A Trip to Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi in Search of its Soy Sauce, Miso, Wajima Lacquerware and Senmaida Rice Fields
In 2011, Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi [*1] was the first in Japan to be named as one of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) [*2].
“Ecology,” “Denim” and “Design” were the key concepts of the “Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics- Autumn Edition 2014” held from Oct 20 to 23, 2014.
“RAIN FOREST Eau de Toilette,” the first fragrance from Japanese brand “MIHARAYASUHIRO” in partnership with organic brand “SHIGETA,” will go on sale.
REBIRTH PROJECT, led by Japanese actor Yusuke Iseya, launches the All Japan Uniform Committee as a means to design Japanese uniforms with environmentally friendly materials and implement a system of recycling.
INCONTRO will open the first solo shop in Japan for the brand Vivienne Westwood Anglomania. The store opens on Feb 22, 2014 on the 1st floor of Laforet Harajuku.
Isetan Mitsukoshi will launch its “Merry Green Christmas” campaign at 37 of the group's and related stores from Dec 4.
JR East Station Retailing will support the “FELISSIMO Happy Toys Project” once again through its ecute commercial facilities.
KENZO enters a partnership with Blue Marine Foundation, a London based organization which engages in activities to prevent pollution and overfishing of creatures living in the oceans.
On Sept 6, Swiss bag brand “FREITAG,” celebrating its 20th anniversary, opened its second store in Japan in Shibuya (address: 1F Komatsu Laurier Building 6-19-18 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo). The first store in Japan is located in Ginza, Tokyo.
“Denime” launches an environmentally friendly project titled “Re:project.” For customers who bring in their old Denime pairs of jeans and denim jackets to the directly operated stores, a 5,000 yen coupon is gifted in exchange.
Stella McCartney features models Suvi Koponen and Chiharu Okunugi for its 2013 winter campaign ads.
REBIRTH PROJECT, led by Japanese actor Yusuke Iseya, partners with Nippon Expressway and fashion brand JOURNAL STANDARD to create products made by recycling materials of scrapped cars and waste from the highway.
Botanical store “Qusamura” located in Hiroshima, collaborates with 11 artists to introduce “Qusamura Art T-shirts.”
Underwater goldfish art exhibition ‘ECO EDO Nihonbashi Diners Club Art Aquarium 2013 -Edo Coolness of Kingyo -’ will be held at the Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Nihonbashi, Tokyo from July 13th to September 23rd.
JUN launches a custom made charity T-shirts project and the items will be sold in limited numbers on its official online store from June 12th to July 16th. Part of the proceeds will be donated through a NPO.
Cosmetic brand AVEDA Corporation will host an event in Roppongi Hills to commemorate their 10-year anniversary since opening its first store in Japan. The event, “Aveda Beauty Lounge: Heart, Body, Aveda”
The 2013 SS Collection of eco-conscious line b.green!! by agnès b. will be pre-sold on the 1st floor=The Stage of Isetan Shinjuku main building from May 22nd to 28th.
Long standing Imono (casting) creator NOUSAKU CORPORATION in Takaoka, Toyama prefecture will hold an exhibition “NOUSAKU EXHIBITION 2013” to introduce its high-quality manufacturing
CEORY INC., a company which manages dining facilities specializing in Japanese sake newly opens “HAKOBUNE PLATINUM” in Ginza, Tokyo on May 11th.
Recycle fabric brand “U.C.TILE FABRICS” opens a pop-up store on the 1st floor women’s bags floor of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store from May 1st to 7th.