THE HISTORY AND SUCCESS OF JAPANESE DENIM: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MOMOTARO JEANS
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THE HISTORY AND SUCCESS OF JAPANESE DENIM: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MOMOTARO JEANS

Momotaro is the name of a hero from the Japanese folklore “Momotaro Densetsu”, often translated as “Peach Boy” in the western world. This story passed down through many generations originates and takes place in Okayama, Japan. Made with Japan visited the headquarters of Japan Blue Group, the makers and parents company of Momotaro Jeans. They…

A BATHING APE (BAPE) IS SOLD FOR ONLY $2.8 MILLION? FIND OUT WHY
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A BATHING APE (BAPE) IS SOLD FOR ONLY $2.8 MILLION? FIND OUT WHY

One of the most influential street-wear labels of this decade to come out of Japan, A Bathing Ape, will be sold to Hong Kong clothing company, I.T. Ltd.. It made the news this past week that a 90% stake of Nowhere Co., the parent company of BAPE will be sold for a mere $2.8 million,…

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TAKASHI MURAKAMI – FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION IN ROME

Source: Gaigosan Gallery Takashi Murakami’s art will be available for public viewing starting this week at the Gagosian Gallery for his first solo exhibition in Rome. Murakami is credited for creating “Superflat,” a style of art which draws influence from Japanese otaku sub-cultures (manga and anime) in a colorful pop art format. From the galleries…

MIKU HATSUNE – VIRTUAL IDOL IN JAPAN
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MIKU HATSUNE – VIRTUAL IDOL IN JAPAN

Holographic virtual idol in Japan performs live! Miku Hatsune is a Vocaloid (Vocal + Android) and idol character created by Crypton Future Media to market their software package built on Yamaha’s synthesized vocal technology. This technology allows virtually anyone make Miku sing any lyrics on any melody using a computer. There have been thousands of…