Tag Archives: fashion

Fun Link Friday: Halloween costumes in Tokyo

Halloween has really become a much bigger event in Japan in recent years. The Omotesando Halloween Pumpkin Parade and the Magic of Halloween Parade in Tokyo showcase the growing enthusiasm for getting into the Halloween spirit, or at least making … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: All About Netsuke

For the kogei- and fashion lovers, Collectors Weekly interviewed Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) director Christine Drosse back in 2011 about netsuke. The link includes links to LACMA’s online collections of Edo- and Meiji Period netsuke as well as to the International … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: War Kimono

Cranes, carp, cherry blossoms…Zero fighters? I guarantee you haven’t seen kimono motifs like these before! Wolfgang Ruf of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, collects rare wartime kimono from roughly 1894-1942 with soliders, weapons, and military vehicles. Today’s fun link, “Kimonos reveal Japanese … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese street fashion

Being a girl of neither the height nor shape for clothing in Japan, I have never known much of anything about contemporary fashion there, not even the everyday looks. And the more extreme things? Well, I’m not one for standing … Continue reading

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