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Gallery Folders

Disappear by SuzySilence
Minori by LovinaYavari
shironuri with retro japanese uniforms
Shironuri by GenIshihara
grothesque, gothic inspired shironuri
Victims of today praying for death by SCHIZOPHRENIC-ALICE
Victorian doll by MoiraLeynaRamla
Kasumi Yuurei 1 by Necrosarium
Drowning in Purple by Necrosarium
nature inspired shironuri
Shironuri style by SCHIZOPHRENIC-ALICE
Shironuri test by Softie-chan
Shironuri 02 by Softie-chan
Shironuri 01 by Softie-chan
cute inspired shironuri
Shironuri 5 by Chitsuki09131028
Abeline by HyukkieLove
Shironuri - Hunter and Roses by Kotodama
Shironuri by Chitsuki09131028
shironuri with traditional japanese clothes
Manifest 6 by siren10101
Manifest 8 by siren10101
1184784 10151791228308256 806739975 N by siren10101
shironuri with other fashion clothes
shironuri with alternative themes
Shironui second go #3 by siren10101
Shironui second go by siren10101
Shironuri Ice Queen by RMDelineatas
Forest Friends by alicetherainbow
Creature by alicetherainbow
Oshiroi Prince by Azzedar-san

What is shironuri? Please read!

''Shironuri'' (白塗り) litteraly means ''painted in white''. It refers to the traditional white makeup worn by geishas and japanese stage actors.
Shironuri takes its inspiration from many sources and has no real rules except having your face painted in white.
Please note that even if shironuri has no real substyles, we use names for different folders to make things a little easier.
If you enjoy shironuri, please join!
As the shironuri comunity grows, the roots of shironuri are often left unseen. With this idea on mind, we're glad to present shironuri-kei's first contest: retro japanese look challenge in collaboration with 白塗りWONDERLAND.

:bulletred: RULES :bulletred:
-Only photography is allowed.
-Your piece must center arround the contest theme.
-Your face must be painted in white.
-To archieve the retro japanese look, gakuran and sailor fuku are highly encouraged. Kimono can be worn too.
-One piece per partcipant.
-Please submit your entry to the right folder called "FIRST CONTEST SUBMISSIONS". Once the contest is over your submission will be relocated.
-The due date is january 25 2014.

First place:
-A feature on 白塗りWONDERLAND, a famous shironuri tumblr blog.
-Your very own piece printed and mailed to you (kodak photography paper 10x15cm aprox).*
-A journal featuring your winning piece and three more deviations from your gallery.
-A group folder destined to contest winners only.

Second Place
-A journal featuring your winning piece and one more deviation from your gallery.
-A group folder destined to contest winners only.
-A stamp made by milchkuchen of any theme you want.

*Please be shure you can give us your adress so we can mail it to you.

Fairie-Haira: Shironuri artist and collaborator of POPkakumei.
milchkuchen: Admin of shironuri-kei and shironuri enthusiast.

:bulletred:INSPIRATION SOURCES:bulletred:
Please feel free to gain inspiration from these sources:
Read more about shironuri and the retro japanese look here.
Shironuri meetup at harajuku.
Strawberry Song Orchesta, shironuri angura band.
Litchi ☆ Hikari Club performance.
Remember, shironuri is a style in wich your own style can be incorporated into it. Please do your best.
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iastSA Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
If anyone hasn't seen it yet, there's a great shironuri makeup tutorial done by Minori that went up on youtube today.…
milchkuchen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I saw it
But honestly Minori's shironuri shouldn't be taken like the only way to use shironuri make up.
iastSA Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
That's true. I just thought it'd be a nice aid for anyone interested. Experimentation is what makes this an interesting style, after all.
milchkuchen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the contribution, anyways
iastSA Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Thanks for accepting the drawing I had commissioned by :iconazzedar-san:. I wasn't sure if it would fit exactly into being shironuri but it seemed close enough. ^^
Azzedar-san Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yay thank you for the suggestion *3* 
iastSA Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Just glad to see it was accepted. ^^
Azzedar-san Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's my pleasure :D 
siren10101 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Artist
anyway i can submit some photos???
milchkuchen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes of course! Is there a problem with your submitions?
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