Danielle Demetriou

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:

Purrfect: Kids, cats and cookies

Lifestyle | CHILD'S PLAY Feb 17, 2020

Purrfect: Kids, cats and cookies

Quiet green lanes, low-rise wooden houses, generations-old tofu stores, atmospheric temples, cycling grannies, small creative ateliers — and cats. Lots of cats. Yanaka, an east Tokyo neighborhood hugging the fringes of the JR Yamanote circle, is something of an urban time capsule, with its growing ...

Encourage the little Van Goghs of the family

Lifestyle | CHILD'S PLAY Oct 20, 2019

Encourage the little Van Goghs of the family

It's one of the world's most iconic expressions of a night sky: a bold yellow moon, a milky expanse of stars and gradated shades of blue alongside the swirling silhouette of a cypress tree and a distant sleeping village. "The Starry Night," created by Dutch ...

Finding time in Tokujin Yoshioka's design

Style & Design Jul 28, 2019

Finding time in Tokujin Yoshioka's design

Tokujin Yoshioka's design for Homme Plisse Issey Miyake/Aoyama, Issey Miyake Homme Plisse's first flagship, includes gravity-defying clothing rails, raw concrete minimalism and a showstopping special pleating machine.

Mashiko: Pots of fun for kids and parents

Lifestyle | CHILD'S PLAY Jun 16, 2019

Mashiko: Pots of fun for kids and parents

Young children and ceramics are not an obvious mix — the former having an alarming tendency to break the latter the second they come into contact with one another. But there is one situation when combining the two works like magic: children's pottery classes.