• 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

Isehan-Honten Museum of Beni

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  • Isehan-Honten Museum of Beni Exhibition room (Free admission)
    Japanese Culture

    Isehan-Honten Museum of Beni Exhibition room (Free admission) Until 30 June

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    • Dates 8 August 2018, 12:00AM - 30 June 2019, 11:59PM
    • Fees Free
    • Event Details 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.

      CLOSED : Mondays, during exhibition installations, and during the New Year's holiday period. (Except when a national holiday falls on Monday.
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