Maiko or Geisha Painting Face – part 2, whitening the face

This is a fuller (three times the length), higher-quality, version of a film put up two years ago.

The film was made in April 1999 in Kyoto by Windfall Films. Please see under ‘Global History’ for details and other films. The camera man was Robin Probyn

The book JAPAN THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS by Alan Macfarlane explores the mysterious context to this film. It can be found at

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Dhesyca says:

Aha! That's what I was waiting for: around 7:30, she's putting something over the white face paint so it won't smudge or rub off ๐Ÿ˜€ I wonder what it is.

Hillary H says:

@Dhesyca Its wax…or something with the same type of texture.

Alexis Ortiz says:

me encanto verlo por un instante me senti una de ellas ๐Ÿ˜‰

whiterose36 says:

Good lord the camera guy is terrible. Why is he zoomed in so much all the time???

MmM ZZzzzp says:

what's her name, she's beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

ะั–ะบั–ั‚ะฐ ะ›ั–ัะพัžัะบั– says:

How is this white ink/pigment called??? Can it be found outside japan!?

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