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

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…