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Japanese motherhood compared by manga artist to professional wrestling match

By: - Content Strategist / @ABayleINQ
/ 03:48 PM November 09, 2017

Image: Twitter/@takinamiyukari

A humorous tweet has Japanese mothers online nodding their heads in agreement, when a manga artist compared raising children to being a referee in a professional wrestling match.

Manga comic illustrator Yukari Takinami wanted to shed some light on how the Japanese idealize motherhood as opposed to what it’s really like. His post suggests that a mother can only hope to make sense of things like how a referee tries to make the right calls inside a wrestling ring.

The tweet reads, “Left: what people imagine moms do when spending time with their kids. Right: reality.”


Image: Twitter/@takinamiyukari

A few mothers replied their agreement and even shared some of their childrearing stories.

“My son managed to hurt one of my ribs and he’s not even two.”

Image: Twitter/@takinamiyukari

“This! My daughter just keeps running around and jumping and running some more!”

Image: Twitter/@takinamiyukari

“My child headbutted, I then heard a crunching sound. Later I found out my nose was broken. It’s still crooked to this day.”

Image: Twitter/@takinamiyukari

Outside Japan, some mothers may also agree that motherhood would require some level of physical fitness to keep up with energetic kids. JB


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