西村佳苗子 / Kanako Nishimura
WEST FURIE Hair & Make Founder / CEO
Japanese – native, English – basic
Kyoto Barber & Beauty College / Culver City Beauty College
Cosmetologist (Minister of Health, Kyoto Japan) / Cosmetologist (State of California Department of Consumer Affair)
Engaged in numerous period (1870’s-1950’s) dramas at studios in Kyoto.
Moved to Tokyo to work on films, TV dramas, theatrical productions, CFs, magazines, music videos in charge of hair & makeup.
In 1995, Worked with Dir. Kihachi Okamoto for his film“EAST MEETS WEST”starring Christopher Mayer, Hiroyuki Sanada,
Scott Bachicha as a hair & makeup artist.
In 1996, Participated as chief hair & make-up artist in Dir. Yoichi Higashi’s“Village of Dreams”(Berlin Int’l Film Festival Silver Bear Award) starring Mieko Harada.
In 1996, Given a chance to study in the United States as one of the upcoming artists in the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Acquired a cosmetology license in the state of California during her stay.
After returning to Japan >>>
In 2009, participated as a hair & makeup artist for Dir. Setsuro Wakamatsu’s Japan Academy Awards Best Picture Winning
“The Sun That Doesn’t Set”starring Ken Watanabe.
In 2012, participated as a hair & makeup artist for Dir. Tomoyuki Takimoto’s Japan Academy Awards Best Picture Winning “Hayabusa Harukanaru Kikan” starring Ken Watanabe.
In 2015, participated as a hair & makeup artist for Dir. Mamoru Oshii’s “The Next Generation Patlabor: Shuto Kessen” starring Toshio Kakei.
In 2016, participated as a hair & makeup artist in Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s“Creepy”starring Hidetoshi Nishijima.
Has been engaged as a hair and makeup artist in popular TV series “AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo”starring Yutaka Mizutani for years.
In 2012, participated as a hair & makeup artist in WOWOW’s National Arts Festival Award winning“Inseparable Souls: Fathers, Sons, and the Crash of JAL 123”starring Yusuke Iseya.