japan

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
Photography

my year in photos... by cailin hill araki

Journey through the neon lights of Japan, as model-turned-photographer Cailin Hill Araki (AKA @modelburnbook) shows us her favourite photos of the last 12 months.
i-D Staff
1.8.18
japan

intimate photos of a tokyo couple on their first visit to a love hotel

Dutch photographer Mila van der Linden has a weakness for neon lights and societal taboos.
Lianne Kersten
11.15.17
Music

head to shanghai in the totally sci-fi new video from 88rising’s joji

Window is the new single from Joji’s “Miyazaki on crack” EP, In Tongues, and it fucking rules. Out now on 88rising with an epic music video directed by BRTHR about to drop, we had a chat about what his first YouTube upload was.
Frankie Dunn
11.15.17
Music

five acts proving that east asia is a mecca for pop music

Bored of big names, behemoth labels and Billboard 100 “chart bangers”? Venture to East Asia: the home of ultra-cool and progressive popular music.
Douglas Greenwood
10.24.17
i-d japan

the future feels like now

Embrace joy with i-D Japan's new issue, as Amy Troost and Alastair McKimm shoot the bright young faces of today and tomorrow.
i-D Japan
10.18.17
beauty

baby placenta serum and 7 other japanese beauty trends

From kiwi eye pads to Kawaii contact lenses, snail slime face masks to face lift corsets, Mancunian make-up maverick Lucy Bridge examines Japanese beauty trends.
Lucy Bridge
8.29.17