Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures, Irvine Civic Light Opera “Nippon. The floating kingdom. An island empire which for centuries has lived in perfect peace, undisturbed by intruders from across the sea…” That is until Commodore Matthew Perry and an American fleet arrive in 1853 to “open” it up to the West, and a civilization of timeless tradition and seamless serenity begins to unravel under the impact of new ideas. (via)

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Notes: The following two images are a quick change, using a custom painted mask to create the illusion that the makeup had been changed along with the costume. Pacific Overtures002

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