26 Feb '12, 2am

Meet the '#yamanba' girls, or 'mountain witches' of #Japan

They sport fake tans, white lipstick, pastel eye makeup, brightly-coloured clothing and hair, as well as over the top accessories. Meet the Yamanba, or girls who style themselves like a mountain witch in a famous Japanese legend. Said STOMPer Peter : "We've probably seen these tanned girls in Japan. "Well, they're generally called Ganguro girls, which means 'black face'. However, there are offshots of this style, like yamanba and manba. "Personally, I think they're scary looking, but I must admit, they are brave to carry such a style, and some of them are really very pretty underneath all that garish makeup. "I'd like my girl to be Au Natural, and let her face breathe. Else she might end up ageing prematurely like that girl who didn't remove her makeup for 2 years ." Check out photos of more weird Japanese fashion and tans gone wrong in the gallery below.

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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