Coronavirus in Japan: TAKUMIBA’s New Washable & Elastic Face Masks Fit to Your Face Shape
10.March.2020 | BUSINESS
In response to the shortage of face masks in Japan, TAKUMIBA released its new “Fit Mask” in the country last Friday. TAKUMIBA is Japanese company that specialises in making pants. They have used the same stretchy material they use to make their pants for the Fit Mask.
The first lot of masks have sold out, but new batches are rolling out through the month for those who need them.
The Fit Mask is a “super elastic” face mask that fits snug and comfortable onto the face, leaving no gaps. around the edges. It’s made with tricot, a stretchy material that TAKUMIBA uses in the production of its pants.
The Fit Mask feels really smooth on the face, and doesn’t tire or make your ears hurt. It’s also not fluffy, so you can wash and reuse it multiple times. All of the masks are made in a single small factory in Fukuyama, Hiroshima.
Batch 1: Shipping from March 9, 2020 *SOLD OUT
Batch 2: Shipping from March 11, 2020 *SOLD OUT
Batch 3: Orders available from March 9, 2020 (Scheduled to roll out from March 17, 2020)
Maison Kitsuné Reveals Collaboration Mask with PITTA MASK
23.September.2021 | FASHION
Maison Kitsuné, a popular Parisian lifestyle brand that produces unique music and fashion items, has collaborated with Japanese mask brand PITTA MASK, a brand which has become famous for its extraordinary outlook. The trendy mask was unveiled at NYFW: The Shows on September 10 2021.
The collaboration combines the creative direction of both Maison Kitsuné and PITTA MASK, working together to transform the typical mask, which has become a daily necessity, into something fun and stylish, all while maintaining the spirit of each individual brand.
PITTA MASK and Maison Kitsuné, a lifestyle brand known for combining fashion and music, have collaborated to create a stylish and colorful mask that goes beyond just protecting the face, both practical and fashionable.
The two collaboration masks, which were unveiled during New York Fashion Week, will be presented as a free gift to customers who spend over ¥8,000 (Excl. Tax) in Maison Kitsuné stores in New York, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka from the end of September. The set is made up of two masks, in navy and white.
Quantities are limited, so be sure to check out the latest information on social media!
Maison Kitsuné x PITTA MASK Collaboration Face Mask
Gift Campaign Period: Late September 2021 Onwards (scheduled)
Maison Kitsuné Official Instagram: www.instagram.com/maisonkitsune/
Art Charity Auction Opens to Support the Fight Against COVID-19
20.September.2021 | FASHION
Last year, the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo hosted a charity auction to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic breaking out across the globe. As the world continues to feel the effects of the virus, the charity event is returning for a second year, and is set to be held from November 12 until December 5, 2021. The title for this year’s art exhibition is ‘Find Your Travel.’
Lemon Tree – Yuka Kashihara. Acrylic and oil on canvas. 2020.
POLA Dot or snowball ~Based on Tosa Mitsuyoshi’s Colored Painting of Yugiri from The Tale of Genji~ – Tetsuya Noguchi. Acrylic. 2020.
our whereabouts – Moe Nakamura. Camphor, bronze, oil. 2021.
Philanthropy – Yuko Higuchi. Hemp paper, pen, watercolor. 2020.
Baby Heel-less Shoes – Noritaka Tatehama. Cowhide, pigskin, dye, metal zipper, coated crystal glass. 2020.
Last year’s charity auction raised over ¥9,145,000 (about $83,000) for the Japanese Red Cross. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the globe, and as Japan remains locked down, this year’s event hopes to raise even more useful funds to help medical professionals on the front lines.
20 artists are participating in the exhibition, with each creating one work based on the theme of ‘travel.’ In addition to simply viewing these pieces at the exhibition, a silent auction will also be held online. With travel being severely restricted, these works of art seek to inspire and encourage visitors to imagine a better future, when the world is open once again. All proceeds will once again be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.
Find Your Travel Charity Auction
Running: November 12 – December 5, 2021
Hours: 11:00-19:00 (Last entry 18:30) / Admission Free
Address: Pola Museum Annex 3F (1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Official Site: http://www.po-holdings.co.jp/m-annex/
Sailor Moon Eternal Inspired Face Mask Protects and Looks Kawaii
Bandai Namco Group released a new Sailor Moon Eternal themed face mask as part of their ‘CHARA-MASK’ line for adults on Premium Bandai on June 14.
CHARA-MASK Sailor Moon Eternal | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
The face mask, based on the Sailor Moon Eternal anime film, was designed in collaboration with Sailor Moon‘s author Naoko Takeuchi. It’s lined with sparkly rhinestones to give it a cute finish.
Bandai’s CHARA-MASK series features reusable masks fitted with anti-odour and anti-bacterial filters which can be swapped out. They are also made from comfortable light mesh fabric, can be washed, and worn for long periods of time. They are sized at 100mm in width and 130mm in height.
CHARA-MASK – Sailor Moon Eternal
Released: June 14, 2021 (Available while supplies last)
Delivery: October 2021
Tokyo Revengers Anime Series to Release Exclusive Merchandise Collection
Japanese anime and manga online store CharaAni is releasing an exclusive new Tokyo Revengers anime merchandise collection this June.
Customers who purchase any of these items on the website can pick between one of five postcards that they’ll receive for free. Check out the designs below.
Free postcard with every purchase
Embroidered Patches | ¥770 Each or Entire Box ¥6,610 | Releasing: July 2021
A collection of embroidered patches featuring the characters from Tokyo Revengers. Each is around 10cm in size and can be used in a variety of ways.
Mikey and Draken T-Shirts | ¥16,500 Each | Releasing: June 2021
Two work-style tees with the initials TG embroidered on the front and featuring different designs on the back of Mikey and Draken.
A4 Folders | ¥440 Each | Releasing: June 2021
Washable Face Masks | ¥2,200 Each | Releasing: June 2021
A collection of stylish reusable face masks made from a light material that makes them perfect for the hot summer weather.
Tokyo Revengers Merchandise
Rolling Out: June 2021
Product Page: https://www.chara-ani.com/pickup.aspx?p=tokyo_revengers
Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Releases Cloth Face Masks With Filters
Bandai has released a new set of face masks inspired by the free-to-play collectible card browser and smartphone video game Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- which are now available to purchase on their official shopping site Premium Bandai.
Set A: Yagen Toushirou & Hakusan Yoshimitsu / Set B: Kashuu Kiyomitsu & Yamatonokami Yasusada / Set C: Taikogane Sadamune & Shokudaikiri Mitsutada – ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
The lightweight face masks are made by CHARA-MASK, a long-standing Japanese mask specialist store. They use replaceable filters and are made from a special mesh material that makes them more comfortable to wear over long periods of time without getting stuffy. They are also equipped with adjustable strings to fit many face types, and of course are washable so can be reused.
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Stylish Taiwanese Face Mask Brand JIUJIU Releases in Japan
26.February.2021 | FASHION
The popular Taiwanese face mask brand JIUJIU was released in Japan for the first time on Friday (February 26) via the company’s new Japanese website.
We now live in a time where face masks are a part of everyday life when commuting, going to the shop, walking in public places, working at the office, and so on. Japan is no stranger to face masks as they were always a part of the culture for hygienic reasons in the workplace when an employee is ill, as a fashion statement, for those suffering from hay fever, and so on, but even there has seen a major increased demand for face masks since the pandemic began.
JIUJIU’s face masks are used in medical professions in Taiwan. They are noted for not only they quality but fashion sentiment too, with over 60 style variations available. These masks are now available to buy in Japan in packs of 5.
JIUJIU Face Masks
Released: February 26, 2021 (Japan)
Price: Pack of 5 – ¥548 (Tax Included)
Online Store: https://jiujiu-jp.com/
Sanrio Design Face Masks by Maison de FLEUR Keep You Stylish and Safe
24.February.2021 | FASHION
Maison de FLEUR has revealed a new collection of face masks created in collaboration with Sanrio which will be released in Japan on February 23.
Sanrio Character Collab Masks | ¥2,200 Each (Tax Included)
Little Twin Stars
The masks are designed from the popular Sanrio characters My Melody, Cinnamoroll, Little Twin Stars, Pompompurin, and Kuromi. The parts that hook over your ears are fitted with a big, cute satin ribbon, and the front of the masks feature a gold leaf print matte design.
The masks can be used both as a fashion item and for protection against COVID-19.
greet up Releases Antibacterial and Anti-Odour Face Mask Spray
23.February.2021 | FASHION
Japanese brand greet up has launched its new antibacterial and anti-odour “Jia Shi AL” (次亜シーAL®) spray for face masks. The bottles are a convenient 50ml size so can be carried anywhere and everywhere.
Jia Shi AL is an antibacterial spray co-developed by Environmental Science Laboratory and Himawari Clinic, a leading medical clinic located in Ono, Hyogo.
In the regular electrolysis process, chlorine (CL2) is used which is poisonous, but no chlorine is used in the making of Jia Shi AL. It contains antibacterial alcohol and hypochlorous acid solution which is kind to the skin, including those with more fragile skin. It also eliminates pollen making it a perfect accomplice alongside those who suffer from hay fever. It can also be used on disposable face masks that can’t be washed to disinfect them.
Jia Shi AL Original Bottle 50ml | ¥550 (Tax Included)
Face Mask Sets
evolvetogether Set: 7 Face Masks (4 Colours) + Jia Shi AL 50ml Bottle Set | ¥1,980
Mask Colours: Amazonia, NYC, Milan, Tokyo
The spray is gentle on skin and safe to use on children and pets.
Jia Shi AL can be used for many things including:
Pollen/House Dust Elimination
Inside Humidifiers To Cleanse Air
Jia Shi AL Original Bottle 50ml
Japanese Product Name: 次亜シーAL® オリジナルボトル 50ml
greet up Official Website: https://greet-up.com/
Japanese children’s clothing brand BABYDOLL has announced that it will open up a shop selling only face masks in Namba, Osaka on February 8, 2021. The store is called #Jibun Iro Mask (“Mask in My Colour”) and will sell the newest face masks in the popular MASK DEPOT series which have sold over 150,000 units in Japan.
Pick your colour and size
There’s a line-up of around 200 original masks available in different colours and sizes. Customers take a “colour assessment” where they answer four questions and pick from 20 different colours to find their perfect match, resulting in a mask made for them. There’s also an option to gift wrap the masks to be given as presents to people. And for the store’s grand opening, those who purchase 3 or more masks will receive another mask free of charge. This offer is available from February 8 to 14.
New Limited-Edition Sakura Cherry Blossom Beauty Face Masks Released by LuLuLun
04.February.2021 | FASHION
Japanese face mask and beauty brand LuLuLun released its new limited-edition cherry blossom scented face masks on Monday (February 1) to welcome in the Spring 2021 season early.
Spring 2021 Premium LuLuLun (Cherry Blossom Scent) | ¥1,600
Combined with springtime’s beauty ingredient
Spring is the season when flare ups can happen and we need to be careful of UV light, humidity, and pollen. LuLuLun’s products pride themselves on their moisturising properties, and their new cherry blossom face masks are no exception. They are combined with cherry blossom petal extract, lending a fragrant scent while leaving the skin smooth and beautiful.
Rape blossom oil for even smoother skin
The rape blossom is another of Japan’s popular flowers as they blossom and transform fields into rolling carpets of bright yellow. The face masks contain oil extracted from rape blossom seeds for an extra blanketing of smooth skin.
Coltsfoot extract equals healthy texture
Also in the ingredient list is extract from the coltsfoot flower, a strong plant that is able to withstand winters to make it into the spring where it can finally reveal its delicate form. It serves to create a healthy complexion on the skin.
Spring 2021 Premium LuLuLun (Cherry Blossom Scent)
Released: February 1, 2021
Product Page: https://lululun.com/premium/spring2021/
Cute Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars Face Masks Release in Sanrio Collaboration
01.February.2021 | FASHION
Japanese sneakers select shop atmos pink teamed up with Sanrio to release a cute collection of face masks on Thursday (January 28).
KIKI&LALA★atmos MASK Colours: White/Blue – ¥1,400 (Before Tax)
HELLO KITTY♡atmos MASK Colours: White/Pink – ¥1,400 (Before Tax)
The masks can be washed and are durable, fast-drying, block pollen, and cut UV. Face masks are part of everyday life now, so why not add a little fun to routine?
atmos pink x Sanrio Collab Masks
Released: January 28, 2021
Official Website: https://www.atmos-pink.com/
Sanrio’s My Melody, Pompompurin, and Little Twin Stars Keep Your Face Masks Safe
10.December.2020 | FASHION
Sanrio released pre-sales of its new Sanrio Characters Mask Bags for face masks via the online shop Asunarosha on Wednesday (December 9).
Following the success of the Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll face mask bags released in September, all of which sold out, Sanrio is adding new designs into the mix. The bags are washable and allow you to carry your mask around conveniently and hygienically.
My Melody, Pompompurin, Little Twin Stars (Kiki & Lala) | ¥700 Each (Before Tax)
The new designs include the popular characters My Melody, Pompompurin, and Little Twin Stars (Kiki & Lala).
Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll | ¥700 Each (Before Tax)
Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll are also making a return so fans can pick from 5 different designs.
Sanrio Puroland is also releasing a cute collection of face mask and mask cases on December 18.
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Sanrio Characters Mask Bags
Pre-Sales: December 9, 2020
General Release: Early January 2021
Pre-Sale Purchase: https://asunaro.shop-pro.jp/?mode=cate&cbid=2500723&csid=17