Christmas and New Year are over, so it's already time to look towards the next big public (and commercial) holiday: Valentine's Day. Regular readers will know that February 14th in Japan is a bit ...
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Back in 2012, Yusuke Oono was one of the winners of the You Face contest with a palm-sized, fan-style 3D picture book. Now Loftwork, the agency behind the original awards, has got together ...
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Occupying ground somewhere between design and urban anthropology, Tokyo Totem, A Guide to Tokyo is a newly released guidebook about Japan's capital city and ever-inspiring whirlpool of images and ...
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On November 13th, architect Kengo Kuma and Komatsu Seiren unveiled fa-bo, a three-floor office for the fabrics manufacturer in Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It is said to be the world's ...
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The Mewgaroo Hoodie has a special "pouch" for your kitten or cat to snuggle up with you. And even better, the hoodie turns you into a cat too!
The gentrification of east Tokyo continues with the opening of Bunka Hostel Tokyo in December. As we have already seen with the likes of hostel and "bar lounge" Nui and dining hub Mirror, the old ...
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Buy a piece of Japanese postwar design history and donate to a good cause by purchasing one of the items of furniture and fixtures from the Hotel Okura Tokyo. When the iconic Hotel Okura Tokyo ...
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Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has unveiled a new logo for the capital of Japan: &TOKYO ("and Tokyo"). The white ampersand mark, centered in a-red circle, is meant to form a kind of slogan: you add ...
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We've seen font-inspired eyeglasses, but this is a zipper-inspired font! Model and actress Ayami Nakajo has created a new "type" with Yuni Yoshida and Japanese zippers brand YKK that is not only ...
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Japan Trend Shop offers the most original lineup of Japanese products on the internet. From beauty gadgets to designer household items, cosmetics, food, pet products, and electronics... Something new for everyone!
The Furoshiki Shoes are just brilliant: a combination of old and new in the very best sort of way. These wrap-around sole footwear are designed by Masaya Hashimoto for Italian brand Vibram, ...
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Suntory, hoping to cash in on the Olympic buzz, had planned to give away 22 types of tote bags which they proudly advertised as being designed by Kenjiro Sano. The deal has been hit by fresh ...
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The 2020 Olympics is turning out to be one controversy after another. Granted, compared to the expensive debacle of the National Stadium -- to which the original architecture firm has also now hit ...
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Japan can often seem like a bookstore fan's dream come true. From T-Site in Daikanyama and Shonan to hipster faves like B&B (Beer and Book) in Shimokitazawa, the city is full of unusual and ...
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Transform into Monkey D. Luffy and Red-Haired Shanks with these brilliantly original skin-care face masks!
This article by Grigoris Miliaresis first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. Photo by no_typographic_man used under CC The original idea was to keep it as cheap as possible (we have a reputation to ...
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Over the weekend, Yamaha demonstrated that it doesn't just make keyboards and bikes. The "Two Yamahas, One Passion" exhibition at Roppongi Hills showcased prototype musical instruments and ...
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We recently featured a beautiful video featuring miniatures of traditional Japanese architecture and gardens. Well, here's the modern-day version! This is a contemporary Tokyo landmark in ...
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