Source: Gofun Nail Make A Statement With Nail Polish In Traditional Japanese Colors 2016-03-24 Thu 2016-03-24 Thu For over 260 years, Ueba Esou has been coloring the city of Kyoto with high-quality, unique paints. Originally carrying paint materials for Japanese paintings (Nihon-ga) and handicrafts, it has been the go-to shop for artists since it was first established in 1751 during the Edo period. Over two and a half centuries later, they are now famous for producing chemical and odor-free nail polish, many of which that come in traditional Japanese colors. Source: Gofun Nail The history of traditional Japanese colors go back as far as the year 603. Colors were often used to display the ranks and social hierarchies of the people, and most were named after plants, flowers, and animals that resembled them. Those same colors can now be worn as nail polish, not to represent ranks, but to add a pop of pigment to our hands. Source: Gofun Nail Ueba Esou’s nail polish line Gofun Nail features different color series such as Pastel, Kirara (Shimmery), and Wairo (Japanese colors). And in addition to these series, Ueba Esou has recently added a new one — Kagayaka (輝か). Source: Gofun Nail Currently, there are 5 colors in the Kagayaka Series: Ōgon-iro (黄金色) Source: Gofun Nail Gekkōgin (月光銀) Source: Gofun Nail Hidou-iro (緋銅色) Source: Gofun Nail Momoshinjyu (桃真珠) Source: Gofun Nail Yōkō-iro (陽光色) Source: Gofun Nail At 1,500 yen (13.30 USD) per bottle, these gorgeous colors are actually the first One Day Nail nail polishes in the Gofun Nail lineup. One Day Nail products are made to come off easier than others, and they can be taken off by rubbing in warm water. The fact that there’s no need to use nail polish remover makes it gentler on the nails. You can buy colors from the Kagaya Series here, while the rest of the lineup can also be purchased on their international site. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:Gofun Nail / Gofun Nail Tags: Beauty / Color / Colors / Japan / Nail Polish / Traditional grape Japan Culture Make A Statement With Nail Polish In Traditional Japanese Colors Related Article Video of Man Intentionally Bumping into Women Causes Increased Security for Japan Railways The Manga Chair That Only Manga Readers Will Understand Japanese YouTube Gunslinger Is The Real Revolver Ocelot Japanese Service Rents Out Hot Guys To Show You Sad Movies Then Wipe Away Your Tears McDonald’s Japan’s New Cheeseburger Campaign Brings Out Double Cheeseburger Flavored Fries Japan’s Real Life Studio Ghibli Village Offers The Most Charming Stroll–And It’s Free!