fashion

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Ranma ½ With This Unique Merchandise!

The gender-bender theme has been used so many times, especially in the genre of romantic comedy. The recent success of Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name represents the continuing popularity of this theme. One of the most famous gender-bender series back in the early 1990’s is Ranma ½ (Ranma Nibun-no-Ichi) . Serialized in 1987, this shonen manga…

Visiting Japan Soon? Here are 4 Unique Aspects of the Country to Keep in Mind

For a foreign tourist arriving in Japan, it can be quite a culture shock at first. Western tourists, in particular, may find they must adapt quite a lot to the local lifestyle. Many of the unique customs of Japan are very well known across the world, and no doubt the prepared tourist will know a…

Tailor-Made Clothes Could Be the Future of Fashion, Thanks to a Japanese Designer!

Fashion changes significantly over time. It’s a priority for some people while it isn’t for others. In Japan, a fashion designer has recently come up with the idea of revolutionising fashion by using digital technology to create mass produced made-to-measure clothes. Tailor-made clothes can be very expensive, and are usually only accessible to rich people.…

Welcome Summer With Limited-Edition Themed Accessories at This Event in Tokyo!

Atelier Senka (アトリエ染花) was opened in 1981 as a costume accessory shop. The corsages from Atelier Senka have been very popular amongst fashion designers in the industry as each one is hand-dyed and hand-crafted into a unique shape. The motto of the brand is to create flower decorations that are loved by people even when…

Fuel Your Creativity and Join the Biggest Art Festival in Tokyo This May!

DESIGN FESTA (デザインフェスタ) is an international event which is held for two consecutive days in Tokyo (東京). Anyone, regardless of age, nationality, and talent, can join the fun in order to encourage freedom of creative expression. This is considered to be the single largest art festival in Asia where you can see different performances, artistic…

Meet the Japanese Designer Behind Kaneki Ken’s Iconic Ghoul Mask

A 30-second trailer for Tokyo Ghoul’s (東京喰種トーキョーグール) live-action adaptation has been released. The movie is directed by Kentaro Hagiwara (萩原健太郎). The trailer introduces its main characters including Masataka Kubota (窪田正孝) as the human-turned-half-ghoul protagonist Kaneki Ken (金木研), Fumika Shimizu (清水富美加) as Toka Kirishima (霧嶋董香), Yu Aoi (蒼井優) as Rize Kamishiro (神代利世), Nobuyuki Suzuki (鈴木伸之) as…

TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION Gets Giant Inspiration from this Popular Anime!

Japan is often regarded as the mecca of anime culture as well as one of the worldwide centers of street style. In 2017, one can have the best of both worlds as a major fashion festival meets a popular anime for one “giant” collaboration. TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION will feature Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) for its…

The Top 10 Shopping Districts in Tokyo for Fashion Enthusiasts

Fashion has become synonymous with well-known places like France, Italy, and the US. These countries house the big names for haute couture and were the first to forward fashion as something more than just clothing. Any major fashion enthusiast would easily pick any of these places given the chance of a shopping spree. The contributions…

Into Thrift and Vintage Shopping? Check Out These 15 Stores in Harajuku

For many fashion enthusiasts, second-hand stores are treasure troves filled with pieces they can mix and match to achieve their preferred style. In Japan, there are a lot of second-hand stores to choose from to get your daily fix of unique Japanese fashion styles. travelience.com/ Harajuku (原宿), one of Tokyo’s (東京) main fashion districts, is…

All About Okinawan Fashion, Where to Buy Them, and New Fashion Trends

Okinawa (沖縄) is the southernmost part of Japan. Its temperature is hotter than any place in the country. Though people’s fashion here is quite different from the capital city, it still can be considered as one of the sites to bag a spot in high fashion. The country’s 127-million population even makes fashion more interesting.…
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