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Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company hosts an exhibit of local Hello Kitty designs in Uchisaiwaicho of the Tokyo area. Open until June 30. Hakuhodo handled the exhibit design.
In 2012, successors of Japanese traditional crafts came together to form the creative unit “Go On.” The unit’s mission is to preserve the skills and experiences of traditions and pave the way for the future.
Isetan Shinjuku introduces the manga “The Rose of Versailles” and Hanafuda (Japanese playing cards) for its campaign kicking off the New Year. The theme of the latest campaign lasting from Jan 2 to 6 is “Happy Japan.”
Kumiko Iijima, known as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s stylist, currently holds a girly and fantastical pop-up shop at Isetan Shinjuku (2F) under the theme “Jellyfish.” Open until Dec 31.
“Attack on Titan”, a popular manga and decided adaptation of the live-action movie starring Haruma Miura, Kiko Mizuhara and Satomi Ishihara, has arrived at the Ueno Royal Museum, in the form of an exhibit opened on Nov 28.
The “Girls Love Mode- Let's Prism Power Make Up” event at Isetan Shinjuku (2F) presents collaboration items by popular animation “Sailor Moon” and three fashion brands. Open until Apr 8.
For its 10th anniversary, popular Japanese anime “Pretty Cure,” widely known as Precure, opens a pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku (2F). From Apr 1 to 15.
Rola appears dressed up as the popular character “Sailor Moon” in the May issue of ViVi magazine, in stands from Mar 22. A special movie has also been released on Mar 30, Rola’s birthday, on ViVi’s YouTube page.
On Mar 28, the Osaka Tourism Bureau announced the winners of the two contests “Mio & Tsukushi” and “Art Cosplay.” The two contests began last November.
The website “100 Tokyo” opened on Mar 20 as part of the Cool Japan project initiated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. It introduces all “cool” things particular to Tokyo and Japan.
It’s been seven years since the Japanese clothing boutique “Baby, The Stars Shine Bright,” referred to as “Baby” by its fans, opened its store in Paris. Address: 72 avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75012 Paris.
The event “Over the Borders,” welcoming fashion journalist Yoshiko Ikoma and contemporary artist Kohei Nawa as creators, is open at Isetan Shinjuku (4F). Until Mar 11.
“Tokyo Girls Collection 2014 SPRING/SUMMER,” the largest fashion festival to date, was held on Mar 1 at Yoyogi Stadium 1st Gymnasium.
Many of the journalists and buyers who came to Nipponista were eager to know the relationship between the event and the teddy bear balloon art, which decorated the entrance.
Young Suzusan designer Murase proposed to Mr. Yamamoto, “Kansai-san, it would be incredible if we could collaborate on something! My company may not be able to churn out fabric lots by the thousand but we can do exciting things in smaller lots.”
Ne-net will line up exclusive items designed using the brand character Nyaa. The special items are created in collaboration with traditional craftsmen and folk toy designers. To be in stores from Jan 31.
- Your latest collection is themed after Basara and introduces Japanese traditional motifs and craftsmanship.
“Cool Japan” is the concept of the “JAPAN POP JUNGLE” that debuted in the AEON Mall Makuhari Shin Toshin, which just opened on Dec 20.
On Dec 12, collaboration items between the fashion brand DISCOVERED and the anime Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex were presented. The items are available for order until Dec 29 on the e-commerce website “2PMWORKS.”
The 53rd Miss International Beauty Pageant 2013 is coming up. Two days after kicking off the pageant held in Tokyo this year, the 66 beauties from around the world made a dazzling appearance
Reservations for T-shirts designed by the anime Ghost in the Shell × fashion brand ICECREAM, produced by Pharrell Williams and NIGO, is open on the e-commerce website “2PMWORKS.”
JINS PC by JIN CO.,LTD. teams up with the anime “Attack on Titan” to create special packages for the products. The limited edition items are pre-sold from Dec 9. Four types of designs are available costing 4,990 yen each.
If you are a fan of the manga “Ghost in the Shell,” I’m sure you’ve fantasized about becoming one of its characters. On Nov 29 and 30, a special event will open at the square located at the East Exit of JR Shinjuku station.
An exhibit named “Kawaii et cetera” introducing Japanese creators will be held from Jan 24 to Feb 1 at the gallery of “Ateliers de Paris” located in the Paris City center.
The "Mobile Suit Gundam" themed apparel maker "STRICT-G" and motorcycle clothing maker "KUSHITANI" have come together to create a series to enamour Gundam lovers.
An art exhibit (the originals and reproductions) of the anime “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” will open on Oct 19. At Tokyo City View of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo.
From Sept 30, Ookazenookorusama receives orders on the Internet for collaboration tumblers by the manga ONE PIECE written by Eiichiro Oda and luxury crystal brand BACCARAT. This is part of the company’s project to promote Japanese contents to the world.
On Sept 21, the exhibit “Rhizomatiks Inspired by Perfume” opened at NTT Intercommunication Center (ICC) of Tokyo Opera City in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
In line with the release of her second solo single “Birthday wedding,” AKB48 member Yuki Kashiwagi collaborates with bridal magazine “Zexy.”
No one can stop its fast rising popularity! Anime “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” is the latest subject for the fashion line famous for its stylish subcultural tie-ups, MANGART BEAMS T.
ASOBISYSTEM, an agency where Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Yasutaka Nakata, Shiho Takechi and Rina Tanaka belong to, opened a new time-limited store at CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU.
On Sept 6, a new facility dubbed the “CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU” by Mitsubishi Corporation Urban Development (MCUD) opened. Located on Takeshita Street in Harajuku (address: 1-7-1 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo).
LACOSTE L!VE presents a second capsule collection with Tezuka Productions for the fall/winter collection.
A train decorated with the all too famous manga “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” written by Hirohiko Araki is seen on the tracks of the Yamanote Line running through Tokyo.
The e-commerce website “2PMWORKS,” which sells items under themes anime and fashion, will introduce series no. 2 of the collaboration pumps by shoes brand Tyake Tyoke and anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
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.
Alodia Gosiengfiao, a big fan of Japanese anime, games and costume play, visited Japan at the beginning of this month. Alodia is a huge icon among Otaku fans and has over 1.9 million likes on her Facebook page.
Ultraman appears as the character representing the 2013 Tanbo Art Nippon Project. Characters of this popular TV series magnificently illustrate the rice fields of Aomori, Saitama, and Shizuoka prefectures.
Lots of Japanese media report that Japanese culture is hot in France nowadays. I guess it’s true, when considering that over 200,000 people went to Japan Expo this year.
Anime Expo 2013 was held from July 4 to 7 in Los Angeles, California. Cosplayers gathered to wear costumes of popular characters from anime, manga and games.
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.
The popular manga “Yotsuba&!” is currently translated into 13 languages and has sold over 10 million copies around the world.
In cooperation with Japanese broadcasting channel BS Fuji, the Otaku news website, Tokyo Otaku Mode participated in the Japan Expo 2013.
“Tokyo Crazy Kawaii Paris”, an event introducing the world of Japanese kawaii culture will be held from Sept. 20th to 22nd in Paris.
For 4 days from July 4th to 7th, Japan Expo 2013 is coming to the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in France. The turnout to this Japanese culture-themed event, the largest of its kind in Europe, is estimated at more than two hundred thousand.
Takara Tomy is a power toy maker with many long-running toys for girls. It never lets their customers down. So it’s not too big a surprise that they caused a sensation when they revealed their new lineups at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2013.
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.
clearstone, a costume manufacturer launched a brand fusing fashion and cosplay “LUNATIC LEMONY LOLLIPOP” with model AMO serving as producer.
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.
The 14th Japan Expo will be held in Paris, France from July 4th to 7th and one of the highlights of the event is the “EVANGELION ANIME WORKS in Paris.”
Itasha (painful cars), are cars decorated with illustrations of anime and manga characters. The same approach is taken with suit jackets this time and a project dubbed “Ita Suits Project” is launched from the end of May.
“EVA T PARTY,” which finished as a great success at Kyoto Loft, arrives in Tokyo next month as series no. 2. The event will be held at “EVANGELION STORE TOKYO-01,” the official store located in Harajuku, Tokyo.
Online Game “Lucent Heart” managed by Gamania Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. collaborated with gothic Lolita brand “ATELIER-PIERROT” from May 24th.
The “Evangelion & Japanese Sword Exhibition” circulating Japan including the Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum in Okayama prefecture, will be held in Fukuoka from May 24th.
An indoor park themed with characters appearing in Weekly Shonen Jump (published by Shueisha) named “J-WORLD TOKYO” will open on July 11th on the 3rd floor World Import Mart of Ikebukuro Sunshine City in Tokyo.
LACOSTE L!VE, a casual line from LACOSTE presents a capsule collection with Tezuka Productions.
GOOD SMILE COMPANY, INC. announced to introduce mobile accessories “character vocal series earphone jack accessories” from this August.
Famous Japanese figure artist Takayuki Takeya will hold an exhibition “Takayuki Takeya Works” for the first time in 13 years at 3331 Arts Chiyoda of Akihabara, Tokyo from June 1st.
NHK General TV will air a documentary titled “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Sensation! ～World Excited by World Tour Documentary ～” of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s concert tour in the US on May 6th from 6:10 pm to 6:44 pm.
Tights brand “tokone” features writer Kageki Shimoda as its catalogue model. In the catalogue,
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS, BANDAI’s official online shopping website Premium BANDAI began pre-orders for Ultraman series “Subtitle T-shirts” (Miwaku no Subtitle T-shirts) on Apr. 15th.
Men’s apparel brand “STRICT-G,” which recreates the world of “Mobile Suit Gundam” exhibits its products for the first time at “C3 in Hong Kong 2013,” where exhibitors introduce original Japanese anime and manga culture..
“FASHION WEEK TOKYO in CHINA -TOKYO MERRY-GO-ROUND-” was held at Mei Long Zhen Isetan Shanghai from Feb. 26th to Mar. 3rd.
Every year, COMME des GARÇONS features a particular artist in its direct mails to clients. The recently published first issue for 2013 features manga artist Katsuhiro Otomo.
DOVER STREET MARKET (DSM) GINZA COMME des GARÇONS began its new season from Jan. 11th (Fri).
Heard on UNIQLO app and in various commercial music and indispensable DJ for FPM (Fantastic Plastic Machine) at oversea brand parties, Tomoyuki Tanaka’s new album in three years and two months “scale” will be released on February 13th.
From Feb. 22nd to Mar. 10th, “HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO”, a fashion event which introduces Japanese fashion brands will be held in Singapore.
Creative Director of GUCCI, Frida Giannini, collaborated with Hirohiko Araki known for the manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Isetan Shinjuku collaborated with fashion magazine SPUR to create MANGA TRENCHs this November.
The exhibition “EVANGELION 100.0”, which circuited Nagoya and Osaka, will be coming to Tokyo’s Parco Museum, Shibuya on January 11th, 2013.
Musician HYADAIN attended a promotion event on November 28th 2012 (album release date) at Shibuya to promote his first album of best hits “20112012”.
“STRICT-G,” a one-of-a-kind men’s apparel shop that strives to recreate the world of the anime Mobile Suit Gundam (Kidou Senshi Gundam) on their products, has partnered with YOSHIDA & Co.’s original label “PORTER.”
Final Fantasy illustrator Yoshitaka Amano and Tokyo fashion brand Anrealage collaborate to celebrate the renovation of Isetan Shinjuku main building 3rd floor, the Mode Floor.
Mikio Sakabe introduced his 2013 Spring Summer Collection at the Shibuya Fashion Festival. His show took place in the form of a live concert in collaboration with the twin drums idol band, BAND JA NAIMON! (translation of band name: We are not a band!).
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