FRAMED Digital Art Display and Marketplace Video

FRAMED Digital Art Display and Marketplace Video

The team at Tha Ltd., a creative interactive design studio based in Tokyo, released an interesting product called FRAMED. FRAMED is not merely a display panel to show art. This 55″ High Definition LED display panel comes equipped with a  2.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, built-in HD camera, stereo speakers and high definition…

HISUI 2011 S/S COLLECTION BY HIROKO ITO 伊藤 弘子

Source: 00S/S HISUI is a Japanese women’s wear brand created and designed by Hiroko Ito. She made her debut in 1999, immediately after creating the company 00S/S (zerozeroesuesu) with artist and art director Takeshi Matsuoka. Ito graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology New York and worked for Comme des Garcons (1994 to 1998) creating accessories…

new product

new product

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 GENJIKO By Seiji Ohta Ready to be shipped from our design studio. Genjiko is the name of an old incense game that makes its appearance in the classic Japanese literary  work, “Tales of Genji.” Each piece is individually hand-printed by Made with Japan on manual presses using high quality eco-friendly inks…

Crypton Future Media

Crypton Future Media

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…

手彫り

手彫り

Tebori is a traditional method of hand tattooing which arose in the late 18th and early 19th century in Japan. The word Tebori comes from the word “te” meaning “hand” and “hori”, meaning “to carve or sculpt.” The shaft of the tebori tool rests on the thumb of the left hand and the needles are…

Murakami Haruki

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…

MADE WITH JAPAN PHOTO DIARY/PART 5: KOJIMA TOWN OF DENIM ARTISANS

MADE WITH JAPAN PHOTO DIARY/PART 5: KOJIMA TOWN OF DENIM ARTISANS

My next stop was Kojima in Okayama. This town has a rich history of textile manufacturing and has become known to be the “mecca of Japanese denim.” The original denim artisans of Japan who first saw denim during WWII are still alive and doing their thing! 親戚が住んでいる牛窓から、児島に行ってきました。ドライブは結構長かった記憶があるんですが、ドライブしてくれたゆきさんとお話しながらだったので、あっと言うまでした。 I think the car drive from my grandma’s…

MOMOTARO JEANS – JAPAN’S FINEST (AND MOST EXPENSIVE) DENIM FROM OKAYAMA

This video was taken inside the original Momotaro Jeans store/showroom in Kojima, a small town located in the Okayama prefecture facing west to the Seto Inland Sea (Seto Naikai). The area is well-known for their textile industry and is hailed as the mecca of denim in Japan. Coming from this “mecca”, Momotaro Jeans has a…