Maiko or Geisha Painting Her Face – part 4, The Lips

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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Machina says:

Completely enthralling.

And this version with music is much better than the other one where we could hear people talking in the background.

Thanks for posting.

Everywhere2 says:

Thank you for the fuller version – entrancing. It's so evident she's transforming more than her appearance. She's becoming her art.

aaronnco says:

no wonder my girlfriend takes so long to get ready to go out? fark meee

amadaria says:

Teeth. 🙁

The finished makeup is good but I think the first thing they should have done when accepting her as an apprentice was fit her for braces!

mylieblue says:

Riveting!!! Couldn't keep my eyes off of the video!!! Thank you…

AVeryLongScreenName says:

CAN WE PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS WOMAN'S TEETH. Christ, focus on what she's doing, not your own stupid beauty standard.

Violett Helene says:

hahahaha! sorry for laughing. I agree with you, I just… the way you said it. =)))))

AVeryLongScreenName says:

I know, I got a little carried away there…

infinityandbeyond998 says:

such beauty I always wanted to be a geisha

Oh Lawd says:

What is she using for lipstick? ingredient please

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