Yohji Yamamoto & Aoyama Store Tokyo,Japan

Yamamoto was born in Tokyo and received his law degree from Keio University in 1966. He dropped out of law school to help his mother with her dressmaking business, where he developed his tailoring abilities. He went on to Bunka Fashion College to study fashion design and graduated in 1969. Yamamoto made his stage debut …

KITAKORE – JAPAN’S FASHION INSPIRATIONS IN TOKYO

This little mall, located in the most improbable of locations on the outskirts of metropolitan Tokyo, has become a hotspot for DIY fashionistas. The Kitakore Building, a run-down structure, has been restored in the image of several designers. Secret Dog, Garter, Ilil, Hayatochiri, and Southpole are all owned by creative designers who experiment with one-of-a-kind …

Aquvii store with an array of trinkets and accessories

It’s a little boutique, but they’ve packed every square inch with merchandise from largely Japanese artists and brands. In Japanese, the name Aquvii sounds like “akubi” or “yawn.” They think that good things should be passed on to those around you in the same way that a yawn can be shared from one person to …

HARCOZA Fashion Store in Tokyo, Japan

The HARCOZA store (between Daikanyama and Ebisu) has a modest art gallery-like decor that matches the apparel. The space is filled with bright and colorful hues and exudes a joyful, upbeat vibe. There is an eclectic range of accessories, including rings, watches, and necklaces, in addition to clothing. Because many of the brands in Harcoza …

Kenjutsu

Kenjutsu is the umbrella term for all (ko-budō) schools of Japanese swordsmanship, in particular those that predate the Meiji Restoration. Kenjutsu, which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan, means “methods, techniques, and the art of the Japanese sword.” The exact activities and conventions undertaken when practicing kenjutsu vary from school to school, where …

Candy one of the most fashionable fashion boutiques in Tokyo

Between a street crowded with cafes and the Loft building is a hidden passageway in the heart of Shibuya. It’s dark and scary, but halfway down, you’ll notice a neon sign with the word “Candy” scrawled on it. No, it doesn’t pander to Tokyo’s famous sweet tooth, but it is one of the city’s most …