Tokyo Fashion in Aoyama: The Height of Debonair

Tokyo Fashion in Aoyama: The Height of Debonair Sarah Deschamps and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo News Aoyama fashion is famous in Tokyo because you have so many exquisite boutiques in this very exclusive area.  The fashion boutiques are a splendid mixture of American, European, and Japanese fashion. Indeed, the various mosaic within European fashion means…

Art of Japan and Traditional Fashion: Ito Shinsui and Bijinga

Art of Japan and Traditional Fashion: Ito Shinsui and Bijinga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is a “famous son” of Japanese art because his art is blessed with elegance, sophistication, and serenity. This is equally matched with natural simplicity and adorable color schemes when applied to his images of beautiful ladies…

Japanese Ladies in Ukiyo-e Art and Modern Tokyo Ladies in Traditional Dress

Japanese Ladies in Ukiyo-e Art and Modern Tokyo Ladies in Traditional Dress Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e art in Japan focused on many themes during its “golden period” in the Edo period and this was replicated during the Meiji era. Therefore, the world of old Japan comes alive visually within many areas of ukiyo-e…

Tokyo Beauty at Keio Department Store in Shinjuku: Esthederm and Exqusite Skin Care

Tokyo Beauty and Esthederm: Cosmetics and Skin Care at Keio Department Store in Shinjuku Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Keio Department Store in Shinjuku is located in the heart of buzzing Tokyo. Shinjuku is awash with amazing department stores that cater for fashion, lifestyle, cosmetics and an array of other products. This…

Osaka and Tokyo Fashion News: Guess and Frank & Eileen

Osaka and Tokyo Fashion News: Guess and Frank & Eileen Michel Lebon and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Another year begins in the vibrant fashion scene of Japan and already in the first half of 2014 it is clear that many new changes have happened. This applies to brand expansions, new brands entering the Japanese…

Japan Fashion News: Uniqlo to Open Largest Store in Berlin

Japan Fashion News: Uniqlo to Open Largest Store in Berlin Hiroshi Saito and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Uniqlo is a very popular retailing brand in Japan and great emphasis is now being put on further expansion internationally. It appears that Uniqlo is nearing saturation point in Japan but given the versatile nature of this…

Japan Luxury Market: Richemont and the Power of the Japanese Apple Pie

Japan Luxury Market: Richemont and the Power of the Japanese Apple Pie Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese apple pie continues to attract the most refined luxury brands in the world because this market is extremely powerful in the land of the rising sun. Richemont is one of countless international brands…

Japan Fashion News: Gucci to Commemorate 50 Years Since Entering Japan

Japan Fashion News: Gucci to Commemorate 50 Years Since Entering Japan Hiroshi Saito and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Luxury fashion is adored throughout Japan and internationally the “Japanese fashion apple pie” is famous. Gucci is known throughout the world and in Japan this exquisite fashion House first entered the Japanese market in 1964. Therefore,…