Members of Nogizaka 46 during their Coming of Age Day.
Today is the traditional Japanese day of Seijin no Hi (成人の日, or Coming of Age Day to us English speakers. It celebrated by those who have turned 20, marking the transition of young Japanese people into adulthood. Continue reading
Meet Ayumi Seto, the colorful and edgy Japanese fashion model in a special event at San Francisco’s NEW PEOPLE as she debuts her new fashion brand, “Aymmy in the batty girls” next weekend! Continue reading
Last month, we visited the Kitty Shop, aka “SCANDAL Shop” in Shibuya, Tokyo and found an abundance of SCANDAL related goods available for purchase. Let us take you on a virtual tour of this temporary pop-up shop in the heart of Tokyo’s trendy lifestyle center. Continue reading
Haute couture magazine, Vogue, recently did a fashion photoshoot featuring of all things – mecha. We get to see a few Gundam units and a Go-Lion Voltron interact with high fashion models. Now that’s an interesting mix. Continue reading
Japanese fashion forward magazine KERA features SCANDAL on its December issue cover. The girls are also featured inside for a funky fashion photo spread. Its available for order on CDJ now! Get it before it goes out of print. Continue reading
Adidas Japan gathers taste makers and trend setters to create a video short about Tokyo Street Culture. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu makes an appearance in both the short (shown above) and long versions (click through to see the long version). Continue reading
Nestled away in the hills 30 minutes (on a good day) east of Los Angeles is BAIT – a unique lifestyle store that offers fashion conscious otaku-minded people a place to shop for original clothing and collectibles. Continue reading
In a unique and adorable twist on cosplay, DIY crafts vlogger, Marzia Bisognin aka “CutiePie”, posted a video in which she shares her favorite anime character inspired outfits. She melds cosplay inspired looks well with everyday wear quite nicely.
For those who aren’t aware, UNIQLO is a dominant presence for discount fashion (think H&M and Forever 21) in Japan and throughout Asia. The company is making an aggressive push into America now with stores opening in the New York and San Francisco areas. Continue reading
J-POP Summit Festival (JPSF) was held in San Francisco from July 27th to the 28th in Japantown as well as a special concert at Union Square on the 28th. Special guests from Japan were on hand to promote Japanese pop-culture in the realms of fashion, music, food, and more. Continue reading