1,000-year-old makeup kit found in Japanese tomb

Published on November 23rd, 2009 | by Admin


A makeup kit containing a pair of scissors, tweezers, a pot and a mirror has been discovered in a tomb in Nishiwaki, Japan.

“It’s very, very rare to discover ancient makeup implements,” Shiro Yamashita, the museum’s head of public relations said Thursday by phone.

The discovery is particularly precious because “few (historical) materials that tell something about the life of women living outside ancient capitals remain,” Yamashita said.

The makeup kit was found inside the tomb together with other belongings of the woman, whose social status was presumably high.

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