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10 Ways to Experience 'Danso' Culture

'Danso'—women dressing and performing as men—has been an element of Tokyo girls’ underground culture for years. We've outlined 10 ways to get a taste of 'danso' culture, both in Japan and from abroad!

Lolita Beauty Isn’t Only Skin Deep

A dark-skinned model's first-person perspective shows a different shade of Lolita fashion.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Ginza Flagship Opening Reception

BCBGMAXAZRIA, the famously chic Los Angeles-based, high-end fashion brand, opened its largest Japanese flagship store in Ginza on March 6, 2016.

10 Ways to Deck Yourself Out in Okayama Denim

Okayama Prefecture is the heart of denim in Japan. Check out these 10 pieces from Okayama Denim that will have you set in some fine Japan-made threads, great for both denim newbies and real denim heads!

Turn Heads with Some Eye-Popping Accesories

This Japanese fashion designer gets rather creative with her bags and scarfs, creating bold fashion statements!

Keep Warm in a Samurai-Inspired Hoodie

Brave the winter cold and face your enemies with your very own samurai armor hoodie!

How Japanese Textiles Enable Global Fashions

Nobuyuki Ota, the CEO of the Cool Japan Fund and an expert on fashions both domestic and overseas, expounds on the history and appeal of Japanese textiles.

The Umbrella that Looks Like a Salad Head

With your Vegetabrella out, don't think of it as rain—think of it as dressing!

Kyoto's 1,000-Year-Old Hand Embroidery

This shop in Kyoto carries on a tradition of silk embroidery that dates back to the Asuka Period (592-710).

Vans to Release Line of Nintendo 8-Bit Shoes

We can’t wait to lace up a pair of these cool, retro-looking kicks—rumored to go on sale in June!

Goodbye Nail Polish, Hello Stockings!

Why spend time painting your nails when you can just throw on these stockings that have pre-painted on designs for your toes!

See How Momotaro Jeans are Made

Momotaro Jeans' craftspeople have dedicated their lives to denim. See how they produce a pair of jeans, from start to finish.

300-Year-Old Hemp Makes a Modern Comeback

Founded in Nara in 1716, Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten is finding new ways to bring its traditional textiles to a modern market, both domestically and overseas.

Japan’s 10 Coolest Subculture Illustrators!

Check out 10 of the cutest, coolest and weirdest subculture illustrators from Harajuku!

The Purr-fect Yukata for Cat Lovers

Wear your love for cats on your sleeve, and even across your entire body, in the form of a beautiful 'yukata,' or lightweight kimono.

These Kimono Sashes Are Out of This World!

From lounging felines to deep space imagery, this traditional Japanese clothing retailer is bound to have the perfect 'obi' for you!

4 Shoes Your Inner Ninja Will be Dying to Get

The iconic split-toed 'tabi' boot steps out of the ninja scene and into the world of sneakers in this roundup of awesome footwear designed for the street.

The Latest Addition to Japan’s 'Art Islands'

This new hotel development will amplify your urge to visit the Setouchi Art Islands!

Travel Back in Time to the Early 20th Century

Slip back into the Taisho Period when you slip on one of these stunning kimono.

Gonoturn: 'Kawaii' is Justice!

With 'Cute is justice!' as its theme, Gonoturn is a fashion brand specializing in cute and stylish face masks as a way to bring its take on cuteness to the world.

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