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Australia-Japan Society of NSW

Zoom Culture Series: Traditional Japanese makeup - Shironuri

  • 22 Jan 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online by Zoom


  • Anyone with a computer or device



Ever wondered how long it takes a Japanese kabuki artist or geisha to apply their makeup? Or what the makeup is made of?

There is someone in Sydney who is an expert - Lucia Chung. Join Lucia for a live tutorial on Japanese Shiro-nuri (白塗り, or white-paint) makeup using traditional techniques and products as she explores the standards of the classic beauty in this art form.

The Shiro-nuri makeup is worn by performers of Japanese performance arts such as Kabuki, Nihon Buyou (Japanese classical dance), and most iconically, by the Geisha and Maiko.

Lucia will talk about the makeup and then demonstrate on herself over Zoom.


Lucia Chung is a stage makeup artist, a kimono enthusiast and member of the International Kimono Club Sydney (IKCS). She brought Shiro-nuri to the stage of the Japanaroo Festive Season Concert 2021 and the Spring Reception at the Embassy of Japan in Australia 2022, through the IKCS WABORI - Oiran Dochu (花魁道中) show.

Her Instagram is : @lifeinaquadrangle 

How to sign up

Sign up at the registration page. Your registration will be confirmed and the day before the event a Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants.

The event is suitable for all ages and it is free to attend.

About the Society

The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.

AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, at various locations around Sydney.

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