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
Jan 02 2003: Artist Sayaka Adachi’s women are emotionless, almost sulky. Their eyes stare straight ahead into emptiness.
Jan 01 2003: Apple’s Switch commercials are adored by some, hated by others. But the people that love these ads, love them bad.
Dec 02 2002: Japanese producers of sweets and candy often pack their goodies with little presents, so-called o-make. These o-make regularly become the one and only reason to buy the candy.
Dec 01 2002: Takashi Nishimura (1973) is often compared with illustrator Mori Chack. Amazingly, the two do share a lot.
Nov 01 2002: In the mid 90’s, Japanese photographer Shoichi Aoki decided he should document the wildly dressed teenagers that roamed the streets of Harajuku in Tokyo. He started publishing FRUITS, and never looked back.
Nov 01 2002: The character Gloomy the Bear is the most horrible nightmare you can ever fall in love with
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