By Kjeld Duits

Tokyo Street Fashion

May 31 2003: Over the past few years we have seen increasing numbers of American and European fashion designers, in-house designers, merchandisers, and so on coming to Tokyo because of their acute interest in what is happening here.

Barbara Tanaka: I’m desparately looking for the name of a Japanese clothing magazine that has directions on making a basic cardboard pattern for designing my own clothes. Can someone help me?
aiwo: if have any thing simple and nice … send me a email. . thks
jessie: i am doing a report about the style and fashion in tokyo…please email me more pictures and info on the fashion in tokyo

Romance on the Streets

May 01 2003: Crescendo Time Lover is very easy to find on the streets of Osaka. Wherever they perform they tend to draw the largest crowds, even when nearby heavy metal bands all but drown them out.

Sex, Violence and Funny Jokes

Apr 01 2003: The work of Japanese Illustrator Tsutomu Nagashima (1974), known on the streets as Keroman, at first seems disturbing and confusing.

100% Pure Osaka Street Funk

Mar 01 2003: True funk in front of Osaka’s largest train station


Fashion Hoax Fools People Worldwide

Feb 21 2003: Thousands of people worldwide are being fooled by a clever fashion hoax which plays on people’s secret desires.

Kjeld Duits: This one still floats around. Almost every month I receive enquiries.
Jessica: So the real question is: who’s going to actually produce these skirts, now that we know they’re not real, but wanted?
rebecca: I was looking forward to wearing it to work (Im in sales for the Better Business Bureau!) to bad its not real. I would have bought one in every color.

Fashion Hoax Japan: see through skirts

More Fun on the Computer

Feb 02 2003: Hideki Itoh is not a street artist like the other artists that are introduced on these pages. He is obviously more matured, but his art is also not traditional street art.

Japanese Emoticons

Jan 02 2003: Emoticons are everywhere these days. They are handy, cool, fun, and cute. Japan’s emoticons are super cool. They look like little manga and are preprogrammed into each and every mobile phone

<(^o^)>: lol they went wrong!
Kjeld Duits: Thanks, dosankodebbie. Aren’t they super cool?
dosankodebbie: Followed your link from Twitter. Am familiar with a lot of these, but found some new ones. So fun!

Japanese Emoticons

"I am Not an Artist..."

Jan 02 2003: Artist Sayaka Adachi’s women are emotionless, almost sulky. Their eyes stare straight ahead into emptiness.

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