime-inspired outfits.
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伊織萌🎄1日目 東も 05 (@moe_five) November 08, 2017
▼ Super Sonico is an obvious choice for Ii Oppai Day
こぉりさ けぇ＠11/12BBQ行こ？ (@HzakiK) November 08, 2017
▼ Fate/Extra’s foxy caster
キャス狐｡ﾟ+.(∗ ˊωˋ ∗).+ﾟ。 https://t.co/FIwt4kQvUN
あかね🐑25撮影会26ｶﾌｪｲﾍﾞ (@AkaneA01) November 08, 2017
Some cosplayers couldn’t decide on a single set of clothing to represent the day, instead opting to post collages.
火将ロシエル (@Kasyou3roshieru) November 08, 2017
あんず🌸HF上映中 (@cm_anzu) November 08, 2017
Alternatively, some contributors chose to take the focus off their apparel with extreme close-ups.
るしあ (@rusia_nico) November 08, 2017
まむ (@mamu12mamu) November 08, 2017
Due to its linguistic origins, Ii Oppai Day was mainly celebrated by Japanese models, including Tsubura and extra-tan Rina Hashimoto, the so-called “Black Diamond” of the Japanese gravure industry.
つぶら (@rnrn_04) November 08, 2017
橋本 梨菜 (@rinasketch) November 08, 2017
But the hashtag managed to transcend national borders as even some overseas cosplayers got in on the act.
Posting one more Dangerous Beast photo for good gacha luck! 🎃
bunnie♡王女 (@bunnie_hime) November 08, 2017
I can 100% get on board with this 😘
[email protected] Hell (@KimbearIi) November 09, 2017
because it’s #いいおっぱいの日 that’s why!!
here repping the modest but boobiemagic crew
📸2: Rale Ph… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
🎄🍷RumDevinRum🍷🎄 (@runDEVINrun) November 09, 2017
Finally, if all this has you feeling a little overheated and you’d like to cool off, here’s illustrated character Penpen the Emperor Penguin’s take on Nice Boobs Day.
#penguin #ペンギン #エンペラーペンギン #今日は何の日 #いいおっぱいの日 https://t.co/zASYrCRvkq
皇帝ペンギンのペンペン (@penguin259) November 08, 2017
Or if the origin and visuals of Ii Oppai Day have merely whet your appetite, you can enjoy a second helping of breasts and linguistics here.
Source: Hachima Kiko
Featured image: Twitter/@HzakiK
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