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Stunning Samurai Parka for Modern Men

Cotton and silk are so last season! These new 'hakama' are made from a rather unexpected textile...

Lexus Designs a $1,320 Backpack!

This just might be the most expensive Japanese school bag we've ever seen!

Beautiful Koi-Inspired Bags

Navigate through the pedestrian sea of Japan with your very own fish companion.

Samurai Style Gets a Modern Makeover

Always wanted to dress like a samurai for work, but felt the full-on battle armor would be too much? How about trying one of these samurai shirts on for size?

Muslim Women Model Beautiful Lolita Clothes

By beautifully blending religion and fashion, these young Muslim women take on the world of Lolita and bring their colorful clothes to life.

Beautiful Japanese Calligraphy on Jewelry

What better way to show someone you care about them than with accessories that outline Japanese words expressing gratitude or love?

Japan May Just Have a New Fashion Capital

Tokyo may be Japan's fashion capital, but not for long!

Genderless Models Create New Fashion Culture

Just what does it mean to be a genderless model? Tokyo Girls' Update examines the principles while looking at internationally known icons and Japanese models.

An Otaku's Guide to Fashion

For some otaku, dressing to impress can seem like a perplexing chore. So why not make it easy with these adorable anime characters as a guide?

The Purrrfect Fluffy Feline Scarf

Keep warm and cute this winter in a new kitty scarf designed by Felissimo.

Discover High Art at Tokyo Fashion Stores

Fashion houses are natural art lovers, and many are happy to share their love with Tokyo shoppers. Maybe the following suggestions will give you some tips on how to appreciate your luxury shopping just a little more.

Neighborhood Styles in Tokyo

Which Tokyo style fits you best?

Samurai Guide: How to Wear a Sword

Not sure if samurai wore a sword with the handle pointed up to the heavens or down toward the earth? The answer may surprise you!

Designing Fashion for All Aspects of Life

Takafumi Tsuruta believes fashion shouldn't just be about the runway, but about meeting you where you are in life: whether you’re in a wheelchair, have only one arm, or are on your way to a funeral.

Where to Get Your Lifelong Brolly

Instead of wasting ¥500 on plastic umbrellas every time you get caught in a sudden downpour, Cool Magic SHU'S helps you find that one umbrella you can carry around and even cherish for the rest of your life.

Top 5 Fashion Icon Instagrammers to Follow!

Tokyo Girls' Update has compiled a list of five trendsetting women who use Instagram to transmit their style in Japan.

Fendi Pop-Up in Ginza

To mark the 50th anniversary of its presence in Japan, Fendi opened a pop-up shop in Ginza—its first and only boutique in Japan to showcase both men's and women's collections.

Fashion Designed to Block Your Cell Phone

Want some time away from your cell phone? Conceptual fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga has designed a line of clothing specifically intended to block electromagnetic waves, protecting us from the storm of information that inundates our lives.

Who Wouldn't Want to Wear this Epic Kotatsu?

Designing his clothes around the concept of relaxing in a comfortable room, Keisuke Nagami may have invented the ultimate in indoor cold-weather comfort: a heated table attached to not just one, but four parkas!

Keep Track of Time with a Sakura Watch

As time ticks by, thousands of fleeting cherry blossoms are swept away by the gentle spring wind—and nothing paints this picture more vividly than Citizen's newest watch.

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