japan

punk

nisennenmondai is the japanese punk rock trio turning pop music on its head

We spoke to the band about where it all began and what’s in store next for the three musicians and best friends. As taken from The Fifth Sense, a partnership with Chanel.
Shin Francis Miyagi
3.2.17
Fashion

we doubly love japanese streetwear label doublet

As the brand hits UK shores for the first time, at Dover Street Market exclusively, we sat down with its founder Masayuki Ino.
Lynette Nylander
2.17.17
Music

meet radwimps, the band who soundtracked coming-of-age anime 'your name'

Rocketing to the top of Japan's chart, we caught up with the Japanese trio to discuss the film's impact on their careers.
Oliver Lunn
2.17.17
Culture

celebrating 40 years of beams, the guiding light of tokyo youth culture

A new book charts the Japanese retailer-cum-design-collective’s unique legacy by compiling four decades of its most exciting collaborative efforts (plus, interviews with Sofia Coppola, Nigo, and Sacai’s Chitose Abe).
Emily Manning
2.15.17
Fashion

what the closure of 'fruits' magazine means for japanese street style

The legendary magazine publishes its last issue, citing a lack of stylish individuals to photograph. Where does this leave the state of street fashion in Japan?
Ashley Clarke
2.6.17
Culture

new genuary: introducing ko-ta shouji

Another year, another fresh batch of exciting young talent. Throughout the month of January we will be introducing the photographers set to define 2017. Capturing the world around them and interpreting it through the prism of their own experiences...
i-D Staff
1.26.17
Film

‘your name,’ the extremely popular anime film about body-swapping teens, gets u.s. release date

In just six months following its theatrical release, ‘Your Name’ has overtaken every ‘Harry Potter’ installment to become Japan’s fourth highest grossing film of all time. This April, you can see it for yourself.
Emily Manning
1.17.17
News

how 'sailor moon' is teaching japanese women about safe sex

For her latest mission, the Moon Princess is fighting sexually transmitted diseases.
Wendy Syfret
12.6.16
Photography

photographer hal captures couples lubed up, wrapped in plastic and vacuum-sealed

In his latest series, Flesh Love Returns, he also photographs them in places they love, adding complexity and insight to a previous project.
Zio Baritaux
11.28.16
Culture

secrets and stigma: making art from a shinjuku love hotel

What happens when you photograph the adult movies playing in a Shinjuku Love Hotel, then paste those images all over Hong Kong? Artist Jesse Lizotte and curator Jodie Hill discuss.
Isabelle Hellyer
11.8.16
Film

'​your name': the japanese anime about body-swapping teens

We speak to the director of the year's most successful Japanese anime.
Oliver Lunn
11.1.16
Fashion

see kiko mizuhara's i-D japan cover story

As i-D Japan issue two is released, we throw back to Kiko Mizuhara's cover story and interview from the first issue, shot by legendary photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.
Kazumi Asamura Hayashi
10.13.16