The process of Ohaguro - Permanently dyeing one’s teeth black with lacquer. The darkness in the mouth makes the face look more like a mask.

The process of Ohaguro - Permanently dyeing one’s teeth black with lacquer. The darkness in the mouth makes the face look more like a mask.

Ohaguro is a Japanese aristocratic term describing the custom of dyeing one’s teeth black. In Japan, it existed from ancient times until the end of the Meiji period (1868 -1912).

Ohaguro is a Japanese aristocratic term describing the custom of dyeing one’s teeth black. In Japan, it existed from ancient times until the end of the Meiji period (1868 -1912).

Figure-Gabriel De La Chapelle

Figure-Gabriel De La Chapelle

Japanese Dharma doll だるま

Japanese Dharma doll だるま

Mino town, Gifu, Japan

Mino town, Gifu, Japan

Yukako and Tenugui

Yukako and Tenugui

Yabusame lady at Meiji Shrine, Japan

Yabusame lady at Meiji Shrine, Japan

Many jizo ♥

Many jizo ♥

Goji (referee) leading sumo wrestlers

Goji (referee) leading sumo wrestlers

Japanese masks

Japanese masks

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