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Sasabeni - Detail 1880s

“At the end of the 18th century, sasabeni, an iridescent greenish rouge, applied mainly to the lower lip, became the vogue and continued to the 19th century.” - the Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan.

  

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Taken on October 26, 2011