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  1. ganguro(Noun)

    A Japanese fashion trend involving dyeing the hair and tanning the skin.

    Etymology: From slang ガングロ, from ガン + 黒

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  1. Ganguro

    Ganguro (ガングロ) is a fashion trend among young Japanese women that started in the mid-1990s, distinguished by a dark tan and contrasting make-up liberally applied by fashionistas. The Shibuya and Ikebukuro districts of Tokyo were the centres of ganguro fashion; it was started by rebellious youth who contradicted the traditional Japanese concept of beauty; pale skin, dark hair and neutral makeup tones. Ganguro instead tanned their skin, bleached their hair and used a lot of colourful makeup in unusual ways.Ganguro has a connection to Japanese folklore of ghosts and demons who are depicted with a similar appearance such as those in kabuki and noh costumes. This connection is further underlined by the off-shoot style yamanba, named after a mountain witch in Japanese folklore.The ganguro trend started in the mid-1990s and reached its peak by the latter half of the decade; it purportedly became almost obsolete by 2000 when a bihaku craze emerged among young women who wanted to imitate the look of their favourite popular singers, specifically Ayumi Hamasaki who debuted at the time. The ganguro trend faded out afterwards, although its influence can be observed in yamanba and manba styles.

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  1. Ganguro

    Ganguro is an alternative fashion trend among young Japanese women. The Shibuya and Ikebukuro districts of Tokyo were the centers of ganguro fashion and it was started by rebellious youth who contradicted the traditional Japanese concept of beauty; pale skin, dark hair and neutral makeup tones. Ganguro instead tanned their skin, bleached their hair and used a lot of colourful makeup. The word ganguro translates to "blackface" and means heavily-sunburned face, it is derived from the slang term gangankuroi meaning extremely dark. The translation as blackface should not be confused with blackface makeup from the United States. Ganguro has a connection to Japanese folklore of ghosts and demons who are depicted with a similar appearance such as those in kabuki and noh costumes. This connection is further noted in the offshoot style called yamanba which is named after a mountain witch in Japanese folklore. The ganguro trend started in the mid-1990s and reached its peak by the latter half although became almost obsolete by 2000 as a bihaku craze emerged among young women who wanted to imitate the look of their favourite popular singers, specifically Ayumi Hamasaki who debuted at the time. The ganguro trend faded out afterwards and never caught on again.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ganguro in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ganguro in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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