All About Japan

Japan's 5 Most Trusted Fast-Fashion Brands

Where do you go for fast fashion in Japan? Start with one of these five chains, ranked as the nation's most trusted brands in a survey of over 120,000 consumers!

Get Ready for Summer with Sailor Moon Yukata

Experience your own 'miracle romance' in one of these Sailor Moon summer kimono sets.

Spoil Your Kitty With Cat Furniture

Throw out that old cat bed and give your cat an upgrade.

Endless Design Possibilities: Fukuyama Denim

Specialists in every step of denim manufacture—spinning, dyeing, weaving, washing—abound in Fukuyama, a leading producer of denim in Japan. The locale is a driving force behind the worldwide appeal of Japanese denim.

Tote Around Your Very Own Bento Backpack

Japan’s iconic boxed lunch serves as inspiration for a bag big enough to hold multiple meals.

For Custom Fabric Colors, Go to Sumida-ku

Place an order with a swatch or color chip, and shops in this Tokyo district will delve into a formidable databank of colors amassed over the history of the craft to instantly dye your fabric to the exact color of the sample.

Relax in Cozy Kimono-Style Room Wear

Once you put on this comfy outfit including the 'hakama' pants, you won't want to leave your house.

Wanted: Professional Cosplayers

Dwango, the operators of Japan’s Nico Nico Douga streaming service, want to connect passionate cosplayers with paying jobs.

Affordable Sailor Moon Clothes Are Back at GU

Low-priced Sailor Moon fashion returns with new winter pieces from Uniqlo's sister brand, GU.

Get Your Hands on Super Mario Bros. Makeup

Japanese makeup cosmetic line Shu Uemura is introducing a holiday collection to look your Princess Peach best.

The Neo-Pop Kimono Art of Akira Times

One artist is pushing the envelope with his unique artist vision of Japanese kimono.

Taking Denim Beyond the Jean Jacket

Hiroshima is known for its denim. But the denim being made here may not be the kind of denim you know!

Kitty Caps to Keep Your Cat Warm

Christmas cat capsule toy hats from Japan will make your holiday feline festivities jolly.

Dress as a Fox Bride at This Studio in Kyoto

One photo studio in the historical Arashiyama neighborhood is offering a makeover/photo package you won’t find anywhere else.

Differences in Korean & Japanese Makeup Trends

In colors and application techniques, Japan and South Korea go their separate ways when it comes to cosmetics.

Hamill Wowed by Animated 'Star Wars' Ukiyo-e

Mark Hamill has seen a lot of unique Star Wars tributes in his day, but this animated Star Wars 'ukiyo-e' got him asking for his own copy!

How Are Men's & Women's Kimono Different?

While traditional Japanese clothing may look the same to the average person, there are some variances between men's and women's kimono. See if you can spot some of the differences.

15 Popular Shops in Shibuya

Shibuya, Tokyo's center of youth culture, is a hot place to shop for fashion—and just about anything else! Here are 15 recommendations you have to hit while in 'Shibs'!

Transformed Not by Alchemy, but by Sanrio

Hit anime/manga 'Fullmetal Alchemist' characters Edward and Alphonse Elric have transformed again, but this time it’s not the result of alchemy.

The Hand-Dyeing Specialists of Sumida-ku

If you're looking for custom, hand-dyed fabrics, these three specialists in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, are dyeing to set you up!

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