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Beautyworld Japan

Our "On Site" coverage this week is all about the business of beauty. If you have any doubt that the beauty industry is big business, reporter and beauty guru Tomoko Maeda will show you around Beauty World Japan. It's the show's 20th anniversary, and there are more salon products, make-up, and other goods than ever before.

Beautyworld Japan

Schedule: May 15 - 17, 2017
Location: Tokyo Big Sight

No matter how old we are, pretty much everyone is aware that appearance matters. And that means beauty care! Beauty care needs haven't really changed much over the years, but new ideas are always out there. And this comprehensive beauty industry trade show - the largest of its kind in Japan - features the latest products and trends. Our focus this time is all about the business of being beautiful! It features beauty salon products, makeup, and nail care products, as well as the latest industry information and beauty care techniques of all kinds from all over the globe under one roof. Highlights from our coverage include: a showerhead with a difference, an electrifying way to shape up, a stimulating way to improve your facial skin tone, a mini massager with massive power, an interesting way to think about the future, a light to help improve your skin, and an oxygen-rich room.

  • Beautyworld Japan
  • Beautyworld Japan
  • Beautyworld Japan
  • Beautyworld Japan
  • Beautyworld Japan
  • Beautyworld Japan

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.

- Mitsubishi Chemical Cleansui Corporation.
1-11-2 Osaki, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 141-0032 JAPAN

- Couleur Labo Co., Ltd.
HIgashiginza 313 3-13-19 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061 JAPAN

- 3R Corporation.
3-2-40 Asaka, Otawara City, Tochigi Prefecture 324-0043 JAPAN

- Yamato Co., Ltd..
1-6-3 Saidaijikunimicho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture 631-0823 JAPAN

- Medical Sknow Co., Ltd.
1-11-13 Hikarimachi, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture 732-0052 JAPAN

- Space Good Time Co., Ltd.
2-3-2 Hatchobori, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0032 JAPAN

- Nihon Kiatsu Bulk Kogyo Co., Ltd.
3-20-2 Yahata, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture 422-8076 JAPAN

Lacquerware Without the Wood

Japanese lacquerware, known as urushi nuri, is thought to date back to prehistoric times. Although there are different regional styles, it has remained fundamentally the same. For this traditional-with-a-twist installment of "+Style" we'll visit an inventive craftsman who's trying something with lacquer that's never been done before.

Lacquerware Without the Wood

In Aichi Prefecture, about 300 kilometers west of Tokyo, nestled among the rice paddies, is a very special workshop. The man working there is lacquerware artisan Hisayoshi Muto. He produces many amazing creations, including some rather uniquely shaped cups, but their interesting form is just the beginning. They are made using his own patent-pending process that's never been seen anywhere in the world before now. The cups are actually all lacquer, there's no wood or other material underneath, which gives the cups some springiness to the touch. The process actually starts with a water-resistant paper cup, which is crumpled and then gradually coated with lacquer. Many coatings must be applied to yield the final beautiful result, with time for drying required between each one. It takes about 20 days in total to complete this one-of-a-kind combination of innovation and tradition.

  • Lacquerware Without the Wood
  • Lacquerware Without the Wood
  • Lacquerware Without the Wood
  • Lacquerware Without the Wood
  • Lacquerware Without the Wood
  • Lacquerware Without the Wood

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.

- Thin.
141 Gonosancho, Yatomi City, Aichi Prefecture 498-0012 JAPAN

The Luxury of Sound

When it comes to ultra-high-end home audio equipment, the turntable and amplifier system we're featuring in this high-fidelity edition of our "Special Report" must be at the top of the Japanese spectrum. It combines some decidedly unusual materials with exquisite Japanese craftsmanship to create an audiophile's dream come true.

CS Port is a small start-up manufacturing audio equipment located in picturesque Toyama Prefecture. It's president, Mr. Toshimichi Machino, after working in management for a maker of electronic components, founded this company three years ago. They specialize in high-end audio equipment, and their latest record player is turning heads in the Japanese audiophile community. It has three main features. The first is the turntable’s base, which is a 40kg piece of granite, then there's the stainless-steel platter that weighs 27kg, and finally the system that pumps out air to make the heavy platter float freely. The stone base and platter are milled and polished to almost perfectly flat surfaces. The space between the two components varies by just 10 and 20 microns. The company also makes amazing vacuum-tube amps to go with it. Can you really put a price on such amazing audio?

  • The Luxury of Sound
  • The Luxury of Sound
  • The Luxury of Sound
  • The Luxury of Sound
  • The Luxury of Sound
  • The Luxury of Sound
  • The Luxury of Sound
  • The Luxury of Sound

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.

- CS Port Co., Ltd.
1-1-18 Nishinakanomachi, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture 939-8084 JAPAN

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