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Where's Wally? walk in Ginza

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Where's Wally? is a series of children's books created by the English illustrator Martin Handford. The books consist of a series of detailed double-page spread illustrations depicting dozens or more people doing a variety of amusing things at a given location. Readers are challenged to find a character named Wally hidden in the group. Wally's distinctive red-and-white-striped shirt, bobble hat, and glasses make him slightly easier to recognise, but many illustrations contain red herrings involving deceptive use of red-and-white striped objects. Later entries in the long-running book series added other targets for readers to find in each illustration. The books have also inspired a TV show, comic strip and a series of video games.

Helmut Lang Archive Exhibition at LAILA TOKIO

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Helmut Lang‘s influential legacy and creations will be put up on display in LAILA TOKIO, a high-end vintage concept store. Focusing on the Lang’s archives, the seminal creations of the designer have been influential on contemporary fashion since its inception in 1986. Although the brand now runs without its namesake founder, its designs are still considered a frontrunner in the androgynous minimalist realm of fashion. Running from September 19 to October 14, the pieces will take up the newly renovated Showa space.

LAILA TOKIO
2F, 1-5-11 Shibuya
Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Japan

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'Hell's Club' Takes Dozens of Different Movies and Combines Them Into One Club Scene

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Antonio Maria da Silva has done the incredible with Hell’s Club, his latest video creation under his production label AMDS Films. Noted as “a place where all fictional characters meet… outside of time, outside of all logic,” the movie scene combines numerous film characters spanning many decades and throws them into one action-packed club scene, with all doing what they do best. Actors like Tom Cruise, Hayden Christensen, Al Pacino, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes and even Jim Carrey make a cameo appearance as their instantly recognizable characters, with a surprise twist at the very ending. Leave your comments below and see if you can name them all.



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Photographer Takashi Yasui Perfectly Captures the Mystique of Japan

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Japan, a land both relevant in the everyday, yet simultaneously and seemingly from another world, is captured in spellbinding fashion by photographer Takashi Yasui in this photo series. Training his lens on well-known sights such as the Fushimi Inari and Kiyomizudera shrines, Arashiyama bamboo forest, and Gion geisha district of Kyoto, the founder of the RECO photography collective portrays them in new light and a heightened artistic sensitivity to the country’s undeniable mystique. Enjoy the scenes captured above, and for more from Yasui, visit his personal website here.



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Kiko Mizuhara Goes Monochromatic for 'Gina' Magazine's October Issue

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Kiko Mizuhara has been a household name in Japan for some years now, and it only seems like a matter of time before she makes the jump to superstardom overseas. Its been a big year for the Japanese beauty as she recently starred in her first major movie role in Attack on Titan to much praise, while also racking up her fashion credentials by collaborating with Opening Ceremony for a capsule collection which was donned by the likes of Rihanna. Adding to her extensive list of magazine features, Ms. Mizuhara has been photographed in a series of casual monochromatic ensembles by renowned photographer Bungo Tsuchiya for Gina magazine’s October issue, showcasing her effortlessly style and beauty. Expect to hear much more from the international model overseas, as well as in Japan.



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Dragonball Z's Goku Meets Street Fighter II in This Fan-Made 8-Bit Video

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Never mind Batman versus Superman, the question that’s really on everyone’s tongues is what would happen in a fight between Goku and every single character in Street Fighter II? Nabil from GamebillStudio tackles this question, creating a quite convincing visualization of the situation, with the Super Saiyan traveling across the globe to battle the likes of Chun-Li, Ryu, E. Honda, Blanka, Zangief and more. Enjoy the fan-made mashup above.



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The Animator Behind Totoro and Spirited Away Is Opening a Nature Sanctuary in Japan

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The Animator Behind Totoro and Spirited Away Is Opening a Nature Sanctuary in Japan

Hayao Miyazaki and his production company, Studio Ghibli are responsible for some of the most recognizable and iconic children’s stories. These stories have touched both kids and adults, transcending cultural boundaries and generations. Now, you’ll have the chance to visit Miyazaki’s imaginary worlds for real. Although the animator has retired, there are plans for a physical nature retreat for children. Located in a forest in Kumejima, a remote Japanese island in Okinawa, the project allows the legend to fuse his creativity and love for the environment in another output that will inspire us all. Costing Miyazaki almost $2.5 million USD, the park will not begin construction until next April, with a tentative completion date of 2018.

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NIGO Appointed as New Creative Director of YOHO!

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Led by youth culture magazine YOHO!, yesterday kicked started the annual YO’HOOD weekend in Shanghai, as swathes of fashion and lifestyle labels from the East and beyond arrived in the city for a three day trade show. The event began with an important announcement that NIGO has been appointed as the new creative director of YOHO!. The multifaceted mogul is synonymous with his work for iconic streetwear imprint BAPE and his latest company NIGOLD which houses HUMAN MADE, alongside programs such as Nigoldeneye, and eateries 2-5 Cafe, Curry Up and COLD COFFEE. Understanding NIGO’s expertise, the Japanese polymath’s latest position will undoubtedly extend the Chinese label to new depth, and bring more focus to the creativity sprouting from China.

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Japan's Yakuza : Inside the syndicate - documentary

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In 2011 a Belgian photographer was allowed entry into one of Japan’s Yakuza families. Over two years, he captured the lives of those living in the underworld

Rei Kawakubo Opens up About the History and Business of COMME des GARÇONS

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The elusive and private Rei Kawakubo is one of many mysteries; for a person who is rarely photographed, interviewed, so reserved as to not bow after a fashion show, and yet greets buyers for her collections every season, the public tends to shroud her with an aura of secrecy and laced with awe. Since its inception in 1969, COMME des GARÇONS has held a staple position in the world of fashion, with fans globally and of such stature as Karl Lagerfeld, Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière and Marc Jacobs adoring her collections. Her business mentality rivals that of her creative talents; the Dover Street Market department stores resemble galleries more than shopping malls to which withhold a new standard in presentation and aesthetic, while at the same time making bold statements in her clothing that’s “not about dressing for other people. It’s not about buying clothes to attract or seduce. It feels like a gift you’re giving yourself.” Her fashion now stretches from high f…

Kitsuné - Baseball and Reebok Classics collab

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Never far from exciting ventures that span the realm of fashion, art and music, Kitsune continues its global invasion — following recent outposts in Hong Kong and New York. The brand’s latest venture sees a follow-up from its Parisian-inspired Reebok Classics collaboration, unveiled in February. Teaming up again with the longstanding sporting imprint for 2015 fall/winter, the two brands worked up a capsule collection inspired by baseball. We recently traveled to Tokyo to catch up with Kitsune co-founder Masaya Kuroki, who shares with us his love for coffee, and further explains how this affinity contributes to the brand’s overarching aesthetics in the often ambiguous realm of “lifestyle.” He also lets us in on how the Reebok Classic collaboration came to fruition and sheds light on his Japanese heritage.

Yayoi Kusama "In Infinity" @ Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

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Eighty-six-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is to showcase a selection from her 60-year-long career at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. Recently named the most popular artist in the world by The Art Newspaper, Kusama’s latest exhibit is titled “In Infinity” and will explore the idea of infinity as “a spiritual idea, a cosmological space, and a psychological abyss.” Yayoi Kusama’s “In Infinity” is at Denmark’s Louisiana from September 17, 2015 to January 24, 2016.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gl Strandvej 13
3050 Humlebæk
Denmark



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GRAFFITI BUILDING in Shibuya

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2015年9月21日~23日まで、渋谷某所にてPOW! WOW! JAPAN参加メンバーによるミューラル制作が開始されます。現在ミューラルポイントの最終調整が進行中です。このポイントは日本のミューラルシーンにおいて、また、東京で最も歴史と伝統あるリーガルウォールと言っても過言ではありません。 渋谷ミューラル文化の聖地からPOW! WOW! JAPANをスタート出来る事に喜びを感じるとともに、この壁を大切にしてきた全てのミューラリストに敬意と感謝、そして畏敬の念を持って制作させていただきます。

From 9/21-23, 2015 at a legendary wall in SHIBUYA, POW! WOW! JAPAN participating domestic artist will be painting a mural. This wall has been known for it’s legend that has been carried down the mural scene in Japan and has been known to be THE ONLY legal wall in the area. As being able to announce POW! WOW! JAPAN from this legendary wall has become our passion and devotion to this whole event. For all who have known this legendary wall, we give all respect and gratitude to those who have protected this wall. We now bring duty upon ourselves to paint this wall with most respect and ambition.

Masaya Kuroki on Cafe Kitsuné, Baseball and Reebok Classics

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Masaya Kuroki on Cafe Kitsuné, Baseball and Reebok Classics

Never far from exciting ventures that span the realm of fashion, art and music, Kitsune continues its global invasion — following recent outposts in Hong Kong and New York. The brand’s latest venture sees a follow-up from its Parisian-inspired Reebok Classics collaboration, unveiled in February. Teaming up again with the longstanding sporting imprint for 2015 fall/winter, the two brands worked up a capsule collection inspired by baseball. We recently traveled to Tokyo to catch up with Kitsune co-founder Masaya Kuroki, who shares with us his love for coffee, and further explains how this affinity contributes to the brand’s overarching aesthetics in the often ambiguous realm of “lifestyle.” He also lets us in on how the Reebok Classic collaboration came to fruition and sheds light on his Japanese heritage.



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Medicom Toy "Jiang Shi" Bearbrick Action City Exclusive

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Available in 400% and GID versions to the Singapore market.

Singapore retailer Action City gives us a look at its exclusive Medicom Toy Bearbrick. Titled “Jiang Shi,” the playful figure is modeled and inspired by Chinese folklore, whereas Jiang Shi monsters are a cross equivalent between vampires and zombies to western culture, and hop towards their prey to absorb their life force. The toy features accurate details such as the traditional Chinese attire from the Qing dynasty, jewelry accessories and even the paper talisman attached to their forehead. “Jiang Shi” is available in both 400% and GID versions, and currently exclusive to the Singapore market debuting at the STGCC 2015 convention.



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Hiroshi Fujiwara on Why You Should Work Hard for Hard-to-Get Sneakers

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Hiroshi Fujiwara on Why You Should Work Hard for Hard-to-Get Sneakers

As one of the founding fathers of our streetwear culture, Hiroshi Fujiwara needs no introduction. And judging by the levels of hype surrounding the recent release of the Nike Air Trainer 1 in collaboration with his fragment design label, his continued relevance up to this day is without question. GQ took the opportunity to talk to the streetwear maestro at New York’s NikeLab space at the launch event on his peers in streetwear, what he thinks of high-fashion sneakers, and the value of limited sneaker releases in today’s age. Find an excerpt below, and read the whole interview here.

People always call you the “Godfather of Streetwear” or “Godfather of Harajuku.” How do you feel about that title? Does it come with certain responsibilities?
I think it’s just hype. There are no godfathers. Streetwear was happening everywhere at the same time, in New York, London, Tokyo … so it’s not only me.

Who else would you c…

Shibuya People

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Shibuya

Shibuya (渋谷区, Shibuya-ku) est un des 23 arrondissements spéciaux formant Tokyo, au Japon. L'arrondissement a été fondé en 1932. La population de l'arrondissement est de 208 371 habitants pour une superficie de 15,11 km2.

En même temps qu'au nom de l'arrondissement, le nom Shibuya se rapporte à la gare et au quartier d'affaires autour de la gare. La gare de Shibuya est une des plus fréquentées dans la région de Tokyo. L'arrondissement de Shibuya est connu comme un centre de la mode et c'est un quartier bien animé. Un symbole de ce quartier pour les jeunes est la tour 109 qui renferme une centaine de boutiques consacrées aux dernières tendances de la mode.

En plus du quartier Shibuya, il y a d'autres quartiers importants dans l'arrondissement de Shibuya : Daikanyama (代官山), Ebisu (恵比寿), Harajuku (原宿), Hiroo (広尾), Sendagaya (千駄ヶ谷), Omotesando (表参道) et Yoyogi (代々木).

Drum N Bass party : AUDITIVE vol6 @Shibuya - Photo Report

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Wicked DNB party at En Sof on saturday 12th of september 2015.
Many djs from different crew offered big and heavy drum n bass.

With the djs :
JUN (Soi)
SATOSHI (Hangover)
KEIGO (JumpJump)
SHK (JungleScape)
SAZA (JumpJump)
SHINTARO (Urban Nature)
WILL KYANDI
MC SHINE (Ouka)