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  • Isehan-Honten Museum of Beni
  • Isehan-Honten Museum of Beni
  • Isehan-Honten Museum of Beni
  • Isehan-Honten Museum of Beni

Isehan-Honten Museum of Beni

伊勢半本店 紅ミュージアム

Latest Info

  • Multilingual Staff
    English
  • Foreign Language Pamphlets
    English
  • Accepted Credit Cards
    Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express, JCB

Description

Isehan Honten is a cosmetics manufacturer founded at Nihonbashi in Edo(Tokyo) in 1825.
Back in the old days, rouge has been refered to as Beni made from safflower. Women have been coloring their lips with glossy Beni for centuries, but the art of producing this alluring red color has nearly died out due to changing social needs, as well as the decline of Beni manufacturers. Isehan Honten is the only company in Japan that has been following the ancient Japanese Beni manufacturing method since its founding in the Edo period. The craftsmanship of producing Beni has been handed down orally to the heirs of the craftsmen. Komachi Beni, which we still have today, is a traditional rouge with an iridescent green glow, which is achieved through a painstaking process and exquisite craftsmanship.
At the Isehan-Honten Museum of Beni, the history of Beni, the manufacturing process, Edo-period makeup culture and customs are exhibited in the exhibition room. You can try out or even purchase the products in the salon.
See, touch, and learn about Beni. Come to the museum and explore the traditional world of captivating Beni that has been coloring our lives in Japan.

Location Information

  • Address

    K's Minamiaoyama building 1F, 6-6-20, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062

  • Nearest Station
    Omotesando Station
    ・ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
    Exit B1
    12 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    03-5467-3735
  • Hours
    Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed
    Monday
    *New Year’s holiday*Closes the following day when a regular closing day and national holiday coincide*Closed other days as set by facility
  • Public Site
    Official Site
  • Multilingual Staff
    English
  • Foreign Language Pamphlets
    English
  • Accepted Credit Cards
    Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express, JCB

Further Facilities & Services

  • Children Allowed
  • Washroom: available

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