La Casta Minamo Sakura Hair Set
La Casta’s spring limited edition shampoo and conditioner are scented with sato-zakura cherry blossom extract for beautiful, soft and moist hair that can “flow freely with the spring breeze.” Buy at drugstores or cosmetic stores across Japan.
Aqua Savon Sakura Floral Fragrance
A beautiful cherry blossom bubble fragrance that will leave anything you spray it on smelling like a beautiful spring day. Buy at Loft, Plaza or other cosmetic stores across Japan.
M.A.C. Boom, Boom, Bloom
M.A.C.’s new spring collection includes sakura-inspired eyeshadow palette, highlighter, sakura-scented prep spray and lip products in light pink and brown colors perfect for the season. Buy at all M.A.C. stores in Japan from March 15 and online from March 12.
SkinVill Hot Cleansing Gel
This new product contains four different sakura extracts which leave your skin soft, glowing and perfectly moist. Scented with cherry blossom fragrance, this is the perfect product for a refreshing way to start and end the day. Buy at drugstores, cosmetic stores across Japan or online.
Estee Lauder Skin Activating Lotion with Sakura Ferment
Estee Lauder’s new sakura lotion supports the skin from damage, adds a bright and transparent shine and adjusts skin texture by eliminating pores. Buy online, at department stores across Japan or Estee Lauder shops.
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Source: Trends in Japan
East meets West. Old meets new. These are cliches but it’s a fact nonetheless that Japan produces plenty of inventive examples of this intermingling.
We recently reported the release of the Samurai C-3PO Action Figure, a brilliant mash-up that reimagines the Star Wars droid as a Sengoku-era warrior.
Another example can be found in the world of ornamental dolls and armor sets put on display to celebrate Children’s Day each May. Yoshitoku, the centuries-old maker of such “yoroi” armor sets and warrior display dolls, has turned to American pop culture to spice up its catalog. It previously produced two Darth Vader items that were inevitably awesome.
Now it has moved from George Lucas to DC Comics. The Batman Samurai Warrior Display Doll and Batman Yoroi Samurai Armor Display Set originally refigure the Caped Crusader as a Japanese samurai. The results are superbly crafted and visually unique collector’s items.
Like the Samurai C-3PO, famed character sculptor Takayuki Takeya was involved in helping to realize the details, which include Batman motifs in the sword hilt, helmet, belt, and wall screen.
This is the samurai display figure/doll.
Here is the yoroi armor set.
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