Intricately & creatively painted and sculptured nails complete with flowery rhinestones and lacy stick-ons (known as nail chips) are what Japanese Nail Art is all about. Nail Art has become a big part in Japanese Fashion for women (and some men too). It took a while for nail art to gain popularity in Japan until Japan Nail Association was formed. Veterans members of the Japan Nail Association have been working to promote the industry for the past 24 years. But it is only during the last decade that the industry has begun to boom and nail artists have made their mark on the Japanese fashion industry.
Nails became pieces of art at the Asia Nail Festival in Osaka held last July 12 & 13, 2009. It is a two-day event & the biggest nail trade show & competition in West Japan. Pls. come back for more pictures & infos about this very successful Nail Festival. For the meantime, here are samples of these cool Japanese Nail Art Fashion.