There are only a few more months left of the Heisei period, which will end when the current emperor abdicates and his son takes over. The era name will change to an as-yet undisclosed new one and, ...
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The lingerie brand Triumph International has paid tribute to the soon-to-end Heisei period with a bra, skirt, and boots set. Various elements in the clothing reference social and cultural changes ...
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The Maison Hermès Ginza store is already one of the architectural highlights of the capital, thanks to its impressive glass walls. Now the Hermès presence in Ginza just got better with the Hermès ...
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Renowned Japanese streetwear designer Hiroshi Fujiwara has chosen an unusual new brand for his later collaboration: Pokémon. The Nintendo franchise will team up with Fujiwara for the Thunderbolt ...
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Cheshire Cat, Red Queen, Mad Hatter skin-care masks
Leading Japanese fashion brand has launched one of the most unusual collaboration ranges of the year with the Ziploc x Beams Couture lineup. Yes, that Ziploc. The Ziploc of the plastic storage ...
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The Ganguro Cafe, which was a throwback tribute to gyaru fashion culture in Shibuya, will close on July 18th. Gyaru are practitioners of various types of fashion styles typically involving heavily ...
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The first tryvertising gel nail concept shop opened in Japan on December 13th. JellyNail is located in Daikanyama, the high-end retail district on the edge of Shibuya. Customers can drop in and ...
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Still searching for that special something? Need to surprise your friends and family? Don't worry, when it comes to unique gift items, Japan has you covered. Here is our selection of the 15 ...
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Pringles-flavored instant ramen noodles, or ramen-flavored Pringles? Yes, only in Japan!
Say goodbye to sizes. Japanese e-commerce platform ZOZOTOWN has released the fitting room of the future in ZOZOSUIT, which promises to be a revolutionary body measurement device. The ZOZOSUIT uses ...
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Tokyo Signs is a new series of products launched by our friends at Tokyo-based design and web development studio Bento Graphics. As any visitor or resident will attest, every alleyway or ...
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The fashion brand Stella McCartney has shot a stunning new promotional video in Japan. Directed by the fashion filmmaker Marie Schuller, the video advertises the Stella McCartney autumn-winter ...
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Psychic VR Lab, which operates the fashion virtual reality service STYLY, has teamed up with label chloma to create what is touted as the world's first mixed reality fashion event. Running from ...
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Weekly Shonen Jump custom box and 20 preloaded games in a console inspired by the original Japanese version of the Nintendo Entertainment System
When gravure idol (glamor model) Miyako Akane kickstarted a new body painting cosplay subculture back in June, certain sections of the web went nuts. While this is hardly a genuine trend -- a handful ...
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Everyone knows that Japan has a lot of dolls: from luxury silicone sex dolls to Licca-chan and Hinamatsuri Festival dolls. Kigurumi is a kind of cosplay or costume play where participants dress up ...
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The writer Manami Okazaki has carved out a solid name for herself in what are sometimes dismissively called "coffee-table books", but are at heart lovingly conceived and designed photo books or art ...
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