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Find Out About Ishoku Hada, a Bold and Eye-catching New Fashion Trend in Japan!

It is no surprise that new fashion trends keep on sprouting in Tokyo. In 2017, another trend hit the neighborhoods of the capital city. Insanely bright and colorful painted skin is now considered a form of self-expression and is becoming increasingly popular. This new fashion trend is known as ‘Ishoku Hada’, which literally means unique…

Japanese Street Fashion: What Is the ‘Decora’ Style and How Does It Look?

As some people already know, there are many diverse street fashion styles that exist in Japan. For people outside of the country, they might find some of the fashion styles quite unusual, but they have many dedicated followers out there that think of it as a passion – a lifestyle even. One of the most…

Summertime in Japan is good for Outdoor Dining!

It’s summertime in Japan! Of the many things to look forward to is outdoor dining. Because the seasons are very strictly observed in this country, you will find that outdoor dining is difficult to come by, even during the warmer spring days. Most restaurants won’t open their rooftops and patios to their customers until May.…

Jazz Cafes: Totally Japanese

Japanese people are open-minded music lovers who readily adapt foreign music cultures into their own. One genre that gained particular traction in Japan is Jazz. Of course, as most foreign imports go, the way people in Japan consumes Jazz in their own country evolves to something unique to their own country. One such example of…

Top 5 LGBT Events in Tokyo

There are many ways for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender) to party, meet people, or get into the subculture of LGBT in Tokyo. Since approximately 5% of the country’s population is LGBT, that is a total of about 6 million people, more and more gay-related events are being held. For comparison: Tokyo’s 23 Ward…

The Gay Subculture in Tokyo

If you are gay, you do not need to worry, at least if you live in Tokyo! The famous red light district Shinjuku Nichome will not disappoint you. Soon after World War II, the neighbourhood of the already famous Kabukicho started gathering bars, that focused on gay clientele. Shinjuku Nichome, that’s Area 2 of Shinjuku…