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Tokyo Fashion and Lifestyle: Ikebukuro Fashion and Amazing District to Reside

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Tokyo Fashion and Lifestyle: Ikebukuro Fashion and Amazing District to Reside Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Time Tokyo fashion is internationally famous but while Aoyama, Ginza, Harajuku, Omotesando, Shibuya and Shinjuku often hog the limelight, it is equally true that other buzzing fashion districts are far from being in the shadows. This especially […]

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Tokyo Fashion News: Daimaru Department Store in Central Tokyo

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Tokyo Fashion News: Daimaru Department Store in Central Tokyo Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo train station is a major link to other parts of Japan because of the shinkansen train system. The size of this station is enormous and it is easy to get lost because this train station is extremely […]

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Tokyo Fashion News: Kawaii Culture, Cute Cube Harajuku and Monki

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Tokyo Fashion News: Kawaii Culture, Cute Cube Harajuku and Monki Michel Lebon and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Kawaii culture in Harajuku is internationally famous because of the unique vibes of this independent reality in the heart of Tokyo. Therefore, the opening of Cute Cube Harajuku  in 2013 enhanced this angle within the fashion environment […]

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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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Early Photography in Japan and Japanese Ladies by Ogawa Kazumasa

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Early Photography in Japan and Japanese Ladies by Ogawa Kazumasa Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa in this article is based on images of Japanese ladies in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. In each image you will find nothing revolutionary nor will you find a “hidden mystery.” However, […]

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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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Tokyo Fashion News: Louis Vuitton and the Japanese Apple Pie

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Tokyo Fashion News: Louis Vuitton and the Japanese Apple Pie Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Louis Vuitton remains firmly committed to the Japanese luxury market because of the vibrant nature of this sector in the land of the rising sun. Indeed, this sector is extremely resilient even in negative economic times providing […]

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Japan Fashion News: Uniqlo to Open Largest European Store in Berlin

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Japan Fashion News: Uniqlo to Open Largest European Store in Berlin Hiroshi Saito and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Uniqlo is a very popular retailing brand in Japan and great emphasis is now being put on further expansion internationally. It appears that Uniqlo is nearing saturation point in Japan but given the versatile nature of […]

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Tokyo Fashion News: Ample Fashion Districts of Vibrant Tokyo

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Tokyo Fashion News: Ample Fashion Districts of Vibrant Tokyo Sarah Deschamps and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Fashion in Japan isn’t just about Tokyo because Osaka, Kobe, and other parts of this country, are blessed with stylish and elegant fashion districts. However, when it comes to the abundance of fashion districts then Tokyo is difficult […]

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Japan Art and Utamaro Kitagawa: Amazing Art to a Prison Cell

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Japan Art and Utamaro Kitagawa: Amazing Art to a Prison Cell Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The exact date of the birth of Utamaro Kitagawa and strong details about his parents remain shrouded in mystery. It is known that this striking ukiyo-e artist was born in the middle of the eighteenth century and that […]

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