What is “Shinouri” Style Used by Women in Japan?

Saturday, February 15, 2020
A Japanese girl with “shinouri” style

I always saw Japanese girls with traditional dress, Kimono, especially in tourism objects when I was in Japan.

However, I rarely saw women with face of “shinouri” style walking on the streets or public spaces.

What is “Shinouri” Style Used by Women in Japan? I believe that there are 3 possible answers:

- painted in white as a general translation
- traditional white makeup
- powdery makeup

Japan women in 9th century, about 1200 years ago used shinouri style as a fashion to identify themselves as a woman who comes from rich families.


Girls seen with “shinouri” style walking on the street

It is a symbol of social status. Then the style is worn by two prominent professionals:
- geisha's
- traditional stage actors or actress

Yes, we may find out to see the women with shinouri style in public spots if we know where and when.

Women with powdery makeup could be seen in places called as “hanamachi.” It means flower town, but, actually a “geisha” district.

Districts are found in almost cities across Japan. The bigger cities, the more geisha districts.

The biggest city in Japan, Tokyo has 6 geisha districts:
Shinbashi
- Yoshicho
- Hachioji
- Mukojima
- Kagurazaka
- Asakusa

If we lucky enough, we may spot women with painted face in the evening when they come out from their apartments to appointment places such as restaurants and tea houses.

Have you spotted women with powdery face in any places?

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for introducing shinouri style, Tanza. I had never heard of it before.

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  3. Nope, I've never had the pleasure.

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  4. So interesting dear!!! Have a very nice day!

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  5. Fantastic post about “Shinouri”. I learned today something very interesting. Thank you!
    Wish you a nice week!

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  7. I had no idea that the usual white-faced look in Japan was an indication of coming from a wealthy background. The closest I've ever come to being white-faced was when I was in high school (back in the Dark Ages!) and had a heavy coating of greasepaint on my face for a role in a play.

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    1. I see....

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  8. I really like kimono outfits 😍
    Regards
    Lili

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      It is a symbol of social status. Then the style is worn by two prominent professionals:
      - geisha's
      - traditional stage actors or actress

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  9. Interesting. ❤️😀👍❤️

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  10. Interesting information, thanks!

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      Women with powdery makeup could be seen in places called as “hanamachi.” It means flower town, but, actually a “geisha” district.

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      Districts are found in almost cities across Japan. The bigger cities, the more geisha districts.

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  12. I have never seen them on real but it looks very unique and interesting:):**Regards

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      What is “Shinouri” Style Used by Women in Japan?
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      The biggest city in Japan, Tokyo has 6 geisha districts:
      – Shinbashi
      - Yoshicho
      - Hachioji
      - Mukojima
      - Kagurazaka
      - Asakusa

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