The Vitascope and the Lumière Brothers' Cinematograph were first presented in Japan in early 1897, The first documentary, the short Geisha no teodori (芸者の手踊り), was made in June 1899.Tsunekichi Shibata made a number of early films, including Momijigari, an 1899 record of two famous actors performing a scene from a well-known kabuki play.Shōzō recruited Matsunosuke Onoe, a former kabuki actor, to star in his productions.Onoe became Japan's first film star, appearing in over 1,000 films, mostly shorts, between 19. Tokihiko Okada was a popular romantic lead of the same era.In his 1917 film The Captain's Daughter, Masao Inoue started using techniques new to the silent film era, such as the close-up and cut back.The Pure Film Movement was central in the development of the gendaigeki and scriptwriting.The first female Japanese performer to appear in a film professionally was the dancer/actress Tokuko Nagai Takagi, who appeared in four shorts for the American-based Thanhouser Company between 19.
How did the idea for this quiz come about, you ask? I remember having lunch with my AEON coworkers one day (during my extended eikaiwa stint).
People say there’s a slight difference in the eyes, but I really don’t see it. The first one shows 10 different Asian women, some are Japanese, some are Chinese and some are Korean. If so, I tip my cap to you, because I certainly couldn't pinpoint anything other than my gut feeling.
Just like my coworkers did to me, I'm going to pose the question to you. Looking at so many different, beautiful Asian faces made me think about another post I did about "The Eight Standards of Japanese Beauty." Seeing how the faces so many of the "glamorous" photos in this quiz are eerily similar, I wonder if the list of Japanese beauty standards I observed, applies to Chinese and Korean beauty as well. At the end of the day, we all have different faces, different cultures and even different imperfections.
Are you able to tell the difference between Asian women's faces? I know for sure that some people are just saying they can see the difference, when they really can't. In a world where so many people get caught up things as trivial as race, hair color, skin color, or a host of other silly differences, I like to think it's those differences make us beautiful.
If a table full of Japanese natives admitted that they struggle to distinguish Asian faces, then that's all the evidence I need. We should celebrate them, and let those differences bring us together. Click the red "Go To Part Two" button, and you're on your way. Donald Ash is an ATLien expat who has been living in a Japanese time warp for the last six years.