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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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. 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.

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

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

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

  5. what's her name, she's beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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

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