Beni – A Color Fascinates People Throughout the Ages
Beni is the minute amount of red pigment contained in safflower petals. Beni has charmed people with its vivid color and, since ancient times, been used in dyes and makeup goods, as well as paint, medicine, symbols to dispel evil, and much, much more.
Since our foundation in 1825, Isehan Honten has adopted a particular method to faithfully continue producing Komachi-beni, a rouge which has an iridescent green glow said to be proof of its high quality. Moreover, at our Beni Museum, visitors can try Komachi-beni for themselves, as well as learn about the history and culture of Beni and Japanese makeup tradition at our permanent exhibition.
An introduction of what Beni actually is and its significance for Japanese people.
Information on “Komachi-beni,” Japanese traditional rouge dating back to the Edo period.
The only museum where visitors can learn about the art of making Beni, and Japanese makeup history and culture through permanent exhibition.
Here you can understand and learn about Beni, as well as experience its beauty firsthand. Anyone is able to try applying Beni[Free].
Free (except special exhibitions)
Closed on Sunday and Monday