A gallery of idols with skins as white as alabaster, as pure as the driven snow. This may be an exaggeration, but these idols certainly are, by dint of genetics or indoor proclivities, more pallid than is the norm.
Although a wide variety of skin colours are present amongst the complex admixture of races which comprises the Japanese folk, it is interesting to see that, generally and historically speaking, it is the paler complexion which has tended to occupy the more exalted aesthetic ground, although bronzed skin has of course recently come into vogue.
The same pattern is in fact said to exist amongst various other cultures, notably those of Europe of the past few centuries. Here, pallid complexion was said to signify the lady was refraining from manual labour outdoors, and therefore of a better class.
Lately, the opposite has come to be true, with tans tending to be associated with luxury and foreign travel; might we not speculatively consider the same mechanism to be at work in both east and west?
Whatever the case, on to the idols:
There seems to be some overlap with the less well endowed ladies we have seen; this is not actually intentional.