Face packs are sheet-type masks soaked in beauty essence, which you put on your face to brighten and moisturize your skin. Recently “Art Masks”, face packs that look like a mask with a picture painted on them which still provides a skin-care effect, are becoming popular. The number of men who are interested in beauty is also increasing these days and unique art masks are being used by both men and women.
Art masks began to be popular when Kabuki Face Packs, which have the design of the unique makeup of the actors of Kabuki, a Japanese traditional performance art, started to be sold. It was made in hopes of letting people experience Japanese culture by easily changing themselves into a Kabuki actor.
The face masks with popular characters, such as Hello Kitty and Doraemon drawn on them are also popular. There are also a wide variety of kinds including ones that life-like, imitating characters from Japanese anime such as “Shingeki-no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)” and “Jojo-no Kimyo-na Boken (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)” and cute ones that change you into an animal such as a dog and a cat.
Most of these are less than 1,000 yen and available at drugstores in town and some are sold at household goods stores (such as TOKYU HANDS and LoFt) and shops in airports. Kabuki Face Packs are also sold at some of the theaters where Kabuki is performed. Anyone can easily enjoy it, it comes with a wide variety of designs and it is light, this is a perfect souvenir from Japan. Why not use these and enjoy them with your friends?