I am conducting research on cosmetics. Research on cosmetics is certainly not common in Japan, as well as the rest of the world. The reason for this, is that caring for the face and using cosmetics to cover the face with pigment is related to a matter of beauty and ugliness. I am making the subject of this research simply about cosmetics. Let my explain why. Cosmetics have a substantial impact on society, one that defines what is beautiful and what is ugly, along with telling us how we can become beautiful. I have focused my research on these points. From time to time my research didn't progress because of the fear of criticism towards the subject of research and myself. That said, cosmetics are not an abstract item, but rather a tangible social and cultural phenomenon. Furthermore, cosmetics is a custom based on a form of behavior and value standard related to things like society, culture, and psychology. Cosmetics is one of the results of what culture and society creates, and could be called a projection drawing. Moreover, people learn through society and culture what their outward appearance should be like, and then use cosmetics accordingly. Therefore, research on the subject of cosmetics is not merely a way to satisfy my curiosity, but a way to predict the future development of society and culture. This shows that the subject indeed has value.
Education / Education / History and Anthropology / Cultural Studies for Cosmetics
Memorandum of the History of Jet-Black Hair in Japan
NIHON-KENKYU 46 193-241 Sep 2012 [Refereed]
By examining people's hairstyles throughout history, which vividly reflect their status and way of life, we can gain an understanding of the transitions that a society has gone through. In addition, by discussing the strategies that people have un...
Relationship between pregnant and parturient woman and makeup
Study on Makeup Norm - The relationship between the constructs defining the degree of makeup used in a social setting, and the primary factors that cause individual differences
Annual Journal of Studies The Society for Fashion Business 16(1) 41-52 Mar 2011 [Refereed]
People assume lifestyles, values and systems that are appropriate for members of the groups to which they belong as they venture through life. Cosmetics are also subject to this phenomenon, and as such, people apply cosmetics in certain ways accor...