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DESIGN FESTA - Tokyo's Celebration of Creativity - PART 1

Asia’s largest art event rules over Tokyo for two days

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JAPANESE STREETS went to visit the 41st Design Festa at Tokyo Big Sight. Over 10,000 artists exhibit, buy and sell work at this gigantic art event. Design Festa is held two times a year, so if you missed this one, start saving for the next one later this year!

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Also check out our coverage of the previous Design Festas:

Design Festa Nov 2013!
Design Festa May 2014 DAY 1
Design Festa May 2014 DAY 2

THE ART

Teiso April 2002 — three friends who create cute illustrations of young women.

Mirai Mizue is an animation director who also creates very detailed almost psychedelic illustrations.

Shigeyoshi Tsukahara creates anime and has released three main ones. He calls his creations “Japanese Steampunk.”

HexeÄuge is the brand of artist Ayako Ashizawa. She creates illustrations, accessories and extremely cute ears. She sells them online and ships abroad.

TOMO creates very modern illustrations in prime colors.

Nouzui Hakase creates a bizarre world of characters pulled from a Showa Era (1924-1989) Japan.

HIDDEN DOLL is the brainchild of Japanese designer Hazure. With the help of her model Taki, she photographs a wonderful imaginary dreamworld.

Modelica creates a wide variety of both street style and elegant hats.

candynoir is an old favorite.

machu kutsu enriches the world with a selection of playful footwear.

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Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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I would LOVE to buy those prints! Especially the beautiful ones of the amputees.

Yoel
May 23, 2015 (822 days ago)

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