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Takashi Murakami x Vans Vault Showcase @ Hotel Du Grand Veneur, Paris

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In line with the myriad of fashion-related events happening at this season’s Paris Fashion Week is a special collaborative showcase between Takashi Murakami and Vans. Led by the longstanding skateboard imprint’s Vault line, the event celebrated Van’s latest art-fuelled initiative, a follow-up from projects with the likes of Star Wars, Disney and household names championing the runway — think Kenzo and Marc Jacobs.

Taking place at Paris’ Hotel Du Grand Veneur, the showcase featured specially screen-printed works from Murakami’s Superflat collection which coincided with their 2015 spring/Summer release. The collection’s surfboards and skateboards were on display along with the sneakers for both adults and children. An intersperse of flowers and skulls took over canvases, while gritty co-branded lettering overlaid the flamboyant pieces. These prints mirrored those seen on the collection’s Classic Slip-Ons apparel. During the event, Michael Dupouy of La MJC led a roundtable conversatio…

'100 Years of Tattoos' Celebrates a Century of Body Art

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A new book by author David McComb sets out to chart the last century of the historic art form of tattooing. The 288-page publication, which consists of 300 archival illustrations and photos alongside McComb’s in-depth annotations and commentary, illustrates the history and popularity of tattoos on a global scale. “Tom Broadbent, the picture editor on the book, used many ingenious approaches to find the best images—from contacting tattooists directly to establishing links with archivists who’ve been collecting tattoo flash, photos and stories for decades” explained the writer to CoolHunting, “Although the development of body art in the West is pretty well-documented, finding images to illustrate the story I wanted to tell was a huge challenge.” The visually captivating tome is available for pre-order from Amazon now.



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WHITE RABBIT : Beautiful Japanese girls @Trump Room Shibuya

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Check those Bbautiful Japanese girls @Trump Room Shibuya during White Rabbit's event : NIGHTSWIM yesterday night !!! Another great night by WHITE RABBIT's crew !!!!

Takashi Murakami Unveils Two New Exhibitions for Tokyo and Yokohama

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Legendary Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami, has revealed that two new exhibitions of work will be shown in his homeland within the next twelve months. The 500 Arhats, a response to the 2011 Japan Earthquake, is to be exhibited at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo from October 31 2015 to March 6 2016 and Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection Soga Shohaku and Kitaoji Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer is to show for the first time at the Yokohama Museum of Art from January 30 to April 3 2016. Murakami, who recently collaborated on a collection with Vans, is also set to feature at Art Basel where Galerie Perrotin will present a solo show by the artist.

The subject of Murakami’s new art is one of the most famous motifs in Zen painting, the circle ensō that symbolizes emptiness, unity and infinity in Zen Buddhism. The 500 Arhats, a masterpiece stretching 100 meters by 3 meters in height represents the 500 wise followers who attained enlightenment, in Zen tradition. Check out the video above and k…

Medicom Unveil Brandalism Collaboration at Annual Exhibition

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Fabled Japanese toy manufacturer Medicom chose its annual exhibition to unveil a new collaboration with UK anti advertising mainstay Brandalism. The Tokyo-based event was the stage on which an array of unusual merchandising, including cushions, rugs, clocks and figurines, all draped in guerrilla art style synonymous with Brandalism. You can check out some of the prototypes in the gallery above and keep an eye out for the full collection launching in the coming months.



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Medicom Toy x A Bathing Ape x Snoopy & Woodstock

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The collectible toy specialists at Medicom team up with A Bathing Ape to create these vinyl editions of two beloved Peanuts characters, Snoopy and Woodstock. Featuring Bape’s classic Milo figure, the set includes a 6cm tall Woodstock and a 16cm tall Snoopy complete with astronaut’s helmut and uniform, packaged in a collectible camo box.



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Mori Arts Center Presents "The Art of Gundam"

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Tokyo’s recently renovated Mori Arts Center is to host “The Art of Gundam” exhibition this summer. Yoshiyuki Tomino’s manga franchise, originally concepted back in 1979, is perhaps the most iconic of its kind and has reached legendary status amongst fans worldwide. The Mori Arts Center exhibition will feature paraphernalia and merchandise from over the 36-year history of Gundam and be showing GUNDAM Origins in its virtual theater. Running from July 18 to September 27, “The Art of Gundam” is worth a viewing for any manga fan.

Mori Art Museum
53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower,
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, Japan

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TOKYO SCRAMBLE MATSURI NIGHT @trump room - 07/19

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Saturday 19yh july 2015

TOKYO SCRAMBLE MATSURI NIGHT
electro - dubstep - trap - house - bass music

TOKYO SCRAMBLE is back at the most beautiful club of Shibuya, Trump Room on saturday 18th july 2015.
→This day 2 of the greatest Fireworks will be played before the event:
* Tokyo, Adachi-ku Fireworks
* Yokohama, Bayside

After enjoyed a great Fireworks, let's go to Tokyo Scramble Matsuri Night ☆. 
Get ready to wear your Yukata, Jimbe, happi or any japanese style festival outfits, and have an amazing night!!
We will wait you in a customize Trump Room with and atmosphere a bit different than usual.
We will offer you various music style for an amazing night with 13 djs on 2 floors !

The event is free for july birthday people !
There will also have a Mini-game to give you chance to get free drink.

A clock is available.
Entrance : ¥2000
Matsuri dress code (Yukata, jimbe, happi) : ¥500 Off

From 11pm to 5am
TRUMP ROOM shibuya

MEDICOM TOY Exhibition at Shibuya PARCO - 2015

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“MEDICOM TOY Exhibition ‘15” will be held from June 22nd to 30th at Parco Museum in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Various types of figures such as the “BE@RBRICK,” which was the starting point for collaborations with artists, 12-inch action figure “REAL ACTION HEROES” and “PROJECT BM!,” block type figure “KUBRICK,” soft vinyl doll “Vinyl Collectable Dolls” and “ULTRA DETAIL FIGURE,” sundries made from original textiles “FABRICK” and other items will be on exhibit. Items in commemoration of the exhibition will also be introduced.

Ragga Jungle Party - Tribal Connection VOL.49 @虎子食堂 Tokyo - 07/10

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Friday 10th of july 2015

Tribal Connection VOL.49
JUNGLE PARTY!!

JUNGLE ROCK & 大出泰士
1TA-RAW (Bim One Production)
hara (HyperJuice)
広瀬 亮
Photo Exhibition:
NAOKI SEO

From 23:00
Charge: 1000yen
@虎子食堂 Tokyo

A Look Inside Hiroshi Fujiwara's Newly Opened the POOL shinjuku Pop-up Shop

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Hiroshi Fujiwara’s concept store the POOL aoyama‘s first pop-up shop, the POOL shinjuku, has opened in the Isetan Shinjuku department store as of June 17. Going along the theme of “POOL BAR,” the all-black interior featured leather sofas and two centerpiece pool tables upon which an array of products were arranged. Among the exclusive products featured at the launch event were G-SHOCK timepieces, tees by Stussy and Playboy, umbrellas by foot the coacher, as well as a number of original the POOL aoyama and POOL BAR-branded pieces. Bags by Moynat and fragment design and outerwear by Peel&Lift were also displayed. Speaking at the event, Fujiwara commented on the remaining 10 months left until the closure of the POOL aoyama, saying that he was not sure whether there would be another project like it. Running until June 22, drop by the below address for a visit if you find yourself in Tokyo.

the POOL shinjuku
1/F Isetan Shinjuku
3-14-1 Shinjuku
Tokyo 160-0022



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Takashi Murakami Ensō Paintings @ Galerie Perrotin Booth Art Basel 2015 Preview

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Galerie Perrotin will be presenting a solo show by Takashi Murakami during Art Basel, in an exhibition focused around one of the most famous motifs in Zen painting, the circle ensō. This motif symbolizes emptiness, unity and infinity in Zen Buddhism, which is repeated throughout Murakami’s beautiful pieces as a unifying theme. Normally traced with a brush in one fluid brush stroke, Murakami reimagines the symbol in his own distinct style and medium by applying it using spray paint over his signature flowers and skulls. Paying homage to Japanese tradition, Murakami’s work will reflect the direction of his work that was changed after the 2011 Japan Earthquake. Enjoy a preview above, and make sure to check out the exhibition at Art Basel from June 18 to 21.



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