She stays still - the only things that move are her eyes as they follow you. It’s a small movement, but it’s enough to create an aura of mystery. The truth is, the captivative attraction is connected with a sidelong glance can be traced back to the Edo period, and is directly connected to the concept of “concealment of beauty” (beauty comes from not-showing). This concept was so well traced back to the Edo period that there was even an expression to define men or women who were “too provocative”, “Meyami Onna to Kazehiki Otoko (The woman with an eye disease and a man with a cold.)”, meaning their eyes look amorous and attractive. Even now, a sidelong glance is considered very charming. Today we collected a series of illustrations portraying beautiful girls with their sidelong glances. Take a look!
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