Miuchi Suzue — Glass Mask
Nice detail at the Captain Nora Hama with Hiyori’s real body left behind ww
A possible print I’ll be selling?
Only today, the official website will use this image featuring the yukata designs from the Captain Nora Hama event in the top page, because apparently it’s Yato Day (夜トの日)
procrastination = hijabi babe power
Also available on my Society6 !
Hyper Japan July 2014 Drawing on Flickr.
Painted Eyebrow Trends in Tang Dynasty
This is a chart showing different eyebrow trends in the Tang Dynasty. It’s based on a chart in Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei and Gao Chunming (2004), on pg 37. I wanted to create a chart that had the eyebrows on faces.
"Women of the Tang Dynasty paid particular attention to facial appearance, and the application of powder or even rouge was common practice. Some women’s foreheads were painted dark yellow and the dai (a kind of dark blue pigment) was used to paint their eyebrows into different shapes that were called dai mei(painted eyebrows) in general. There were literally a dozen ways to pait the eyebrows and between the brows there was a colourful decoration called hua dian, which was made of specks of gold, silver and emerald feather.” (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)
"…during the years of Yuanho in the reign of Xuanzong the system of costumes changed, and women no longer applied red powder to their faces; instead, they used only black ointment for their lips and made their eyebrows like like the Chinese character ‘八’." (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)
The black lipstick style “was called the ‘weeping makeup’ or ‘tears makeup’.” (Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei, 37)
Shimura Tatsumi 志村立美 (1907-1980)
Oritzuru おりづる (Cranes) - Shoujo no tomo 少女の友 magazine - 1938
Maiko art by: Karen Poole (me!) <33
This is too cute!