Hiki means `pull` and mayu means `eyebrows`. Aristocratic women used to pluck or shave their eyebrows and paint new ones using a powdered ink called haizumi, which was made of soot from sesame or rape-seed oils. ==History== Hikimayu first appeared in the eighth century, when the Japanese court adopted Chinese customs and styles. Japanese noble...
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