Vinsamlegast notið þetta auðkenni þegar þið vitnið til verksins eða tengið í það: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/22803
This thesis discusses images of beauty in Japanese society; what the Japanese see as beautiful women and how those ideals have developed and what has been attempted d to achieve, from the early Heian period up until to our days. The thesis is split into three parts; first how ideals of beauty were presented during the Heian (794-1185) era, highlighting the aristocracy; and the Edo (1600-1868) era, with courtesans and geishas in the spotlight. The second part looks at the Meiji era (1868-1912), Taishō era (1912-1929) and the Shōwa era (1926-1989); how beauty ideals changed with new times, so-called moga (modern girl) being one representation and symbol of the future.
Lastly the final part explores modern beauty images as well as the beauty industry, from the portrayals in the media to the way those ideals are achieved; with salons, cosmetics and plastic surgery.