KODO NISHIMURA

KODO
NISHIMURA

BUDDHIST MONK /
MAKEUP ARTIST

Let your heart be the
torch, follow where it
directs you.

KODONISHIMURA

I am an artist who liberates people. The change in your heart is my art.

I am an artist who liberates people. The change in your heart is my art.

Kodo Nishimura is a Buddhist monk and a makeup artist born in Tokyo in 1989. He graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York. After graduating, he started to thrive as a makeup artist, working behind the scenes of Miss Universe and NY Fashion Week. In 2015, Kodo trained to be a monk and was certified by the Pure Land school. He rose to fame following his appearance in Queer Eye: We're in Japan. He spoke at the United Nations Population Fund, Yale University, and Stanford University as an LGBTQ activist, which attracted wide coverage on the likes of CNN and the BBC. He was selected by TIME magazine as a Next Generation Leader. His book This Monk Wears Heels is available in February 2022. His mission is to empower all people sharing Buddhist wisdom with a touch of makeup.

僧侶 / メイクアップアーティスト - 西村 宏堂

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This Monk Wears Heels

This Monk
Wears Heels

BE WHO YOU ARE

Kodo Nishimura rose to fame following his appearance in Queer Eye: We're in Japan. Now this celebrity make-up artist and ordained Buddhist monk shares his unique and practical guide to positivity and self-acceptance. Readers will learn from the author's path to self-love and resilience and modern take on Buddhist teachings.

Published on 2022 by Watkins Publishing

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