japan

Photography

Photographing the everyday style & theatre of 80s Tokyo

An unsung master photographer, Issei Suda found mystery in the mundane and poetry in the prosaic. 
Alex Merola
7.26.22
straight ups

Takashi Homma photographs Tokyo's resilient young queer community

The legendary photographer captures 9 young LGBTQ locals as they discuss the evolution of the city's scene, and what still needs to change.
Kazumi Asamura Hayashi
7.25.22
Beauty

Tomihiro Kono makes wigs for Björk and Heaven by Marc Jacobs

The Japanese hairstylist and revered wig-maker discusses his playful creations.
MAKOTO KIKUCHI
7.15.22
Music

MANON is Japan's rising hyperpop star

The 20-year-old Tokyo-based singer, producer and model has a 90s aesthetic but a sound straight from the future.
Kazuki Chito
6.21.22
Photography

The Japanese photographer who became a cat

A new show in Kyoto presents a trilogy of projects exploring the late Masahisa Fukase's close relationship with his feline friends.
Alex Merola
6.2.22
News

Your best look yet at the Studio Ghibli theme park

A journalist from a Japanese newspaper explored the unopened site. Here's what she saw.
Douglas Greenwood
Tom George
5.6.22
Photography

Photographing the hidden lives of Yakuza women

Chloé Jafé’s series ‘I give you my life’ lifts the veil on the secret lives of women in the Japanese mob.
Alex Merola
5.4.22
Photography

These photos find humanity in the dark underbelly of 70s Tokyo

Street photographer Seiji Kurata became famous for his after-hours portraits of Japanese gangsters, cabaret dancers and nightclub hostesses.
Emma Russell
2.3.22
Photography

Photographs from two decades in a remote village outside Kyoto

Anders Edström's 'Shiotani' began with a trip to his wife's childhood home.
Yume Murphy
11.1.21
Music

Chaotic Japanese idol group Atarashii Gakko! made us a Halloween playlist

Soundtrack your spooky season as the group share their fave horror movies and make a zombie apocalypse survival plan.
Frankie Dunn
10.29.21
Photography

A new book celebrating the art of the photo diary

Exhibiting at Tokyo's Bookmarc, Japanese photographer Piczo captures five years worth of inspiring moments in his new book 'Nikki'.
Frankie Dunn
10.21.21
Fashion

The hottest Harajuku fashion on Depop right now

From rare Hysteric Glamour denim to 90s Walter van Beirendonck grails, here are the must-cop pieces currently available on the resale platform.
Eilidh Duffy
9.27.21
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