Yumi Matsutoya and Japanese fashion brand Anrealage’s designer Kunihiko Morinaga got together for a talk session in commemoration of Anrealage’s pop-up event named “Flower Shop” at Isetan Shinjuku
On Jan 21, Bjork released her latest album titled Vulnicura on the iTunes Store. For her album cover, Bjork is wearing a state-of-the-art headpiece designed by Maiko Takeda created using sheets of OHP transparency film.
Max Pittion, famous for the Politician sunglasses, has added two new models, Vega and Gitane to its collection. John Mayer is the brand's creative director.
Ringo Sheena’s latest single titled “Nippon” is a fight song written for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. In the video, Sheena is seen wearing a skirt designed by 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE.
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In 1985, Hajime Tachibana collaborated with Radical TV and presented an artwork based on technology at the International Video Biennale.
HT: You’re into running right? How long do you run in one time?
Hajime Tachibana released “Monaco” last September and resumed work as musician after six years.
HT: Hip-hop and house music dominated the latter half of the 80s, but personally I couldn’t quite keep up with the music and fashion trends of those times.
Hajime Tachibana, former member of the music group Plastics and one of the people behind the worldwide popularity of Tokyo street culture, and Jun Takahashi,
A remix of the theme music “Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed)” for contemporary artist Takashi Murakami’s debut film “Jellyfish Eyes” has been released.
The Japanese version of the music video for Pharrell Williams’s hit single “Happy” has been released. Japanese stars including Kiko Mizuhara, Funassyi and Kobukuro accompany Williams in the video.
LAD MUSICIAN presented its 2014-15 AW collection under the theme “Minimal Art Rock 13.” The collection draws inspiration from the late musician Lou Reed and the band “The Velvet Underground.” The number 13 symbolizes Reed’s year of death.
Special items from the 2014 SS Collection by beautiful people in collaboration with the Rolling Stones will go on sale at Isetan Shinjuku (2F). From May 12 to 20. The items are designed under the theme “Rock Stars and their Girlfriends.”
H&M launches the new global campaign “H&M Loves Music.” In this, artist MADEMOISELLE YULIA is featured as the sole Asian model.
The 2014-15 AW collection by “beautiful people” is inspired from The Beatles rooftop concert held in 1969.
T-shirt brand “UT” from Uniqlo introduces Pharrell Williams, seven-time Grammy Award winner, for its 2014 SS Collection.
“Tokyo Girls Collection 2014 SPRING/SUMMER,” the largest fashion festival to date, was held on Mar 1 at Yoyogi Stadium 1st Gymnasium.
In commemoration of the airing of the TV program “The Beatles Tribute Live- Grammy Special,” Tsutaya Books Daikanyama opened the store “Get Back,” which lines up items related to the world renowned rock band. Until Feb 16.
“Media Ambition Tokyo 2014,” a cutting-edge exhibit of technology art, will open from Feb 7 to Mar 30. The event is being held for the second time, and this time, it will be bigger and held at two venues
The “Sapporo International Art Festival 2014” will be held for a total of 72 days from July 19 to Sep 28 of next year. This year Ryuichi Sakamoto has joined the committee as guest director.
On Jan 22, Cabaret Voltaire will release the album “Drinking Gasoline” as series no. 2 of the reissue series. Limited editions that come with collaboration tee by Sk8ightTing, the graphic designer for the brand C.E, will also go on sale.
digital fashion ltd., which is known for fostering digital fashion creators, launched an event for public appeal “Vocaloid Design Contest” using its next generation software DressingSim LSX.
Special items are lined up by Maison Kitsune for the holidays.
One Direction produced fragrance “Our Moment” will come to stores in Japan at the beginning of 2014.
Lady Gaga visits Japan for her seventh time to promote her latest album “ARTPOP.”
On Nov 17, the avex group hosted the “DANCE NATION 2013” at Makuhari Messe. The event features students of the “avex Dance Master” dance program implemented in dance studios throughout Japan.
On Nov 29, Japan’s largest electronic music festival dubbed “electraglide” will open. As part of the event, the “Red Bull Music Academy Session” will be held by media artist Daito Manabe.
In the runup to the Tokyo Motor Show 2013 starting this weekend, a welcome event offering a peek into the future of Toyota luxury brand “LEXUS” was held on Oct 18 entitled the “AMAZING NIGHT for the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013”.
US singer/songwriter Jesse Harris’s live performance will be aired on “Barakan Morning,” a radio program on InterFM, on Nov 21 (Thurs) from 7 am to 9 am.
UNDERCOVER designed limited tees commemorating the first solo performances in Japan of Thom Yorke led band “Atoms For Peace.” The tees will go on sale from Nov 16 at UNDERCOVER Aoyama store and at the venue of the band’s performances.
Omotesando Hills launches a Christmas campaign under the theme “Brilliant Christmas for Everyone.” Until Dec 25. It is the first time for Omotesando Hills to put up the 14-meter tall visual art Christmas tree at the stairwell of the main building.
Series 2 of HAVE A POP CLASSICO HOLIDAY, a Christmas campaign in collaboration with Barneys New York and Yumi Matsutoya (Yuming), will present original items designed by Anrealage.
Changing its group name “capsule” to capitalized letters, CAPSULE released their first album from unBORDE label, after its 10-year career at Yamaha Music Communications.
Louis Vuitton presents its latest campaign “L’invitation au voyage-Venice” and app “Louis Vuitton PASS.”
The last in a three-part interview of media artist whiz / Rhizomatiks founder Daito Manabe. Aspirations for the future of Rhizomatiks may be the future of media art itself.
On Oct 30, Japanese musician Akiko Yano released the song “Isetan-Tan-Tan” in line with the update of Isetan’s symbolic tartan check pattern. The song is available on iTunes.
Fashion designer Junko Koshino officially announced that she became the latest member of BiS, which is known for their singular and unheard-of performances.
Rakuten and Stylife, part of the Rakuten group will launch a new e-commerce website named “Vault” in the middle of November. Rakuten and Stylife will set forth as pioneers expanding the video commerce service in Japan.
LITHIUM HOMME collaborates with rock band [Champagne], first up are sunglasses in the image of "rock" "mode" and vocalist Kawakami's hairstyle
This fall, the 5th Shibuya Art Festival, the 8th Shibuya Music Festival and Tokyo Work Design Week 2013 (TWDW) will be held in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Barneys New York launches its Christmas holiday campaign “Have a POP CLASSICO Holiday!” in collaboration with singer and songwriter Yumi Matsutoya. From Nov 8 to Dec 25.
In commemoration of the debut of eyewear line “MONCLER LUNETTE,” a collaboration collection with Pharrell Williams will go on sale.
From Sept. 11 to Nov. 5, music radio station InterFM supervises in-house music for Isetan Men’s Building. Peter Barakan, DJ and the operating officer of InterFM, selects the music until Oct.22.
I handle the music for the lecture series “Instigator” featuring interior designer Masamichi Katayama. After each lecture, I publish the DJ mix onto the Internet.
Jewelry brand AMBUSH by VERBAL creating items adored by celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Rihanna teams up with member G-DRAGON from Korean music group BIGBANG.
London-based select shop, “LN-CC” is celebrating the launch of Yohji Yamamoto’s 2013 AW Collection with a time limited e-commerce site dubbed “YOHJI YAMAMOTO COLLECTIVE.”
The event “THE YES” will be held for the 7th time on Aug 31. At WOMB.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu performed at the “Sonic Bang 2013” held in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug 24. Approx. 10,000 people gathered to see her performance.
Leather brand “Isamu Katayama Backlash” will hold a one-night event named “One Decade and a Half” in commemoration of its 15th anniversary. Sept 13, at ageHa in Shin-Kiba, Tokyo.
UNTITLED by WORLD Co., Ltd. has named singer Namie Amuro as its next campaign model. The first series of the TV commercial will begin air on Oct 3. The second series will air from Oct 28.
This is a chain hoodie from Saint Laurent’s fall/winter collection. This pair of roller skates is a world-limited edition from the same collection!
Maison Kitsuné will host a one night event titled “Kitsuné Club Night” at ageHa in Shin-Kiba (address: 2-2-10 Shin-Kiba Koto-ku, Tokyo). From 11pm on Aug 31.
The exhibit “Rhizomatiks Inspired by Perfume” will be held at NTT Intercommunication Center (ICC) of Tokyo Opera City in Shinjuku, Tokyo. From Sept 21.
On Aug 11, composer Yoko Kanno and Daito Manabe from Rhizomatiks performed “piano me” live in Baltimore, Maryland at Otakon, an event held for Otaku fans.
The rising popularity of items made collaborately with musicians and fashion brands is unceasing.
The “Yoshitaka Amano×HYDE Providence and Immortality~ NIPPON EVOLUTION~” exhibit is open at Laforet Museum Harajuku from Aug 9.
Faith, Inc. and NIPPON COLUMBIA CO.,LTD. collaborate with Nicola Formichetti, the current artistic director of DIESEL, to launch the “POP ICON PROJECT TOKYO.”
“Lucerne Festival Ark Nova Matsushima 2013” will be held for the first time this year, as an initiative by Swiss based Lucerne Festival to provide support through music to disaster stricken areas of Tohoku, Japan.
Vinyl records of “Studio Ghibli Symphony Collection” are sold in the US from July 26. Available for purchase on the official MONDO website.
Rock band Sōtaisei Riron releases its latest album titled “TOWN AGE.” In commemoration, the band introduces collaboration items with fashion brand FACETASM.
On July 18th, the world renowned designer and founder of the fashion house taking his name, ISSEY MIYAKE held an exhibition with the Aomori University Men’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team at Yoyogi National Gymnasium annex in Tokyo.
Japanese rock band “Buffalo Daughter” will open an exhibit titled “Happy BirthDay BD20!” in commemoration of their 20th anniversary.
In commemoration of the release of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s second album titled “Nanda Collection” and her hits up until now, a 7-inch record will be released on July 17.
A new song by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, “Into Darkness” is co-produced by movie director J.J. Abrams and music producer Yasutaka Nakata (from the music band: Capsule). The song is available on iTunes from July 10.
The night prior to the music festival “SUMMER SONIC 2013,” an all-night event named “SONICMANIA 2013” will be held.
The “Dennis Morris Photo Exhibition” will be held on the 9th floor of Barneys New York Shinjuku store. From July 19 to 28.
The performance of “Momoiro Clover Z” to be held on Aug. 4 at Nissan Stadium will be their largest to date.
Japanese fashion brand A BATHING APE (BAPE) collaborates with American rock band Linkin Park. Limited collaboration T-shirts will be sold from Aug. 9 at BAPE stores around Japan.
I believe that as time passes, music is naturally redefined and alters its expressions.
Reebok launches “Your Reebok Creators Project” in commemoration of the 1 year anniversary since the customize sneakers service arrived in Japan. The campaign invites celebrities of Japan to introduce special customized editions.
A photo exhibit and art project by musician David Sylvian dubbed “abandon/hope” will be held at the Spiral Garden in Aoyama, Tokyo and at the Setouchi Triennale 2013. A photo collection book with the same title will go on sale at the same time.
Japanese restaurant “guiloguilo” (address: 8, rue Garreau 75018 Paris) was selected for hosting the best party in the 18th quartier of Paris during the annual “Fête de la musique” held on June 21st.
Tower Records Shibuya launches its own streaming media, “Tower Revo (Tower Revolve Project)” from June 25th.
On June 24th, the debut live performance by “Z-MACHINES”, whose members are robots, was held. Model duo AMOYAMO representing Harajuku fashion culture, appeared at the venue as guests to perform in collaboration with the robot band.
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Hysteric Glamour lines-up items within the fashion category of Amazon from June 21st. A limited edition of The Rolling Stones special box named “The Brussels Affair Box Set” (157,500 yen) will be on sale in commemoration of its opening on Amazon.
Guitarist MIYAVI is selected as the first Japanese artist to collaborate with watch brand Casio G-SHOCK.
The “Sound Live Tokyo” festival looking into various forms of expression made possible through sounds and music, will be held from Sept. 21st to Oct 6th. (planned) Tickets will go on sale from Aug. 3rd.
On June 13th, a live event hosted by the Japan Red Cross Society titled “LOVE in Action Meeting (LIVE)” was held at Nippon Budokan.
From July 1st to 23rd, Laforet Harajuku will feature yukata. Items from “Tsukikageya,” lining up Edomae yukatas in punk styles, “yamamoto yumi plus,” a new brand from haute couture brand
Amercian R&B group TLC releases a new album titled “TLC20-20th Anniversary Hits-” in commemoration of their 20th anniversary. In this new album, Japanese singer Namie Amuro is featured as a guest vocal.
Idol group Momoiro Clover Z’s 4 live Blu-ray Discs (BDs) ranked in the top 10 at the same time, which is a new record, on June 17th in the Oricon BD weekly ranking.
The Perfume London Tour on July 5th will be broadcast at Japanese theaters. A live viewing as well as a recorded viewing will be scheduled.
Entertainer Tomoe Shinohara revealed in her blog that she would be designing costumes for singer Yumi Matsutoya on her live tour through 2013-2014.
MACKINTOSH, the sophisticated traditional outwear brand from UK is collaborating with Korean designer BAJOWOO and his street brand 99% IS-. The collaborative products will first hit the store of DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA (DSMG).
Hiroyuki Takashima, one of Japan’s earliest producers of The Beatles has formed a female quartet group “1966 Quartet”.
Apparel brand GYDA from MARK STYLER collaborates with music group m-flo to present special items.
Today’s entry is about music.
A special event titled “CHAOS” is ongoing at Vivienne Westwood Aoyama Store (address: 5-49-2 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo), which celebrates its 10th anniversary. The event will be open until the 9th.
Today’s piece is a special entry dedicated to David Bowie. News about the revival of collaborations is everywhere so let me write this from a completely different angle.
Music event “SOFA DISCO” by DJ duo Shinichi Osawa (musician) and Masatoshi Uemura (buyer of bonjour records) of “OFF THE ROCKER” will be held at the Music Bar of YOYOGI VILLAGE on June 7th.
Singer and songwriter Ringo Sheena celebrated the 15th anniversary since her debut on the 27th. In commemoration, an official You Tube channel for her band Tokyo Jihen (disbanded in 2012) is opened.
On July 13th, a talk and live performance by ISSEY MIYAKE designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae and members of music project “Open Reel Ensemble” will be held at ISSEY MIYAKE / SEMBA located in Minami Semba, Osaka.
GUCCI’s watch brand, “GUCCI TIMEPIECES & JEWELRY” has announced the launch of “GUCCI TIMEPIECES & JEWELRY JAPAN MUSIC FUND”. The fund aims to foster young musicians of Japan.
On the fourth floor of Tokyo Opera City “Intercommunication Center (ICC)” in Hatsudai, “Open Space 2013”, an annual long term exhibition showcasing works of media art, will launch on May 25th. Held until March 2nd, 2014; free of admission.
Icelandic musician Björk will hold live concerts “Biophilia” at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation for the first time in five years under the theme “Technology and Nature” on July 31st, Aug. 3rd and 6th.
I received a special bottle recently when I attended the awards ceremony for the “Chivas Regal 18 Year Gold Signature Award 2013 presented by GOETHE,” where Ryu Murakami served as special judge.