Changing fashion (“Shampoo Coiffure”), c. 1910.



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Bijin (pretty girl) posting with Western coiffure, c. 1910.

Bijin (pretty girl) posing with Western-style “shampoo coiffure”, c. 1910.

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Hair fashion, c. 1910.
“Modern Shampoo” advertising postcard, c. 1935.

“The inroads of the Western barber were far more rapid than those of the Western tailor. Liberated Meiji women went in for a pompadour known as ‘eaves’, from its way of projecting outwards in a sheltering sweep. A few geisha and courtesans adopted Western dress from mid-Meiji, and several wore what became known as the ‘shampoo coiffure’, from its resemblance to hair let down for washing and not put back up again.”

Low City, High City: Tokyo from Edo to the Earthquake, Edward Seidensticker, 1982

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