All Bought Up by Tokyo

Japanese artist Ayako Ookubo uses manga, surreal characters and symbols in her creations. Recently Ookubo was interviewed by Tokyo Art Beat about the t-shirt she designed for the site.

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When Tokyo artist Ookuba went abroad and wanted to buy something typical foreign, she was deeply disappointed. “You’d like this bag in a different color?” the American shop assistant told her, “Sorry, there are none left, they’ve all been bought up by people from Tokyo.” Ookubo used this as inspiration for the t-shirt she designed for Tokyo Art Beat

Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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Hey I can’t watch the videos, can you send me a link for the friend request to watch them please, thanks

Jun 5, 2011 (4495 days ago)

@Dakuro: Unfortunately, we didn’t put up this video ourselves and I have no connection with the person who did… I am unable to assist. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Kjeld Duits (author)
Jun 5, 2011 (4495 days ago)

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