Hatsuki Furutani

Nail artist

I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.

Ms. Furutani’s nail art is like watercolor painting. Ten nails create a story that fascinates viewers. She says, “When I’m doing nail art, I’m inspired by my customers. While I take care of their nails, I spend a long enough time to learn about their work, love life, family, and hobbies. I search for what each customer expects from her nails and what might inspire her most. In fact, my nail art is a collaboration with my customer.” She also notes, “The moment of the first brush stroke determines the entire design. This moment really thrills me and I feel exhilarated, “This is kawaii!” To me, this amazing moment is an encounter with breathtaking design. My nail art is the result of pursuing such kawaii design.”

hatsuki furutani - salon works

2077
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I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Idol
アイドル
Iced coffee
アイス珈琲
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Chopsticks
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Yakatabune
屋形船
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Awamori
泡盛
Shuri Castle
首里城
Mango
マンゴー
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Japan
Dekirukana
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Japan
Final Fantasy VI
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Mizuura Mikuji
水占みくじ
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Japanese sake
日本酒
WASABI
山葵
WHISKY
ウイスキー
SOBA
蕎麦
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
YAYOI KUSAMA
MANABU IKEDA
Nerhol
TABAIMO
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
JUDO
柔道
SHODO
書道
KENDO
剣道
NOH
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工