Sep 30 2009: As most of you have already noticed, we uploaded over 170 photos of street fashion in Tokyo’s Harajuku and Osaka’s Nakazaki-cho in September.
Sep 23 2009: Supporting independent trends and straying from mainstream department store aesthetic, a new form of select shop is popping up in Tokyo.
Sep 02 2009: Gone are the days of simply folding small paper cranes on old school desks. Designers and artists are re-engineering the Japanese art of origami and bringing paper to life with urban graphics, 3D shapes and street designs.
Aug 29 2009: You know those square backpacks that Japanese elementary school students lug around? Cool! In Harajuku, you occasionally see somebody who has dug one from the depths of a closet and uses it as a supercool street fashion accessory.
Aug 29 2009: Japanese love their backpacks, there is a huge selection of backpacks in this country. I found a few on eBay store 2 Sweet Shop that are just as playful and fun as the ones that I photograph on the streets of Harajuku and Amerika Mura.
Aug 26 2009: Designers are reclaiming traditional Japanese kimono to create a new look: Kimono Chic.
Aug 25 2009: It is still hot Summer weather in Osaka, which is at about the same latitude as North Africa. It is visible on the streets in this city. Although Japanese are well-known for dressing a bit ahead of the next season, fashion here still worships the Summer.
The second part of this two part series focuses on the people at Design Festa 5 comments
The first part of this two part series focuses on the art at Design Festa 4 comments
Dorothy Vacance—one of Tokyo’s hidden gems—is offering really cute embroidered patches featuring traditional images of Japan 0 comments
One of Tokyo’s most important fashion and design exhibitions, rooms, took place again this week. JAPANESE STREETS picked a few favorites 2 comments
Last year, Israel’s famous Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art exhibited over 100 of JAPANESE STREETS photographs 4 comments