Even though the last trend was thick with western influence, Japanese women started to find their own selves. In the Edo periodfrom the 17th century, hikimayu and ohaguro were only done by married women. Just like many of my foreign friends, I was intrigued by why many Japanese men plucked their eyebrows. Lots of girls paint in thin little fake brows over the stubble. As I was saying, I have grown accustomed to people's appearances here.
This quote seems to hold true based on my experiences living in trend-setting Tokyo walking along the streets of Tokyo or people-watching in cafes.
Makeup Japan-style: Dark to light
She'll most assuredly want the handy dandy eyebrow shavers, as her arching sessions consist of me laying her down on my bathroom vanity where the light is excellent, me donning my reading glasses AND holding a big magnifying glass and then me plucking a few stray hairs under the brow to more beautifully frame her eye. During this period, the longer the hair was, the more beautiful a woman was considered--the longest hair ever recorded was around 7 meters. Eyebrows painted on the forehead and black teeth were no longer appropriate for modern society, and in hikimayu and ohaguro were banned. Or, more popularly, they leave it a short razored stubble. Nothing, I just got off track. Genji had put one of the women to blackening her eyebrows, which drew fresh, graceful arcs.