面白い [omoshiroi]

面白い [omoshiroi]
Translation: 【おもしろい】 (adj) interesting; amusing;

But 面 = face and 白 = white. I guess a white face is somewhat interesting and amusing. I wonder if it has to do with 歌舞伎 [kabuki] (Japanese theater) where they tend to powdered their faces really white.

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