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Danielle Demetriou is a writer who swapped her native London for Tokyo in 2007. From art and design to business and fashion, she writes about all things Japan-related for international newspapers and magazines.
For Danielle Demetriou's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
A Japanese designer living in Vienna, Shuzo Matsuhashi is getting a boost from the Swarovski Foundation to further his crafts-inspired vision of fashion.
It might not be strawberry fields forever, but this 30-minute, all-you-can-eat strawberry-picking experience is a sweet family excursion.
The French fashion house collaborated with chef Yosuke Suga to design the menu — and the world’s first Louis Vuitton chocolates.
Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the Finnish design brand’s recently opened flagship store in Omotesando allows customers to immerse themselves in the Nordic way of life.
The luxury hotel located in Nagano Prefecture’s Kiso Valley offers bespoke athletic and artistic workshops for guests, including kids.
For dance-loving children, Studio Tron is the stuff of dreams, with feel-good pop, floor-to-ceiling mirrors and kind, professional teachers.
The challenges facing chefs opening hotel restaurants are as extensive as they are complex. Factor in a pandemic, and strategies must be rethought.
“Kids” and “tea ceremony” don’t often go together, but Modern Ryokan Kishi-ke has a one-day program that will engage all of your little one’s senses.
Do you — and the kids — need a break from the city? A few days in Risonare Nasu’s Agri-Garden will set everyone to rights.