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10 Japanese Nail Art Designs to Try This Summer

 

10 Japanese Nail Art Designs to Try This Summer

Time for a lighthearted post because there’s no shortage of distressing news at the moment. It’s been more than a year since I’ve visited my favorite nail salon, Goldy, and I’m daydreaming of when/how I’ll get my nails done. Until then, here’s a collection of 10 Japanese nail art designs to try this summer. I chose 10 different themes with several design variations.

1. Matsuri

Matsuri means “festival” in Japanese, and these designs represent what I love most about summer in Japan: Bon odori, my favorite local evethe annual Edogawa Goldfish Festival, fabulous fireworks displays, and the song, “Matsuri,” by Saburo Kitajima. That song just screams, “summer in Japan,” even when it’s being performed on New Year’s Eve during NHK’s Kohaku television special.

 

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2. Tropical Getaway

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we might not get to visit any far-flung tropical destinations this summer, but a girl can still dream, right? These designs make me think of vacationing in an exotic location —  minus the long flight and transfers required to get there.

 

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3. Blue Jean

I’ve always been a fan of Japanese rock group, GLAY, but it was summer 2004, when I first came to Japan, that really cemented my love for the group. The song, “Blue Jean” was everywhere, and listening to it 16 (!!!) years later, brings back so many memories, including when I was even forturnate enough to see GLAY live twice during my study abroad year in Japan.

 

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4. Ready To Glow

Neon nails are a trend I’ve always wanted to try. I love the simplicity of neon tips and how a clear top coat accentuates a healthy nail bed.

 

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5. Just Desserts

Poolside drinks, sundaes, and ice cream floats are just a few delicious ways to stay cool during the summer. What’s your guilty pleasure?

 

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6. Ariel’s Playground

You can‘t have summer in Japan without Tokyo Disney Sea! These designs remind me of the castle and caverns at Ariel’s Playgroungd, the baby and toddler OK playarea at Tokyo Disney Sea. Think “She Sells Seashells By The Seashore” with a cameo by Princess Ariel!

 

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7. Golden Hour

These designs capture Golden Hour, those precious minutes right before sunset that give your photos an incredible glow. To me, golden hour represents all those tiny moments of laughter and joy during the summer that result in memories that last a lifetime.

 

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8. Fruits Paradise

I’ve always made sure to stock up on Vitamin C skincare products for a glowing complexion when summer comes around. But, these fruity designs show that Vitamin C isn’t just for the face!

 

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9. Deep Sea Blue

I love waking up early on a summer morning to explore the beaches of northern Ibaraki with my dog. I love the feel of sand between my toes,  the sea foam tickling at my ankles, the scent of salty sea breeze and sound of the waves crashing against the shore. These designs represent everything I love about the beach and how calming watching the waves can be.

 

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10. Sunflowers

Roaming through a sunflower field might not happen this year, so why not let your fingertips satisfy your wanderlust! These bright, sunny petals are sure to bring a bit of summer joy to your day.

 

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For more on Japanese nail art, be sure to check out these posts:

An In-Depth Look at Gel Nail Art in Japan: FAQ

Want to Try Gel Nails in Tokyo? Visit Goldy!

Nail Art Interview With Lifestyle Blog Lookvine

10 Japanese Nail Art Designs to Try This Summer

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