In celebration of the 770 year history of Yamakasa, asianbeat and the globally respected brand “Yoshida Kaban” have collaborated together to produce “Hakata Yamakasa PORTER.”Never heard of "Yamakasa"!? Then read on to find out more!
Kitakyushu releases a new collaborative brand of sake between 'moe' characters and local sake breweries. Residents of Kitakyushu, hold on to your hats as "Moe Sake" starts to hit the shelves!
What do today's youth feel about their environment? What are they trying to express through the clothes they wear? "World Fashion Snap" - current fashions and insight from around the globe.
Yun*chi is under the spotlight as a next-generation artist bringing Harajuku aomojikei culture to the world. We spoke to her about pop culture, her musical roots and herself.
“Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki” (in English: Wolf Children) was one of the big-hit anime feature films of 2012. The film depicts the story of a human woman who falls in love with a wolf-man, gives birth to two of his children and then raises them alone over a period of 13 years. The story centers on themes of childhood independence and a mother’s love for her children, and heavily features scenes of Japanese “satoyama.”
Having gained popularity, especially among high school and university girls, is the smart phone app, ‘Touch Detective – Mushroom Garden.’
Not only has excitement over the character gained momentum app-wise, but now this very same enthusiasm has even begun to pour over into the world of goods and even CDs!
Know what the most popular smart phone apps for high school and university girls in Japan are at the moment? Introducing 'Nameko' and the "Mushroom Garden"!
In the second edition of our [POWER OF GIRLS from TOKYO] series, we introduce Higashi Kanae, who is the organizer of“Hakuchumu”, a corroborative event between young female creators born in the Heisei era. Hakuchumu crosses boundaries of fashion and art, and Higashi Kanae just loves the power generated by the girls working together, as they bring their brave new world of culture to all corners of the globe - culture created by the powerful potion of girls expressing themselves in a way that up to now has been taboo to speak of.
On the 17th of September 2012, Morning Musume put on a mini concert (2 songs) and handshake session at Bangkok’s “Gateway Ekamai” shopping center.
Without a doubt, the Japanese word to spread throughout the world more than any other in the 21st century would have to be "kawaii," but there's also another word which is fast converging on globalization in its own right. That word is "moe."
This is one meat bun that looks too cute to eat! It’s Hello Kitty’s birthday on October 16, and to celebrate Japanese convenience chain Circle K and Sankusu have devised their own ‘nikuman’ (steamed meat bun) homage to the famous feline.
August 25 (Sat) will see the much anticipated release of the feature anime After School Midnighters. We interviewed the Director and Producer as well as other involved parties with the keyword being “From Fukuoka to Asia”.
Yamamoto Kansai has firmly established himself as a fashion designer by being the first Japanese to hold a fashion show in London and also participating in the Paris and New York Collections.