Ueba Esou Turns Scallop Shells Into Nail Polish Of Vibrant Colors


Ueba Esou turns scallop shells into nail polish of vibrant colorsFounded more than two and a half centuries ago, paint shop Ueba Esou specializes in colors for traditional Japanese paintings.
Using the expertise it has developed since 1751, the shop has refined a nail polish made with “gofun,” a pigment made from powdered scallop shells, which generates a beautiful glossy shine.

“Because it can be removed with rubbing alcohol, it is easy to use and well-received by customers of all generations,” said Yumiko Nishimura, shop manager.

In response to customers who want to swiftly apply nail polish before they go out and quickly remove it when they come back, Ueba Esou released a new line of the Gofun Nail polish in February. Intended for one-day use, the convenient polish can be removed without rubbing alcohol. The Gofun Nail beauty product comes in 38 varieties.

Address: 579 Torocho, Higashinotoin-dori Takatsuji-sagaru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto.

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Visit the official website at (http://www.gofun-worldwide.com/).