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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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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 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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European Art and Adorable Individualism: L.S. Lowry and Paul Gauguin

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European Art and Adorable Individualism: L.S. Lowry and Paul Gauguin Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) became one of the greatest painters in the United Kingdom in the twentieth century because he provided images of a world that existed and his style was very individualistic. Northern English people can certainly […]

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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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Japanese Art and Takehisa: Kotoku and Radical Political Forces

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Japanese Art and Takehisa: Kotoku and Radical Political Forces Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yumeji Takehisa produced many stunning pieces of art but just like Shusui Kotoku, the revolutionary anarchist, and friend, he was caught up in the world of political intrigues and clashes of culture. His friendship with Shusui Kotoku meant that “within […]

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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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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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