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Sukenobu and Japanese Art: Women in Imperial Kyoto

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Sukenobu and Japanese Art: Women in Imperial Kyoto Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The printmaker Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671-1750) was unusual by ukiyo-e standards because he was based in the imperial city of Kyoto and therefore he was an “outsider” in some ways. However, this fact also gave him more freedom to focus on his […]

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Tokyo and Osaka Fashion News: A Slice of Spain

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Tokyo and Osaka Fashion News: A Slice of Spain Hiroshi Saito and Jay Doggett Modern Tokyo Times Japan is internationally famous for luxury fashion and being accessible to a whole array of fashion trends. Mega cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya, and many others, are blessed with many buzzing fashion districts. The fashion angle […]

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Women in Imperial Kyoto Glimpsed Through the Art of Nishikawa Sukenobu

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Women in Imperial Kyoto Glimpsed Through the Art of Nishikawa Sukenobu Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Nishikawa Sukenobu was born in 1671 and until his death in the middle of the eighteenth century, this stunning artist opened up aspects of the role of women in Japanese society. Also, with Sukenobu being based in Kyoto then […]

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Tokyo Fashion News: Fred Segal to Consolidate in Japan

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Tokyo Fashion News: Fred Segal to Consolidate in Japan Hiroshi Saito and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Fred Segal opened its first flagship store in Japan last year and now it appears that 2014/2015 will be based on consolidating this hip brand. Indeed, the power of American fashion can be felt deeply within the backstreets […]

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Japan Tourism in Stunning Wakayama: Negoro-ji and Buddhism

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Japan Tourism in Stunning Wakayama: Negoro-ji and Buddhism Walter Sebastian and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture is a perfect place to visit for tourists who adore culture, architecture, the richness of Buddhism, the indigenous faith of Shintoism, stunning beaches, an amazing castle, and because of multiple other factors. Also, the closeness of […]

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Osaka Fashion News: Vibrant Shinsaibashi

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Osaka Fashion News and Vibrant Shinsaibashi Michel Lebon and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times The city of Osaka is a mega-city which appeals strongly to fashion lovers because you are spoilt for choice in this powerful part of Japan. Osaka needs to be fully recognized for its purchasing power and the vibrancy of its culture. […]

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Japanese Art and Ukiyo-e: Mons, Crests and Ronins

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Mons, Crests and Ronins by toshidama The next exhibition at the Toshidama Gallery is devoted to the great revenge drama of Japanese culture – the Chushingura – and other folklore heroes. To anyone familiar with ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints) – the great visual art of Japan – prints of the Chushingura are instantly recognisable. The subject […]

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Tokyo and Osaka Fashion News: Luxury Fashion in Japan

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Tokyo and Osaka Fashion News: Luxury Fashion in Japan Hiroshi Saito and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times The luxury fashion market in Japan is internationally famous because this country is known to consume more items than any other nation. This reality means that major cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya, Sendai, Yokohama, and many others, […]

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Japanese Art and Culture: Korin, Hoitsu and Gods of Thunder

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Japanese Art and Culture: Korin, Hoitsu and Gods of Thunder Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ogata Korin was a painter of art and he was born in 1658 and died in 1716. Korin had a lucky upbringing because his father was a successful merchant and wealthy.  Also, his father had a strong soft spot […]

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Tokyo and Osaka Fashion News: Growing Influence of International Fast Fashion

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Tokyo and Osaka Fashion News: Growing Influence of International Fast Fashion Michel Lebon and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Time The Japanese Apple Pie continues to attract the crème de la crème of exquisite international fashion brands to the more street style nature of fast fashion. At the same time, it is abundantly clear that the […]

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