Bijin prints - red and green lips


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Posted by Tamra Weaver on May 18, 1999 at 16:01:33:

Can anyone provide me with more information on the reason for the red upper lip and a green lower lip on some of the bijin prints by Hokusai and others/ I've read that this is called the "sasabeni technique", but I am curious about the reasons behind this technique. Thanks


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