[252] クラブ

1930s

Outer box: 6.3 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm

Jar: ∅ 5.7 cm

Japan

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Remarks:

Club (known as “Club Cosmetics Co. Ltd.株式会社クラブコスメチックス” since 1971), originally known as Nakayama Taiyoudou (中山太陽堂, est. 1903 by Nakayama Taichi中山 太一  in 1903), was used as the company’s trade mark since 1905. Club was one of the big four in the cosmetics industry in Japan during Meiji era (明治 1868 – 1912). The twin girls illustration was used as its logo from the early days of the company and still can be found nowadays in its products, with a slightly modified version. The company based in Osaka has a museum of the company’s history, where you can find all products and related history. See more about Club Cosmetics Co. Ltd. at http://www.clubcosmetics.co.jp/. 

This product is called “衿白粉” (Eri Oshiroi) which is a kind of thick whitening powder used along neck. It was a unique item used in Japanese style make up and came into trend as early as 18th century. Today you can still find this in the make up of Geisha and traditional Japanese performers.

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