Jun 30 2009: I am always on the lookout for stuff that is cool, beautiful, fun, wacky or attracts my attention in some other way. Recently I found three that just made me smile.
Jun 29 2009: We are in the middle of the Rainy Season in Japan. Umbrella time! I often use the cheap vinyl ones that you buy at convenience stores. They are cheap, but impossible to distinguish from other umbrellas. Now there is a fix!
Jun 17 2009: J-pop trio Girl Next Door‘s new single Infinity has a great video with brightly colored flair skirts over black petticoats. They look incredibly cute.
Jun 15 2009: I went shooting again in Tokyo’s Harajuku. The rain limited the opportunities somewhat, but I still found some cool people.
Jun 08 2009: Some 90 stores at Tokyo’s Laforet Harajuku are selling specially designed ECO Bags until June 21. JAPANESE STREETS found quite a few cool ones. Here is a selection:
Jun 07 2009: Hair bands are usually worn high on the head, but since about last year an increasing number of Japanese women wear them on the forehead. Shades of 1960s hippiedom.
Jun 06 2009: I took photographs of some Takuya Angel goodies when I visited his shop in Harajuku a while back. Never got to posting them. But, here they are now. Cool stuff!
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