All About Japan

Photos from Japan to You

Ranging from skin care and shoes to kimono and charms from shrines, blogger and model Matsu-you* introduces her favorite aspects of Japan for the G7 Japan 2016 Ise-Shima Photography Contest.

Beautiful Japanese Calligraphy on Jewelry

What better way to show someone you care about them than with accessories that outline Japanese words expressing gratitude or love?

5 Weird Beauty Products that Look Like Torture

Ever thought you'd like to try a face corset? No? How about an aluminum spa for your face? Check out this list of five weird Japanese beauty products that will have you questioning why they were made in the first place!

Hand Cream with a Mission

The Kesen Tsubaki Dream Project uses camellia oil to make hand cream that's not only popular, but helped revitalize a region once devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Top 5 Gold Cosmetics from Kanazawa

Did you know gold is a fantastic antioxidant for your skin? Check out these five products that keep your skin looking tight, firm, and youthful!

A Geisha's Secret to Grease-Free Skin

'Abura-tori-gami' is well known for its oil-absorbent qualities, and has been a hit among geisha since the Edo Period. We've got some convincing reasons why even non-geisha should keep an eye out for some!

A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Skin Care

Japanese women follow a five-step skin care regimen. Intense? Maybe. But emulating the process can grant you amazing benefits to your skin, and at a reasonable price.

Bathroom Beauty: Soaps & Towels

For that moment you want to feel refreshed with elegance.

Japan's 9 Weirdest Face Packs

Why not go all-out and have some cosplay-style fun while you're working on your complexion?

8 Models, 1 Secret

Can you guess the secret behind this video by Shiseido?

Let the Power of the Clow Dry Your Hair

The Cardcaptor Sakura Sealing Wand will blow dry your hair without the aid of the Windy card.

Muslim Women Model Beautiful Lolita Clothes

By beautifully blending religion and fashion, these young Muslim women take on the world of Lolita and bring their colorful clothes to life.

Top 6 Souvenirs to Take Home from Kyoto

Kyoto's deep history makes it one of the best places in Japan to find old-fashioned crafts and handmade goods you won't find anywhere else.

10 Fabulous Skincare Products

From familiar brands already known for their efficacy to brands that hit the market for the first time, this round-up of 2015's best cosmetics represents a collection of unique items.

How Amateur Models Reach the Top of the Pops

'Dokusha moderu,' which literally means 'reader model,' refers to an amateur fashion model who serves as a representative of the readers of a particular fashion magazine. In Japan, these models are often more popular than their runway counterparts!

The Book of 'Sweet' Makeup Tips!

Famed makeup artist Yuzuko wants to share the secrets of the latest Japanese teen makeup trends!

Moon Prism Power... Accessorize!

These charming necklaces and bags are must-have accessories for any die-hard Sailor Moon fan!

Lolita Beauty Isn’t Only Skin Deep

A dark-skinned model's first-person perspective shows a different shade of Lolita fashion.

Suvé Body Brush

The brush tips create a foamy, rich lather and gently cleanse the skin, leaving a feathery, light feeling. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, it can be used comfortably by children.

American vs. Japanese Makeup

See the difference as presented by "Living Doll" Venus Angelic!

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