Discover the history of ohaguro, a traditional practice in Japan where people blacken their teeth. Dating back to the Yayoi era, Ohaguro was first practiced only by the aristocracy but eventually spread to other classes and ages.
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Intro music by Julyan Ray Matsuura
Otogi2 by PeriTune - Royalty Free Music Material