Why do some Japanese girls do the “dinosaur walk” with shopping bags on the inside of their elbows rather than in their hands?

The bags would touch the ground otherwise??

For more J-girl mysteries, see Japanese women explained

1 Comment

  1. Michael said,

    May 2, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    First, props on giving a name to a phenomena I have commented to people about many times. Second, I have asked many women in Tokyo, Osaka, etc why they do this. I have NEVER received any answer. I have asked if they learned from their mothers, in school, their friends, and no one has ever said they knew why… Great point, but like you I am waiting for the answer.

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