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Why do many japanese want to have white skin? - 04-22-2008, 03:41 PM

Hey there...

I noticed that many japanese girls and guys want to have white skin. What's so nice about beeing white?

Could somebody explain that to me? Has it to do with the gothloli culture?

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04-22-2008, 04:19 PM

well maybe having white skin is like showing how delicate they are and such and no people where a jacket on a hot day just so they wont get a tan


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04-22-2008, 05:18 PM

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Hey there...

I noticed that many japanese girls and guys want to have white skin. What's so nice about beeing white?

Could somebody explain that to me? Has it to do with the gothloli culture?

Arigatou!


alot of races do because they think that way they'l be excepted more. i do goth loli sometimes and im 3 1/4s black and i have dark skin so it is posible. you dont need pitch white skin to achieve the style.


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04-22-2008, 06:28 PM

usually white skin looks prettier than black.
but it depends..

black skin people wish to have white skin n
white skin people wish to have black skin...
this is weired but it is reality ^^"
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04-22-2008, 06:37 PM

My understanding is that girls don't want to get tanned because it'll come back and haunt them when they reach in their 30's or something.

And traditionally, it has been that way for many many years.

There is also a historical aspect as well. If you come from the farming household, girls get tanned working outside while daughters of merchants are spending their time on cultural activities such as flowers, tea, and instruments.

So even today, white skin is regarded as a beautiful thing to have.

For guys on the other hand, it's more complicated. If you are a businessman, certain appearance is expected. If you go to work with nice tan, people would think that you are playing around and the work is not the #1 priority.
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My understanding is that girls don't want to get tanned because it'll come back and haunt them when they reach in their 30's or something.

And traditionally, it has been that way for many many years.

There is also a historical aspect as well. If you come from the farming household, girls get tanned working outside while daughters of merchants are spending their time on cultural activities such as flowers, tea, and instruments.

So even today, white skin is regarded as a beautiful thing to have.

For guys on the other hand, it's more complicated. If you are a businessman, certain appearance is expected. If you go to work with nice tan, people would think that you are playing around and the work is not the #1 priority.
Over here, everyone wants a lovely tan!

Not me though, I'm fine being rather pallid, if I go out in the sun I just burrrrn >.<


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04-22-2008, 07:00 PM

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black skin people wish to have white skin
white skin people wish to have black skin...
That aint true o.o

I dont get tanned..but I dont stay in the sun long enough to get burned
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Over here, everyone wants a lovely tan!

Not me though, I'm fine being rather pallid, if I go out in the sun I just burrrrn >.<
Yea, I know.

In recent years, it is also about image as well.

Because of those kogals, people have negative images about tanned skin.

And I'm pretty sure that girls don't want to be viewed as cheap or stupid.
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usually white skin looks prettier than black.
but it depends..

black skin people wish to have white skin n
white skin people wish to have black skin...
this is weired but it is reality ^^"


i dont agree that white skin is prettier than black skin. first of there isnt just white and black skin. there are different races and secondly not all races are the same. that cusing me. im 3/4 black. i dont wish i had white skin.


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04-22-2008, 07:08 PM

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this is this one's personal opinion~
but lightskin ish pretty x]
and this one hates tanning >.<''
if anyone knows~
this one uses MAC Studio Tech NC25 (foundation)
instead of MAC ST NC30
because the NC25 ish alot more pale than the 25 >.>'''
NC30 (if anyone tries it out, or knows what it looks like)
matches w/ this one's skin perfectly though =.=''''



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