2. On February 5, 1870, the government banned ohaguro and the process gradually became obsolete. 3. After World War II and beginning in the 1950s, Japan was heavily influenced by American mass media such as principle magazines and movies, so the understanding of makeup increased. 4. In present days, Japanese
1. These three customs reflected the belief that modesty of expression was a virtue and part of a woman’s proper demeanor. 2. Different cultures have varied standards for female beauty. Some societies prefer women with stretched lower lips, or facial tattoos, or brass rings around their elongated necks. They are proud to show off their culture, so you don't immediately think of decay, judge them be the barbaric when you see the different cultures from your country.