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Suppin (Unpainted Face)

  • Yesterday I talked about the Japanese word “beppin,” which means a beautiful woman.


    Today I’m going to talk about the word “suppin,” which was derived from “beppin.”

    “Suppin” means a person (mainly a woman) who wearing no makeup at all.

    This originally meant that a woman is beautiful even if she doesn’t makeup.

    However, it has been used for meaning to appear on stage without wearing makeup in the Kabuki world.

    Recently the meaning has spread publicly from the Kabuki.

    “Suppin” is also used as a word that expresses a state of no job in Final Fantasy and a state of no ability in Kirby Super Star.

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