japan

Music

dj kiki kudo is serving up kitchen wave techno beats

i-D interviewed the Japanese musician about her infamous downtown NYC dinner parties and the release of her debut EP, Splashing.
Nicole DeMarco
11.12.18
News

palace are opening a store in tokyo

And they’re celebrating with a sp00ky ad featuring ‘Mid90s’ director Jonah Hill.
Roisin Lanigan
10.25.18
Music

j-pop megastar kyary pamyu pamyu talks us through her new album

Adventure through the imaginary kingdom that is ‘Japamyu’ -- track by track.
Frankie Dunn
10.16.18
Art

makoto egashira's trippy floral blanket rooms are a minimalist's nightmare

The Tokyo-based artist's elaborate installations are a fuzzy, kitschy clash of eastern and western culture.
Laura Pitcher
10.11.18
Beauty

the most out-there looking japanese beauty machines

Some appear ridiculous, some should be imported here ASAP
Dean Kissick
10.2.18
Fashion

palace go to japan for their winter 18 lookbook

Sushi, skateboards, sumo wrestlers and Juergen Teller.
Felix Petty
9.28.18
News

studio ghibli's wonderful soundtracks are being released on vinyl

You've watched it, worn it and now you can spin it.
Briony Wright
9.12.18
Photography

photography that explores coming of age in japan by francesca allen

Francesca Allen's new photo book 'AYA' documents a blossoming friendship with Japanese musician Aya Gloomy that traverses language barriers and warms the heart.
Frankie Dunn
9.4.18
Culture

things you learn about grief watching studio ghibli's 'my neighbour totoro'

30 years after its release, we look back on Hayao Miyazaki’s gentle giant masterpiece and ask what it can teach us about our childhoods, mortality and the power of imagination.
Douglas Greenwood
4.24.18
Culture

“I will take off my clothes, including my small thing” – takashi murakami on whether he’d ever pose nude for art

As his work goes on display as part of a group show at Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, we ask sometime Kanye-collaborator Takashi Murakami about art, Virgil and how to get paint stains off the carpet.
Matthew Whitehouse
4.11.18
Fashion

our highlights from tokyo fashion week

Head backstage and discover the stand-out shows of Tokyo Fashion Week autumn/winter 18.
Tatsuya Yamaguchi
3.29.18
straight ups

photographing the beautiful faces of tokyo

"Tokyo is the place where dreams come true." Dutch photographer Lotte van Raalte travelled to Japan, and captured a few of the capital's modelling stars.
i-D Staff
1.30.18