japan

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
Culture

9 celebrities in surreal Japanese commercials

Outside of Hollywood, Japanese ads let Britney flog candy on a CGI jet, Keanu Reeves meet a sexy cat and Justin Bieber get in a fight with Godzilla.
Frankie Dunn
8.11.21
News

Rare Yayoi Kusama artworks are up for auction in New York

In May 2021, a number of the legendary Japanese artist’s earliest unseen works will be available for sale at Bonhams auction house.
Jenna Mahale
3.18.21
News

This film explores the unique experience of designing fashion for diverse models

'Clothes in Conversation' follows the inspiring process of six Japanese designers creating adaptive garments for people of different abilities.
Briony Wright
3.16.21
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