Why Do Geishas Paint Their Faces White?

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Geishas refer to Japanese woman who acts as entertainer of hostess. Geishas paint their faces white because for them, having white skin is associated with beauty. Overtime, covering their faces with white becomes a tradition.
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Asian cultures view whiter skin as more effervescent, childlike, erotic, or
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Geisha are all about artifice, the act and skill of creating beauty in music, dance, socializing and appearance. The dramatic contrasts of the make-up was part of that. It also 'hid
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They use a white make-up or facepaint called "shiro-nuri". I think they apply a bunch of other stuff to get the right effect. There is an oil based undercoat to make sure
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1. Load a face painting sponge with water-based white face paint by dipping the edge of the sponge in water and then rubbing it into the face paint. Cover the entire face with white
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