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Beauty World 2015

In the business of cosmetics, fitness and beauty, competition can be intense, and new products, technology and services come out all the time. But it's also an industry where quality is key. For this week's "On Site," Tomoko Maeda brings you the best in world of Japanese beauty, from Beauty World 2015.

Schedule: May 18 - 20, 2015
Location: Tokyo Big Sight

The beauty industry is a service industry. And so the women who come to this event are responsible for companies' success or failure in a very real way. In an attempt to garner new business from both individuals and industry professionals, the booths at Beauty World do their best to recreate the sense of luxury and relaxation found in the finest salons. Naturally, visitors also get the chance to try out new products and techniques for themselves. After all, when it comes to the world of beauty, the only way to know if something will work for you is first hand experience. The highlights from this year's show include a unique new curling iron, super-soft towels, stylish arch supports, a mighty mini massage chair, a unique exercise machine that uses vibration to help you shape up, an unusual device for exercising facial muscles, and makeup that can be applied by airbrush.

  • Beauty World 2015
  • Beauty World 2015
  • Beauty World 2015
  • Beauty World 2015
  • Beauty World 2015
  • Beauty World 2015

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- Mesago Messe Frankfurt Corp.
http://www.beautyworldjapan.com/tokyo/e/
http://www.mmfcservice.com/bwj2015/en/search/index.htm
Organizer Office +81-3-3262-8939

- Createion Co., Ltd.
Public Relations +81-92-552-5331

- ORIM Co., Ltd.
Public Relations +81-6-6252-0391

- IWASHOUORIMONO Co.,Ltd.
Public Relations +81-52-583-1155

- CONY Co.Ltd.
Public Relations +81-6-6267-0052

- PROTEA JAPAN Co.,Ltd.
Public Relations +81-3-6361-1504

- MTG CO.,LTD
Public Relations +81-52-481-5001

- Torico Industries,Ltd
Public Relations +81-6-6568-0731

Boxing in the Noise

In this "Gadgets" segment, we'll introduce a solution for those who need a little privacy for working, practicing an instrument, or just some peace and quiet. It fits in a regular room and is made of unique material. Join Brian Hughes as he finds out the secret behind this innovative and somewhat unusual new product.

A small firm in the heart of Tokyo called "Vibe" is making music for video games, and because they wanted to allow customers to hear their music clearly at trade shows, they developed a small build-it-yourself cardboard soundproof room. Each cardboard piece is very light and the assembly process is quite simple. You don't need any tools. The material is made by Kanda Package. Located in Fukushima prefecture, they make a honeycomb-structured cardboard that was a perfect fit for the project. It's an extremely strong, yet lightweight material able to take a vertical load of about 30 tons per square meter. Working together, these two companies turned a creative solution into a new product that can help anybody get a little peace and quiet, wherever they are. New products that utilize these properties are being developed, and we can look forward to seeing more of these new "out-of-the-box" ideas.

  • Boxing in the Noise
  • Boxing in the Noise
  • Boxing in the Noise
  • Boxing in the Noise
  • Boxing in the Noise
  • Boxing in the Noise
  • Boxing in the Noise

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- VIBE Inc.
http://www.vibe.co.jp (Japanese only)
Public Relations +81-3-6833-7890

- KANDA PACKAGE CO,.LTD.
http://www.kanda-package.com (Japanese only)
Public Relations +81-248-75-4165

Art for your Feet

For "+Style" sengment, we'll meet an artist who is trying to bring his traditional craft to a younger audience. Using a technique meant for kimonos, he's creating a product more akin to modern fashion. The result is wearable art that looks like it would be just as much at home in a gallery as it would be on the runway.

Kanazawa, a picturesque castle town in the Hokuriku district, is well known for its many traditional arts, the most representative of which are the exquisite dyed patterns featured on kimonos and obis. Known as kaga-yuzen, the style is characterized by its soft colors and realistic depictions of natural motifs, including floral and vegetal patterns. Masanobu Ota is an artisan who has decided to add a more modern sensibility to his hand-dyed creations. Ota is famous for his hand-painted designs, as well as for his unique style. He's also put his patterns on all sorts of everyday items, like sneakers, jackets and accessories. The dyeing process begins with hand-drawing the outlines of the pattern, which is then filled in with natural pigments. The results are simply amazing products that should help keep the tradition alive and expand its popularity by introducing it to the younger generations.

  • Art for your Feet
  • Art for your Feet
  • Art for your Feet
  • Art for your Feet
  • Art for your Feet
  • Art for your Feet
  • Art for your Feet
  • Art for your Feet

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- studio mon-an
http://studio-mon-an.com/koubou/sneaker (Japanese only)
Public Relations +81-76-298-9172

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