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Shironuri Makeup Tutorial

Shironuri—literally, "painted in white"—is a Harajuku fashion style that's been almost singlehandedly revived by a young makeup artist who goes only by the name of Minori.

Mao Asada Goes Kung-fu Against the Common Cold

Japan's darling figure skating champion faces herself in a Matrix-style rumble for cold medicine.

Candy Nails?

Cylindrical Umaibo snacks have been around since 1979, but this may be the first time anyone has tried to make real nail art out of them!

Nightmare Before Christmas Face Packs

A costume that's good for your skin? Well, not quite.

3 Traditional Makeup Brush Kits from Kumano

Ever wanted a brush made with gray squirrel fur? With 180 years of history, the town of Kumano is the largest producer of calligraphy and artist’s brushes—as well as makeup brushes—in Japan.

Goodbye Manicures, Hello Nail-Puri!

Tired of having to paint your nails, or forking over ¥5,000 for a salon-quality manicure? Well, the company that brought us Sonic the Hedgehog is doing something about it!

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