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HIGHER COUNTDOWN SHIBUYA @trump room - 12/31/2015

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Thursday 31st december 2015

HIGHER COUNTDOWN SHIBUYA
Electro Bass music Dubstep

HIGHERは皆様に最高のテクノ、ハウス、ベースミュージックをお届けします。単刀直入に言って、良質のエレクトロを愛するあなたには、もう是非参加していただきたいです!
今までにないニューイヤー・イヴを、東京で最もユニークで有名なクラブの一つ、トランプルームにてお祝いしましょう!目を留めたくなる様なデコレーションがなされた空間の中、ボーダーレスなDJ達と彼らのスペシャルなパフォーマンスと共に、2016年へのカウントダウンが忘れられないものになることをお約束します!

Come countdown to 2016 with WHITE RABBIT at the OFFICIAL TRUMP ROOM NYE EVENT!
HIGHER is all about the music, focusing on bringing you the best TECHNO, HOUSE, and BASS MUSIC sounds in Tokyo. Simply put, if you love quality electronic music, there is no alternative.
Come celebrate NYE like never before at one of the most unique and renowned venues in Tokyo! We promise to make your countdown to 2016 unforgettable with incredible decorations, international DJs, and special performances!

NΔNΔ
YUKIFREAKY
WOODOFF DANCE PARTY
MIYAVI
SAZA
SHK (KAIZAN RECORDS)
GHOST & ALIEN(UN/UTOPIA)
YUSHKA
SOICHIRO KANAI
+ MANY MORE!

Door: ¥2500
Facebook: ¥1500
from 9pm till late

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SAKE: The History, Craft and Beauty of Artisanal Japanese Breweries

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For over 2,000 years, sake has remained a uniquely Japanese product. Though interest in sake is growing worldwide, it is still little understood outside of Japan, despite globalization of the market. SAKE: The History, Stories and Craft of Japan’s Artisanal Breweries sheds light on Japan’s brewing industry, introducing readers to the passionate brewers who make all forms of sake: nihonshu, shōchū and awamori.

A compendium of the most influential breweries and distilleries, this book serves as a guide to Japan’s generational sake and highlights artisanal alternatives to the popular mainstream offerings. Featuring 75 breweries, each profile was based on interviews with the families who have dedicated their lives – and for some, their entire ancestry – to brewing. A well-rounded approach to Japanese beverages, the book includes 60 sake breweries, 10 shōchū distilleries and 5 awamori distilleries. From the northern island of Hokkaido all the way to Okinawa, Japan’s southern-most prefe…

NIGO Shares his Star Wars Collection "RETURN OF THE NIGO"

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Following last year's "NIGO Only Lives Twice," famed designers and creative polymath NIGO teams up with Sotheby's again to launch the first-ever auction of 'Star Wars' collectibles. Comprised of over 600 original action figures, vintage film posters, and autographed ornaments, the collection is NIGO's declaration of love for the iconic film series. Presented in a total of 175 categories, rare pieces such as a Luke Skywalker figurine holding a "double telescoping lightsaber" is auctioned off alongside 'A New Hope' Stormtrooper Helmet and a Jabba the Hutt cookie jar. In this clip above, NIGO shares his favorite 'Star Wars' episode, explaining how the film's endearing characters have helped propel his own creative work to new depth. He also lets us in on old techniques hes use to follow to ensure his collection is up to date; by photocopying images of toys he didn't have and creating a little flip book catalog which he'…

The Man Behind Japan's Biggest Streetwear Brands Is British

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Meet Toby Feltwell, founder of streetwear imprint Cav Empt and major player in Japan’s music and fashion scenes. The influencer’s work traces back to 2003 when he signed Dizzee Rascal to XL Recordings as a 28-year-old A&R based in Britain. From there, Feltwell has worked with both NIGO and Pharrell of whom the former invited Toby to Tokyo to work as an operations director and creative consultant on their A Bathing Ape, Billionaire Boys Club and ICECREAM labels. Resuscitating the A Bathing Ape brand by helping NIGO to facilitate a sale to Cantonese investors, Feltwell reconstituted the design team and produced Cav Empt as a result. Establishing itself as a brand known for its ever-evolving silhouettes and taste-defining use of glitchy graphics over T-shirts, hoodies and jackets, Feltwell has undoubtedly secured a position for himself within streetwear. You can check out excerpts from the interview below, and can head over to Amuse to read the full article.

What is Cav Empt all ab…

Connel Coffee in Tokyo's Minato Ward Demands Coffee and Design Enthusiasts' Attention

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Nendo Design’s latest spatial project is Connel Coffee, located in Tokyo’s Minato ward. ‘Nendo’ means clay in Japanese, and Connel is a play on the Japanese word for “mold” or “knead” (koneru); the shop’s logo takes the N’s from Nendo’s logo and kneads them into two C’s, much like the handles of the mugs used in the establishment were molded by hand. Located in the Sogetsu Kaikan building, the coffee shop’s design leaves the glass walls and mirrored ceiling of the space intact, while the floors and furniture have been overhauled and refurbished. The floors and counters have been redone in hardwood with a streaming effect so that it appears as if the bar flows onto and into the flooring. Lastly, the tulip chairs and tables were designed by Eero Saarinen and finished with the same mirrored surface as the ceiling, giving an illusion of expansive space.


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Todd James

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Todd James (born 1969) is a contemporary artist from New York City. Self-taught, he started tagging the New York City Subway system under the name REAS when he was very young. James designed the Beastie Boys' Brooklyn Dust Elephant logo (1987) The Source (Magazine) logo as well as Mobb Deep, Red Man, Eminem, Kid Rock. Art from his coloring book/zine Attitude Dancer was used as a cover for Iggy Pop's Beat em up album . Todd Was the puppet designer for Crank Yankers on Comedy Central produced by Jimmy Kimmel and Jack Hole productions. He is also one of the artists who was commissioned to create a version of the Dungeons & Dragons ampersand for the digital magazine Dragon+.

He created, with Barry McGee and Steve Powers, Street Market at New York City's Deitch Projects. This exhibition was selected for the 2001 Venice Biennale. In 2004, he also participated in the group exhibition Beautiful Losers which travelled to several museums in the US. The Street Market install…

NIGO's 'Star Wars' Collectible Auction Gets the Catalog Treatment

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NIGO’s collection of rare Star Wars memorabilia is set to go on live auction on December 11 at Sotheby’s. In anticipation of the event, the auction house has given all 175 lots the visual catalog treatment, with the Japanese collector/designer/music producer’s mint-condition Canadian Jawa plush gracing the

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Saint Laurent Opens Its Largest Store to Date in Tokyo

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Saint Laurent has revealed it will be opening up its largest store to date in Tokyo’s Omotesando district. The three-storey, 10,000-square-foot space will bring the French fashion house’s signature minimalist aesthetic to the trendy strip in spectacular fashion, with an interior clad with black marble, brass, glass and touches of plush leather. In addition to the brand’s full range of ready-to-wear offerings, the new flagship store will also carry leather goods and accessories for both men and women, while a limited selection of surfboards designed in collaboration with Los Angeles artist Lucia Ribisi are set to go on sale to commemorate the opening. Get a glimpse of the new space above and stay tuned for more information.

Saint Laurent Omotesando Flagship
4-3-10 Meiji-jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo



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Pigment Tokyo Is a Must-See Destination for Art Lovers

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Art lovers rejoice – a totally new and beautiful art store concept entitled Pigment has popped up in Tokyo. The shop specializes in a range of pigments, hence its name. It also celebrates ancient art techniques and supplies, offering a huge selection of traditional materials. With over 4,200 unique tints, any artist will be able to look for the exact hue they’re looking for. Its interior was designed by Warehouse TERRADA and features a clean and minimal aesthetic that seems more like a museum than store. Expect the store to begin hosting workshops with the aim of reigniting interest in traditional art methods. Make sure to stop by Pigment if you have the chance.

Pigment Tokyo
Harbor One Building 1F
2-5-5 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku,
Tokyo 140-0002



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TOUT LE POW!WOW! JAPAN 2015 EN UNE VIDÉO

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Le Pow!Wow! offre et célèbre le meilleur du street art à travers des performances, des expositions, des lectures, des concerts, des installations et tout ce qui peut mettre en valeur la créativité. Part emblématique de leur démarche, leurs festivals se déroulent un peu partout dans le monde, plusieurs fois par an, avec pour fil rouge le talent et une sélection pointue d’artistes. Cette dernière édition japonaise a tenu toutes ses promesses avec de nombreuses fresques marquantes apposées un peu partout dans le quartier de Tennozu (Tokyo). Ben Horton, Case, Bakibaki, Colasa, Cook One, Dave Kinsey, Hitotzuki et bien d’autres, retrouvez leurs œuvres à travers ce très bon recap video signé par Masashi Noda. Pour le reste, on vous invite à aller sur le site officiel de l’event pour mieux comprendre le travail et la philosophie de ses organisateurs.

Re CAP|POW!WOW! JAPAN 2015 from POW! WOW! JAPAN on Vimeo.

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Openings: Tomoo Gokita – “Damage Control” @ Bill Brady Gallery

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Fresh out of the gates for Basel Week Miami is a showing from Tomoo Gokita with acrylic and gouache on canvas paintings at Bill Brady Gallery’s new permanent space in the Little River District. The new body of work, titled Damage Control, took portraiture painting to another level with works based on vintage portraits of Hollywood divas, movie stills, found photos and postcards. Created with soft gradients, solid black, or even unpainted white space, the Japanese artist’s characters are mostly faceless, giving only subtle suggestions of their basic features. While mysterious and almost haunting at first, there is a certain dose of dark humor present in his works. From minimalist depictions of eyes often created with fingertips, to exaggerated, cartoon-like limbs, Gokita both ridicules and glorifies these unknown subjects. Although using only monochrome tones and showing very few details in his work, the Tokyo-based artist achieves a great sense of depth and form by combining differ…

What If 'The Legend of Zelda' Was a Film Produced by Studio Ghibli?

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Studio Ghibli, the film studio responsible for such masterpieces as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke, has been called the “Walt Disney of Japan” with its constant stream of magical, awe-inspiring productions. Artist Matt Vince thus took the instantly-recognizable Ghibli art style and transferred it over to the timelessly adored video game franchise The Legend of Zelda and created these conceptual movie posters as if they were directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Both majestic aesthetics seem to be a perfect match for each other, as the backdrop landscape of Hyrule is looked over upon in dramatic tone by Link, Zelda and Ganon as their journeys are fated to begin. Check out the fan art above and visit more of Matt Vince’s work here.



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BONJOUR TOKYO - CHRISTMAS PARTY @las chicas - Photo Report

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Soon it will be Christmas and Bonjour Tokyo invites you to one of the last events of 2015 ! Welcome to the Tokyo Salon, Omotesando , for a Xmas Party, all dressed in RED ( Santa Claus costumes, Christmas clothes, Red Cosplays or simples Christmas hats ) ! Coming soon : Magic Show, BellyDance Show, DJ, Big Open Dance Floor, Lounge Bar, refreshing cocktails and drinks + other surprises to come ! Let’s Enjoy with the International Community of Tokyo ! Come to have fun, to dance, to meet new cool friends, to discuss ( English, Japanese and even French… ) Everybody is welcome, so please invite your friends, No reservation needed !