How Long is the Skirt Length of Japanese School Girls?
The length of skirts depends on the region and trends. Some girls wear short skirts, and others wear long ones. This is the results of research conducted in 2017 regarding the length of skirts of 2,400 high school girls.(*1)
|1||Shorter than 15 cm above the knees||238||9.9 %|
|2||Between right above the knees |
and 15 cm above the knees
|3||Right above the knees||529||22.0 %|
|4||On the knees||520||21.6 %|
|5||Right below the knees||329||13.7 %|
|6||Between right below the knees |
and 15 cm below the knees
|7||Longer than 15 cm below the knees||2||0.1 %|
According to this article in “withnews”, the online news platform of the Asahi Shimbun, which is one of the main newspaper publishers in Japan.
The research shows the tendency of skirt length. Skirts are shorter in Tokyo and other metropolitan area, and longer in Osaka and Kobe. Even in Sapporo where the winter temperature gets below zero, girls wear short skirts without changing the length, although they wear stockings. I’ve lived in Tokyo and Osaka, and I do agree that skirts are shorter in Tokyo and longer in Osaka.
This image from “citrus” is a scene where a student with short skirt length are receiving attention. The lengths are generally designated in the school rules, but some students try to be fashionable by folding up their skirts or changing them to shorter ones after school.
As you can see in this images from “High School Fleet”, the skirts we often see probably fall into #1 above. Do you think 9.9％ is too small or not?