Aug 19 2009: Folding fans, or sensu, were invented in Japan some 1300 years ago. Air conditioners have been unable to defeat them. On the contrary, modern Japanese artists and designers gratefully embrace these elegant suppliers of cool.
Aug 12 2009: Japan consumes 25 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks a year. Slowly these bland tree eaters are being replaced. Sleek, eco friendly and uniquely styled personal chopsticks are winning over hearts and restaurant tables.
Aug 05 2009: TokyoMade has rummaged through Tokyo’s stylish wardrobe this week to pull out some of the funkiest t-shirts. A snapshot of high temperature fashion in the city.
Jul 26 2009: Thirty years ago the video game Pac-Man was launched. It soon ruled the world. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, UNIQLO has collaborated with six Japanese and international artists to create some very cool limited edition t-shirts.
Jul 24 2009: Japan’s Yahoo Shopping last year December listed 10 products that Yahoo members just couldn’t resist. Although totally unrelated to fashion, I have been wanting to share this list with you for quite a while.
Jul 20 2009: It has been a while since I last shot in Osaka’s Minami-Horie, so I went to my usual hang-out in this trendy fashion area to look for the latest trends.
Jul 20 2009: Hats have never really been away as the Japanese love their head wear, but Panama and Fedora style hats are back big time this year.
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 3 comments
Last year, Israel’s famous Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art exhibited over 100 of JAPANESE STREETS photographs 4 comments