Keisai Eisen, Woman Putting on Face Powder (detail), 1820–22
Are you admiring me? How beautiful I am! I’m modeling a face powder to make my complexion appear white as a cloud. (Pity it’s made from lead or mercury, but such is the price of beauty.) Plus, my iridescent green lower lip is simply too chic!
The ozone layer
Days at the beach
Stop by the MIA the week of November 6 to pick up your Green-lipped Geisha trading card. Collect a free new card each week of the “Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints” exhibition. Or buy the complete set at the Museum Shop.
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