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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: 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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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: 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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Japan Art and Ogata Gekko: Fashion and Culture in Meiji Era

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Japan Art and Ogata Gekko: Fashion and Culture in Meiji Era Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ogata Gekko was a very individualistic artist who had a rich style that was based on his upbringing.  This applies to mainly being self-taught but this can be over-played because his free spirit was from within. Also, times […]

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Smithsonian and Japanese Art Exhibition – Kiyochika: Master of the Night

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Smithsonian and Japanese Art Exhibition – Kiyochika: Master of the Night Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times The Smithsonian will provide an amazing glimpse into a lost Tokyo through the medium of art. Not surprisingly, it’s the work of Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915), an artist of unique creativity and vision, which is illuminating this change. By visiting […]

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Tokyo Fashion News and Vintage Vibes of Koenji

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Tokyo Fashion News and Vintage Vibes of Koenji Michel Lebon and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times The ultra-modernity of Omotesando Hills with stunning boutiques is the usual image of fashion in Tokyo along with kawaii fashion in Shibuya and Harajuku. Then you have exquisite and refined fashion in Aoyama, Omotesando, Ginza, Ebisu, Yurakucho, and in […]

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Tokyo Tourism and Fashion Area: Odaiba is by the Sea

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Tokyo Tourism and Fashion Area: Odaiba is by the Sea Michel Lebon and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Odaiba in Tokyo really stands out because of the unique architecture, the stunning Rainbow Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, relaxing walkways by the sea, the unusual site of a beach, colorful boats which light up the area […]

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