fashion

Remembering David Bowie and His Strong Connections to Japan

The lyrics “like some cat from Japan” from “Ziggy Stardust” are a clear indication of Bowie`s loving fascination with the land of the rising sun. Bowie, who tragically passed away Sunday, January 10th, was an international icon, finding home not only in the UK where he was born, but Germany where he recorded some of…

Check Out This 3D Printed Dress from Japan

3D printers are the latest craze, and of course, people have already been thinking about ways to maximize its uses. One of these ways is to use 3D printing technology to revolutionize the fashion industry in the near future. Not only is it a new, exciting way to design clothes, it can also produce the…

Check Out these 4 Weird and Wacky Japanese Bra Inventions

It is not an exaggeration to say that Japan is the land of crazy inventions from hybrid cars to cozy lingerie inventions, Japan goes the extra mile. In the case of bra inventions, there are literally bras for every occasion in Japan and some of the crazier versions you may never have heard of. So…

3 Sites to Stay Up-to-Date with Japan’s Quirky Street Fashion Trends

Nowadays, street fashion in Japan is a big deal, it’s not just a group of Lolita and cosplay fans anymore. The variety of street style, especially in Tokyo can be quite different from other cultures with its individuality and uniqueness. Sometimes, it may be difficult for tourists to keep up to date with the latest…

Shimokitazawa: A Tokyo Town of Fashion and Festivals

One of the trendsetting places for youngsters in Japan is located on the west side of Tokyo. A small town known as “Shimokitazawa,” also called “Shimokita,” is popular among the younger crowd and trendy people. It is well-known for having small independent shops, live houses, bars, cafes and theaters. It has very narrow alleys which…

“Hangover Makeup” : Looking Drunk is Japan’s New Makeup Trend

You have probably seen this look sported by some Japanese idols but you were likely thinking “Yikes, she had too much blush on. Did she herself not notice it? She should sue her makeup artist!” when you saw it. However, the makeup is not a mishap by the makeup artist. It was done on purpose…

3 Shops to Give you a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Makeover!

It’s no doubt that many people Japanese or not, admire the Harajuku fashion that Princess of Japanese Pop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu flaunts. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has made a number of collaborations with different stores in the past featuring the style and it’s no wonder she’s one of the most iconic people who comes to mind…

Women’s Fashion and the Transformation from Kimono to Today’s Crazy Trends

Fashion has always been a vital part of everyone’s daily life, especially in Japan, where it is described as one of the biggest fashion centers of the world, where many styles are born, both high-class and street-style. So do you wonder how Japan can be so diverse, and yet have the perfect sense of fashion…

Try your Shopper’s Luck with Fukubukuro (Lucky bags) this Winter!

Do you consider yourself a person with luck on your side? If you do, then that’s great! There are many things in Japan where you can test that luck. Sadly, this article won’t be about your luck in playing the pachinko game though. From the first of the new year to about a week long,…

Splatoon, Nintendo’s Most Fashionably “Japanese” Game

Nintendo, a company that has been putting smiles on the faces of everyone since the 1980s, has consistently remained as the main contributor to the game industry by creating gaming’s most beloved intellectual properties. Regardless of your age you must have heard or even played incarnations of many Nintendo’s franchises, such as Super Mario Brothers,…