Why do maikos make their faces so white?
Why do they make up their faces so white?
Because they used to dance under the dark light of candle at night in those days and only white makeup can make them look as beautiful as under the sun.
Maikos dance elegantly at small evening and night parties to make the guests enjoy. In those day the party used to hold at night only under the dark candle light. So they need to make up their faces so white to make them look as beautiful as in the daytime.
Now we use fluorescent lamps to lighten gloomy rooms at night even in the traditional house and the rooms look light just like the daytime. A candle is used only in electric power failure, occurred once in some years.
We can truly enjoy the beauty of maiko only under the candle light, not under the fluorescent lamps.
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