SCHOOLGIRL COMPLEX NOW ON SALE

MWJ member Yuki Aoyama releases his second photobook, “Schoolgirl Complex” featuring work from his Canon Excellence Award winning series “UNDERCOVER.” This series expresses nostalgia and the sweet/sour eroticism from the point of view of a Japanese adolescent boy. 160 pages, all full color pictures, ¥1,880 (including tax). Also proudly announcing “Schoolgirl Complex” reached 3rd in the books…

NEW ARTIST: NOIZ-DAVI

Noiz-Davi is an active artist consistently participating in various art related events, projects, and even teaching art. His work with the art group Rinpaeshidan is widely acclaimed, with their videos on youtube reaching almost 20 million views all together. Style/Genre: 2-dimensional paintings, abstract, collaborative art, motion graphics Philosophy/Concept: Surrounding environment, expressing the process of creation,…

MADE WITH JAPAN T-SHIRTS 100% OF PROFITS WILL AID JAPAN EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

MADE WITH JAPAN T-SHIRTS 100% OF PROFITS WILL AID JAPAN EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

This is a resource page on ways you can help support the Japan earthquake relief effort. We hope that you will let your friends know about it as well. Together, we can make a difference. UPDATE 3/17/2011: Made with Japan has been holding a charity t-shirt campaign from this page to help aid in the…

Tron Style Dance Routine from Wrecking Crew Orchestra

Full routine from the Japanese dance team Wrecking Crew Orchestra who were on the new Xperia commercial in Japan. Although the idea of wearable dance gear was first introduced to the masses by team iLuminate from Los Angeles in the TV show “America’s Got Talent”, WCO’s Tron-inspired moves and creative use of lights are mind…

Gucci Highlights Japan’s Master Craftsmen by Video Blog

Gucci Highlights Japan’s Master Craftsmen by Video Blog

Gucci’s new blog “HAND” features videos introducing master craftsmen of Japan in an attempt to uncover the tradition of craftsmanship in Japan and a need to protect the skills that have been passed down through generations. Gucci will continue introducing craftsmen of different genres throughout 2012. Videos are only in Japanese. ameblo.jp/guccijp/ —— GUCCIが日本の伝統的な職人技にスポットライトを当てた動画ブログ「HAND」をスタート 今年でブランド創設91年目を迎える「グッチ」が、未来に受け継ぎたい日本の手仕事を紹介していくオフィシャルブログ「HAND」をスタート。「HAND」では2012年末まで、日本のさまざまな職人たちを公開していく予定。…

KIKO MIZUHARA x UNIQLO x NORWEGIAN WOOD 水原希子 x ユニクロ x ノルウェイの森

Model Kiko Mizuhara on commercial for Japanese fast fashion giant Uniqlo, comments on her debut as actress in movie, “Norwegian Wood”. Kiko will be making her movie debut playing the role of Midori in “Norwegian Wood,” an adaptation film directed by Vietnamese-French Trần Anh Hùng. For those who are unaware, Norwegian Wood is a 1987…

Japan’s influence on design and the creative industry

Showcases a discussion about Japan’s influence on design and the creative industry. The video features an influential group of in the international fashion industry including Jim Moore from GQ, Todd Snyder from TODD SNYDER, Ryan from PARABELLUM, Jeremiah Mandel from ALOHA RAG, and Tokihito Yoshida from TO-KI-TO. Via Hypebeast