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Do you recognize the name Keisuke Unosawa (鵜野沢啓祐)? If not, you're about to find out all about this fascinating man. Unosawa is a creative director and designer who was born in Tokyo in 1964. He worked for Katsumi Komagata (駒形克己) before going freelance in 1987. His success was preceded...

There are so many great fashion designers in Japan but one of the most inspirational of these designers goes by the name Issey Miyake. He is popular for using new technology in creating innovative textiles and designs stemming from both Western and Eastern influences. He is not only a...

Most of you who live outside Japan probably have standard or even boring-looking credit cards. But what does it matter? They're are just credit cards, right? Japan has a different idea, as they do not neglect even the little things which we normally would not think require fancy designs....

Have you ever seen Japanese traditional ribbons before? These are called "mizuhiki" in Japanese. It is a form of art which uses special cords which are twisted to form various kinds of objects and shapes. These are commonly used for decorating celebratory gift envelopes. Let's find out how it...

A new year means a new way of traveling and some new adventures. There will probably be many people going to Japan in 2016. To have the best accommodation, it is a good idea to seek a place with superb Japanese hospitality. One of these great accommodations is situated...

Tokyo is undeniably one of the most exciting cities when one takes into consideration its unique and vibrant art scene. Therefore, what better way to spend your time in Tokyo than to explore the various exhibitions on display this Fall/Winter season? Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhat mori.art.museum/ Art lovers in Tokyo have...

The 30th annual Tokyo Design Week kicked off on Saturday 24th October 2015. If you love to see new product design and art - or you simply want to experience a wonderful afternoon full of creative exhibits and shops, it’s a special event you will never forget. Located at Meiji...

Like many other things in Japan, ‘furoshiki’(風呂敷) has survived many centuries. Literally translated meaning ‘bath cloth’, it almost went forgotten after WW2. furoshiki-shoes.jp/ Since the convenient bag/wrapping/decoration cloth got mostly replaced by plastic bags, it only experienced a revival in the new millennium with Japanese artists modernising it and trying...

The design firm Nendo led by the Maison & Objet Designer of the Year Sato Oki, with the concept of "Giving people a small "!" moment" through their designs, back in 2007, Nendo created chocolate-pencils as a collaboration project with the Japanese patisserie Tsujiguchi Hironobu. Chocolate-pencils nendo.jp/ The world famous patisserie...

Japan is one of those countries where there is a high level of conformity, it's visible everywhere. From a very young age, the concept of fitting in and being one of the group is ingrained into young minds. Author's photo My style Author's photo But, this doesn't apply to everyone! There are a...

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