|HOW MUCH JAPANESE BEAUTY HAS CHANGED IN 100 YEARS
Western styles and trends have had a huge influence on Japanese beauty through the times, and the up and coming YouTube series, WatchCut has focused it's latest video highlighting numerous trends from the beauty-centric nation.To get more news about 亚洲人成在线, you can visit our official website.
Starting with 100 years of "American" beauty, the video on how Black beauty has changed was a hit, and the team even covered the history of male grooming, the company has explored makeup and hair changes across decades in various cultures around the world — from a comparison of North and South Korea to a look at Ethiopia. You've got everything from the geishas of the 1910s to the mod looks of the 1960s, depicting the Western influences coming in, and finally landing on the Harajuku girls of today.
In the 1910s, Japan is going through what's called the Meiji Restoration. During this time, the emporer would send Japanese nobles to Europe to study the cultures and society there and bring their findings back to Japan for further implmentation. The resulting "sokuhatsu" hairstyle above is from blend of styles including the "nihongo" hairstyle, which is reminiscient of Europe's Edwardian pompadour.
In the 1920s Japan is the middle of what's called the Taisho democracy. Here we see Japan modernizing and beginning to grow. One magazine in particular is of the first in Japan targeting women, and becomes Japan's preliminary introduction to the perm. Soon after, the perm became a staple in Japanese fashion, bringing us to "mimikakushi" or, "hidden ear" hairstyle.
In the 1930s, globally we see the rise of the modern girl. The woman with the desire to be free of the sexual, social, and political norms... this girl is known as the "moga" (modern girl). The moga were criticized for the foreign influences they absorbed and displayed, and conservatives viewed the moga culture as erotic, grotesque, and nonsense.
The 1940s brought WW2, beginning largely with the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. From this moment on, life changes for every woman and man in Japan and self-restraint becomes the motto for women every day. In fact, these virtues were held so strongly that a campaign arises against the perm wave.
WW2 ends in 1945, and the in 1950s we are in the midst of the American occupation in Japan. Audrey Hepburn, a global icon at this time is huge in Japan. The white scarf wrapped around Mei's (the model) head is a nod to the Machiko Maki. Machiko is the name of the heroine in a popular TV show at the time called Kimi No Na Wa.
In the 1960s, historically Japan is experiencing a post-war economic boom and is in what is known as the "golden sixties". Chiyo Okumura was the inspiration for Mai's look during this decade as she was a hit pop singer with an iconic Go-go girl look complete with huge eyes, dramatic eyelashes, and the colorful eyeshadow that English supermodel Twiggy truly put on the map.
In the 1970s Japan's economy is continuing to grow and a new fashion magazine called Anan comes out featuring a model by the name of Sayoko Yamaguchi. Often gracing the pages of Anan, Sayoko is Japan's first internationally recognized supermodel. Her features include blunt, straight bangs, resembling a traditional Japanese doll.