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Mio Yamada

Mio Yamada is the Art, Life & Style editor of The Japan Times. A former magazine editor and trends researcher, when she’s not perusing galleries you’ll find her taking photos and being distracted by shiny objects. She’s also surprisingly British.

For Mio Yamada's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Yasuyuki Namikawa: A master of cloisonne color and design

Feb 7, 2017

Yasuyuki Namikawa: A master of cloisonne color and design

There are two ways that the skill of craftsmanship can be emphasized: by showing it off through masses of meticulous decorative details, or by stripping everything to the bare minimum and bringing into focus just a few perfectly executed qualities. Think of it as ...

Tokyo Design Week: The professionals

| Nov 5, 2016

Tokyo Design Week: The professionals

Tokyo Design Week (TDW) seemed a little pared down this year, with a notable absence of a handicrafts creators’ fair and only one awards exhibition. Nevertheless, it still offered the familiar lineup of products, interactive installations, architectural models, artworks and robots, as well as ...

Loosening and tightening the corset on women's liberation

Oct 11, 2016

Loosening and tightening the corset on women's liberation

When the historical significance of fashion is discussed, the multi-talented artist Jean Cocteau is often quoted as having said, “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.” Many of the garments at the “Fashion and Interior Decoration in the 20th Century” exhibition, however, ...