Miffy Design Makeup Brushes Released by Kumano Brush
19.February.2019 | Uncategorized
Kumano is a hub for brushes in Japan responsible for producing 80% of brushes in the country for painting, writing and cosmetics. Kumano Fude (also known as Kumano Brush), the company that produces these brushes, has joined paws with Dick Bruna’s internationally loved bunny character Miffy to release a new range of makeup brushes. Four types were released on February 14 including face brushes and cheek brushes.
Kumano Fude’s previously-released Rilakkuma and Rilakkuma Halloween brushes were incredibly popular, and the Miffy and Melanie brushes are sure to receive the same love. There are two each of face and cheek brushes each in the colour of the respective characters. All the brushes produced by Kumano Fude are handmade by experts in Kumano Prefecture.
The face brush handles are made with wood from cherry blossom trees with blue and red designs and decorative flowers.
The cheek brushes too come in their own respective colours. The yellow dye of the brush hairs gives the ends a perfectly round shape. The handles are made of hard maple and feature illustrations of Miffy hugging his teddy bear and Boris hugging a rabbit plush toy.
Not only are these brushes cute, they are authentic tools and a must-have for any cosmetic connoisseur. Perfect as a gift to a friend (or yourself!)
Miffy Kumano Fude
Price: Face Brushes – ¥5,500 Each (Before Tax) / Cheek Brushes ¥3,700 Each (Before Tax)
Released: February 14, 2019
Product Page: https://hkds.tokyo/category/MIFFYKUMANOFUDE/
Illustrations Dick Bruna © copyright Mercis bv,1953-2019 www.miffy.com
Flower Miffy Juice Garden in Asakusa Offering Limited-Time Drink Perfect for Early Summer
Flower Miffy Juice Garden, a drink stand inspired by Flower Miffy, a florist version of the Dutch character Miffy, has begun selling the perfect drink for the early summer weather. The Marguerite Cream Soda is on sale now at the Asakusa location.
Marguerite Cream Soda
Flower Miffy Glass Vase Flower Frame
The Marguerite Cream Soda features refreshing lemon soda topped with sliced lemon, thick vanilla ice cream, a Miffy cookie and a marguerite flower. Visitors can also find a special Miffy glass vase at the Asakusa store for a limited time, perfect for displaying flowers at home.
Come enjoy shopping for Miffy goods while sipping a refreshing beverage this summer!
Illustrations Dick Bruna Ⓒ copyright Mercis bv,1953-2022 www.miffy.com
Flower Miffy Juice Garden
Address: Flower Miffy Juice Garden Asakusa
Limited Time Beverage: Marguerite Cream Soda
Available starting April 28, 2022
Official Site: https://www.benelic-flower.com
Cosmetics Brand Lovisia Unveils 15 Detective Conan Themed Hand Creams
Cosmetics brand Lovisia has unveiled 15 hand creams inspired by the Detective Conan anime series. Those purchasing three or more bottles at the Lovisia online store will receive a special Detective Conan drawstring bag while supplies last!
Fans can grab a hand cream decorated with their favorite character. Not only are these extremely cute, but they include four moisturizing ingredients perfect for keeping skin soft. The characters Detective Takagi and Detective Sato from the recent film Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween are included in the lineup, with other familiar faces like Jinpei Matsuda and Hiromitsu Morofushi also appearing.
The new hand creams have a refreshing and clean scent, containing moisturizing Vaseline, shea butter, ceramide, and argan oil to prevent dry skin during any season.
The package designs feature a new retro theme, with the concept of “New Styley Collection.” Each image blends nostalgia with a fun pop of color. Which character would you like to see each time you want to moisturize?
Lovisia Detective Conan Hand Cream
Where to Buy: Lovisia Online Shop, Sundry Shops
Release Date: April 15, 2022
Cherry Blossom Themed Drink Appears at Flower Miffy
Flower Miffy Juice Garden, a drink stand featuring Dick Bruna’s popular character Miffy, is now offering a limited-time cherry blossom beverage at its Asakusa location!
Cherry Blossom Season with Miffy
The Slightly Sakura Drink is inspired by springtime and features a sweet whipped topping with cherry blossom-colored copeau de chocolat. The base of the drink is sakura-colored milk available in green apple and strawberry flavors. Each beverage comes with a Miffy cookie for added cuteness!
A Cherry Blossom flower arrangement is also available for purchase at the Flower Miffy online store.
Illustrations Dick Bruna Ⓒ copyright Mercis bv,1953-2022 www.miffy.com
Miffy-themed Snack Shop Opens in Gion, Kyoto
Telacoya, a company promoting traditional Japanese culture through the sale of souvenirs, is opening a new Miffy-themed snack shop on March 30, 2022. The adorable concept store is coming to Gion, Kyoto’s famed downtown district.
Miffy Buckwheat Cookies
Miffy’s Snack Medley
Miffy’s Sugar-coated Biscuits
Miffy’s Marshmallow Sweets
Miffy Cube Bread
Snuffy’s Milk Breadstick
Miffy’s Anko Roll
The shop caters to those needing a pick-me-up during the day, from children tired of studying to company employees trying to get through the day. Snacktime doesn’t only have to be for children.
Along with the many sweet offerings available at the new shop, fans of Miffy will find exclusive Miffy merchandise, including limited-edition kitchen goods!
Miffy’s Snack Shop by Miffy Kitchen
Grand Opening: March 30, 2022
Address: 572-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Shijo-dori, Higashiyama, Kyoto
Official Site: http://miffykitchenbakery.jp/
Limited Edition Flower Miffy Goods Featuring a Cherry Blossom Theme Now on Sale
06.March.2022 | FASHION
Flower Miffy, a flower shop inspired by the popular Dutch picture book Miffy, has begun selling a new series of cherry blossom-inspired items! A limited number of postcard sets are also being offered as purchase bonuses.
Flower Miffy Glass – Sakura Gradient Pink / Pearl: ¥1,595 (Tax Included)
Flower Miffy Sakura Plate: ¥2,090 (Tax Included)
Flower Miffy Mini Towel – Sakura Pink / Ivory: ¥770 each (Tax Included)
The series features original artwork, and fans of Miffy can get their hands on unique glassware, cherry blossom plates, and mini-towels.
Those spending ¥3,300 (including tax) or more will receive a set of two limited edition postcards. The offer will end as soon as they’re gone!
*Offer does not apply to flower arrangements.
Illustrations Dick Bruna Ⓒ copyright Mercis bv,1953-2022 www.miffy.com
Cherry Blossom Series
Release Date: February 10, 2022
Where to Buy: Flower Miffy Shops Nationwide, Flower Miffy Online Shop
Official Site: https://benelic.com/flowermiffy/
Jill Stuart Beauty Reveals Limited-Edition Cherry Blossom Spring Collection
25.February.2022 | FASHION
Jill Stuart Beauty has launched a limited spring collection, ‘Crystal Bloom Sakura Bouquet.’ These items, inspired by beautiful double-layered cherry blossoms, are now available for purchase both in-store and online!
Jill Stuart Crystal Bloom Sakura Bouquet Eau de Parfum
Jill Stuart Crystal Bloom Sakura Bouquet Perfumed Hand Cream
Jill Stuart Sakura Bouquet Bloom Mixed Blush Compact
21 – Rosy Cherry Blossom
Jill Stuart Sakura Bouquet Lipstick – Lip Jewel Gemmy Satin / Jill Stuart Sakura Bouquet Lipstick Case
106 – Cherry Waltz
107 – Fluttering Petals
Jill Stuart Sakura Bouquet My Lips 01 – Fluffy Cherry
Cherry blossoms are a symbol of spring and continue to entrance people each year. Sakura in full bloom have the power to bring people together, and this spring, Jill Stuart hopes that this fragrance and beauty collection can do the same.
Crystal Bloom Sakura Bouquet
On sale in stores and the official online shop now!
Special Exhibition Commemorating Miffy’s 65th Anniversary Now on Display at Matsuzakaya Nagoya
Matsuzakaya Nagoya is holding an exhibition to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the birth of Miffy, created by Dutch illustrator Dick Bruna, until January 16, 2022. The theme of the exhibition is “with”. It introduces the story of Miffy and her friends, with more than 300 precious original drawings, sketches, and creative notes.
Miffy the Ghost, 2001. (Manuscript)
Miffy the Ghost, 2001. (Manuscript)
Queen Miffy, 2007. (Manuscript)
Miffy and Poppy Pig, 2011. (Manuscript)
Miffy in the snow, 1963. (Manuscript)
UFD Miffy Set of 4 ￥4,400（Tax Included）
Rollbahn M ￥638（Tax Included）
Pounch M ￥1,760（Tax Included）
Half Zip ￥1,650（Tax Included）
Floating Pen ￥1,320（Tax Included）
This exhibition marks the first visit to Japan of the original drawings including “Usako-chan: Obake ni naru” (2001) and “Usako-chan wa Jyoou-sama” (2007), as well as reference materials. Also, the original drawings of “Usako-chan on Snow Day” (1963), one of Miffy’s first four works that has only visited Japan once before, and which features a winter outfit, is exhibited together for the first time. In addition, the exhibition reveals the memories and creative fascination of Bruna, who developed close friendships with Japanese picture book authors and children’s literature writers and had a significant influence on the picture book culture in Japan.
The original drawings for “Usako-chan: Obake ni naru” (2001), “Usako-chan wa Jyo-oh-sama” (2007), and “Usako-chan to Fugako-chan” (2011), which was the last work to feature Miffy, are all in Japan for the first time. These drawings tell the story of Miffy playing ghosts, flying airplanes, and spending time with her family and friends.
It is also an opportunity for visitors to trace the creative process of Bruna with notes that show how he repeatedly tweaked his words and cuts that were not selected for the books.
Miffy’s 65th Anniversary Exhibition
Running: Until January 16, 2022.
Where: Matsuzakaya Art Gallery Museum
Official Site: https://www.matsuzakaya.co.jp/nagoya/museum/
30 New Pokémon Hand Creams from Lovisia are Now Available
The Lovisia Pokémon Gift Cosmetics Series, which has sold a total of more than 1.4 million units, launched a new product, Pokémon Hand Cream and now available for sale at the Lovisia Online Shop, some of the Pokémon Centers, and variety stores nationwide.
The new “Pokémon Hand Cream” features the largest-ever number of 30 Pokémon in a variety of designs with four types of moisturizing ingredients that make it perfect for the coming season.
The Pokémon hand creams have been introduced as Pokémon gift cosmetics since 2018, with a maximum of six different Pokémon each year, but there were many requests for other Pokémon hand creams, so for the 2021 edition, 30 different Pokémon hand creams were produced. The lineup includes Pikachu and Kabigon, which have been part of the series for a long time, as well as new Pokémon that are appearing in the series for the first time, making it a perfect gift for yourself or your friends.
The colors have been reformulated from the previous trend-conscious design colors. The background colors are designed to represent each Pokémon’s type.
The Pokémon hand cream is formulated with Vaseline, shea butter, ceramide, and argan oil. The hand cream has a refreshing soap scent and is smooth to use, yet moisturizing. It can be used to care for areas of concern and fingertips to prevent rough and dry skin due to the increased number of hand washing and sanitizing. It will surely help you take care of your hands and fingers while enjoying Pokémon with children!
To celebrate the release of the product, those who purchase more than three can get a special Pokémon Multi Pouch designed by Lovisia while supplies last. Specially designed pouches of Pikachu and Pocchama are perfect for your cosmetic and small items.
Pokémon cosmetics are the must-have hand cream for the coming season!
Pokémon Hand Cream
Price: ￥800 each (Tax included)
Where to buy: Lovisia Online store, Pokémon Centre（Limited stores）, variety stores nationwide.
Cosmetic Brand SHIRO Unveils Powerful Oil Collection
04.December.2021 | FASHION
A powerful skincare collection is coming in January 2022 from cosmetic brand SHIRO. The Oil Collection will feature eight unique products with the company claiming that the life force of the Earth itself is put into each and every drop.
Items in the collection utilize rich plant extracts and other healthy materials and offer something for each and every skin type. Depending on a user’s skin and the amount of water used, the oils may react differently. People’s skin changes as time goes on due to stress and things like temperature, and these may help reduce some of that damage.
The eight oils come in three categories: FACE, FACE & BODY, and BODY. Choose the one that best suits your skin condition and daily needs!
St. John’s-wort Oil
Kalahari Melon Oil
These four oils each utilize a specific extraction method and essential oil depending on the plant used. With different textures and fragrances, they can be helpful for achieving the best possible skin. You can’t go wrong with this lineup, whether you’re new to beauty oil or are a regular user.
Japanese Mugwort Oil
This is the first time SHIRO has released two types of oils that can be used on both the face and the body. Sold in a generous size, these are perfect for daily skin care and body massage.
These two body oils soften and moisturize skin while giving off incredible fragrances tinged with essential oils.
Oil Collection (8 Varieties)
Release Date: January 6, 2022
Official Site: https://shiro-shiro.jp/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Produced Science-based Hair Care Brand “Curuput” Makes its Debut!
Artist Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has started a science-based hair care brand named ‘Curuput.’ The brand’s first product, the ‘Deep Damage Care Set (Shampoo, treatment, and hair mask)’ will be available for a limited time at beauty counters nationwide and online from November 1 2021.
One of Kyary’s defining features is her vivid hair color. Behind the scenes however, she has been suffering with damaged hair to maintain her bleached hair. Her goal is to create a future where everybody, including Kyary herself, can dye their hair freely, without the worry of damage. With this in mind, she began production of her own science-based hair care brand that focuses on damaged hair and smells great too.
From the moment you wash off the ‘Curuput’ shampoo and treatment, your hair will feel silky and moisturized. By using the triple care routine, the products will not only care for your existing hair damage, but continue to repair your hair by preventing future harm.
Kyary’s tie-up song ‘Perfect Onei-san’ plays in the background of the official brand interview, and features on her upcoming 5th album “Candy Racer.’ The album is scheduled to be released on October 27.
Why not try Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s new haircare brand ‘Curuput’ for yourself?
Message from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
“After many meetings, I think the shampoo is complete! I’m so, so excited for it to finally be released.
I have been having fun bleaching and coloring my hair since I was 18, but my hair would become damaged no matter what I did. I haven’t been able to enjoy my ‘ideal hair’ often, because I’d worry about the condition, and I’ve even been holding back from dying it due to damage concerns. But then I realized, “this isn’t me.” It’s the same with shampoos – I’d find a great shampoo but I’d dislike the smell, or vice versa.
This new shampoo was created over many meetings and every detail has been considered. In order to create the best hair product, we wanted to create something that made your hair go “Kyurun” (bounce). We also paid special attention to the scent! Each time I would test the prototype version, my hair would become even closer to my ideal hair, so I’m really happy that I had the opportunity to develop ‘Curuput.’
We put a lot of thought into this brand, so I would be really happy if everybody could give it a try!”
Release Date: November 1 2021
Where to Purchase: Drugstores and Variety Shops nationwide, Online Store
Limited Quantity Available
Official TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@curuput_official
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/curuput_ine
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curuput_official/
Official Site: https://curuput.jp/
Yojiya Hosts Very First ‘Yuzu Fair’ Combining Cosmetics Stores with Cafes
Yojiya will be hosting the very first Yuzu Fair, an event combining cosmetics stores and cafes, on October 9 2021. Limited edition Yuzu oil-blotting paper and handmade Yuzu hand creams will be available at the beauty stores, while the cafes are full of tasty drinks and sweets. You can discover the charms of Yuzu at each Yojiya store!
Makeup & Miscellaneous Goods’ Store Products
Yuzu Oil-blotting Paper
Yuzu Hand Cream
Yojiya Hand Cream Set
Yuzu Bath Oil
Yuzu Cheese Daifuku
Yuzu & Chocolate Shake
Tea Crepe – Yuzu Tea
Twitter Campaign Bonus: The first 500 people to enter will receive a special Yojiya Yuzu logo sticker.
In 2020, due to the Covid crisis, Yojiya had to make the tough decision to cancel their annual Yuzu series. While the customers were disappointed, Yojiya was convinced that in Autumn 2021, they would be able to welcome their customers into their stores once more for a care-free experience. The event took a year to organize, but has become something even more powerful than the regular Yuzu series.
The cosmetics store staff and cafe staff joined together into one team to create the projects, which has the theme of “Yuzu at Yojiya ~ Enjoy Beauty and Food!~.” Not only can you find limited edition products at the fair, you can also partake in the various campaigns that Yojiya has announced in order to spread the Yuzu love, so be sure to check them out.
Fill your heart and stomach with Yuzu this Autumn at the Yojiya Yuzu Fair!
Yojiya “Yuzu Fair”
Date: October 9 2021
Online Shopping: https://www.yojiyacosme.com/
Official Site: https://www.yojiya.co.jp/
Yojiya Yuzu Fair Campaigns
- Twitter Retweet Campaign
The first 500 people to show that they have retweeted the campaign tweet on the Yojiya official Twitter (@yojiya1904) will receive a free Yojiya Yuzu logo sticker. *Only 500 stickers are available.
- Yellow Challenge
Those who wear yellow items to the fair and make a purchase can try their luck in a dice game. Players will receive small prizes depending on what number they roll.
- Stamp Rally
１．You will receive a stamp card with a ¥500 coupon upon purchasing select items in any of the event products at the Yojiya store or at their cafe and crepe stores.
２．Upon visiting both stores with your card and purchasing one or more items after receiving your card, you will receive a small prize. In addition, 10 lucky customers will receive a limited edition stainless steel bottle through a lottery.
Stamp Rally Duration: October 9 ~ November 30 2021
Shiseido Releases Video for Global “POWER IS YOU” Campaign
05.October.2021 | FASHION
Japanese cosmetic company Shiseido, sold in 88 countries around the world, has released a new conceptual video for its global “POWER IS YOU” campaign.
The short video features a star-studded cast of ambassadors from a variety of fields, including Megan Rapinoe, co-captain of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, known for her advocacy and creative style that defies stereotypes. The athlete has commented on her inclusion in the “POWER IS YOU” campaign, proud to show her authentic self and inspire others to live their truth.
Comment from Megan Rapinoe
“Shiseido makes so many of the products I use in my daily life, so when I was invited to collaborate on this new campaign, I didn’t even have to think about it. Partnering with such a great company means a lot to me. I deeply believe in the individual power of every human being, and I think that anyone has the power to change the world. “POWER IS YOU” represents the power each of us has to alter the world for the better, which is something that resonates with me personally. I want young people especially to know that it is possible to change things. I hope they do, and I hope that this campaign helps to inspire more people to feel the same.”
The song used for the campaign is Utada Hikaru’s Find Love. The singer also appears in the video as an ambassador.
Comment from Utada Hikaru
“The source of all power is believing in yourself.
It takes courage to know yourself, but being honest with yourself is the key to finding that inner beauty. Courage is beautiful.”
Finally, Ursula Corbero, who gained international fame for her role in the Netflix series Paper House, appears as the final ambassador. The actress is an avid philanthropist and has long supported a number of causes including breast cancer awareness, childhood cancer awareness, and climate change awareness. She is also the founder of Ymas, a company of artists allowing people to attend movie premieres and special behind-the-scenes events.
Comment from Ursula Corbero
“Inner beauty comes from positivity.
Tap into your individual energy, and if there’s something you want to do, do it!
It’s okay to make mistakes. Life is not perfect, and those imperfections make it beautiful.”
POWER IS YOU
Special Site: https://brand.shiseido.co.jp/utm-powerisyou.html