Beautiful, essential, simplified faces to inspire you; kumadori make-up designs for the canon of kabuki characters by Konobu Hasegawa (ca. 1867 - 1879)
"One of the most visually striking aspects for a newcomer to kabuki is the exaggerated make-up worn by the actors,especially those playing the most dramatic roles. It is particularly vivid when associated with a supernatural character. The name of this style of make-up, kumadori, is derived from kuma—lines, wrinkles, and toru—to take, to follow."