Japanese fashion

Get Immersed In the World of Japanese Haute Couture

When it comes to designer brands and exclusive clothing, french and Italian brands such as Chanel, Dior, Valentino or Armani would be the first to think of. With Paris being the fashion centre of the world, looks are rarely directed to Asia. Bur surprisingly there are more haute couture brands in Japan that you expected,…

Have You Ever Wanted to Become ’More Japanese’? Here are Seven Tips!

Japan is a country like no other. Of course, every nation is unique and different. But Japan just seems a lot more different than the rest! From bizarre rules and crazy entertainment shows to unique cuisine and distinctive style, people are fascinated with Japan and its people. In recent years, the term ‘Japanophile’ has been…

Shop Kawaii! Get That Japanese Style in Harajuku

If you’re in Tokyo and you are looking for splashes of color, hop on a train and make your way to Takeshita-dori in Harajuku – where you’ll see the most colourful people and their equally captivating style. Aside from crepes, Harajuku is a proud melting pot of style. Japan street style is often described with…

11 Tidbits About Living in Japan

This article will be about some quirks and observations I made while living in Japan. Life in Japan How do I even begin to describe what it’s like to live in Japan? It is an experience. It engulfs you and is zealous. Every moment of every day is filled with new discoveries, cultural differences and…

Kimono and Yukata For Everybody

Kimono Women (seijin-no-hi kimono) jp.fotolia.com/ Men (Hakama) Kimono is a traditional Japanese full-length robe, it is worn the most during special occasions such as weddings and tea ceremonies. We can see a lot of people wearing kimono, for example, during ‘seijin-no-hi’ (Coming of Age Day), to celebrates and to congratulate those who have reached the…

Harajuku, Tokyo: The Cosplay and Fashion Capital of the Universe!

What comes to mind when you think of Japanese fashion? You might say that you think of the Japanese yukata or kimono, a beautiful traditional modest dress featuring various colors and patterns, often accompanied with a paper fan or an umbrella. Others might suggest the lolita fashion, the “bubblegum princess” look that often mixes with…