Japan is the country of old history and rich traditions. The art as especially developed in this part of the world and was distinguished by originality. Due to the isolation of the Japanese islands from the continent, Japanese art was not influenced much by the other cultures. Japanese artists always endeavor to reveal the language of senses and feelings - but not only the simple action. From ancient time, the artists illustrated the things that they could see around them in a special manner on paper, wood, metal, stone, and so on. Today, the new tendencies in modern art led to the appearing of a special trend - nail art that is very popular in Japan. Japanese nail art has taken a lot of ideas from traditional Japanese painting, and it reflects the rich fantasy of the Japanese nail masters and their skills as artists.
Because of the great popularity of Japanese nail art in the world, there are several famous nailists whose works are remarkable, and their names are now well-known in the world of fashion. Michiko Matsushita, for example, is the most famous nail master and designer. She has her own nail salon in Tokyo, which opened in 2000, and is famous mostly due to her participation in the international contests of professional nailists. In Japan, such contests are held regularly.
Japanese nail art includes many trends and styles that are popular today. For example, the design may include elements of Japanese nail calligraphy and painting, applications, piercing, etc. Adornments may be variable: feathers, boats, precious jewels and many more. Japanese nailists apply them with the utmost accuracy and carefulness, while special new materials also help. It is also fashionable in Japan to wear artificial nails, because not all the women can have durable and long nails. Artificial nails are made of the basis of nail sculpturing using special japanese nail tips or forms, that can be covered by acryl or gel - special materials for nail sculpturing. They are hardened and look like natural nails. If the nails are long enough, Japanese nail artists have a great many possibilities for the expression of fantasy.
Nail care is also the main task for Japanese nailists. There is a special type of manicure called Japanese manicure that was invented in the Country of the Sunrise. This type of manicure, that is close to the SPA technology, is applied by many nail salons for hand skin care, that makes the nails not only beautiful, but healthy, too. The hands are put in the bath with mineral substances, while for cuticle softening nailists use special vegetable oils. After this procedure, the nails are covered by a coat that is manufactured on the basis of bamboo, minerals, or pearls that, make the nails shine. The relaxing massage is applied with aroma additives from jasmine or other flowers. As a result the nail becomes well cared for, the hand skin - soft and healthy.
Thus, Japanese nail art and nail care have gained a great popularity in the world and are used as a basis by many nailists. New research from Japanese scientists continues to give modern materials and cosmetic products that take care of hands and nails and help to keep the health.