Takada was the first Japanese designer to gain international success out of Paris’s fashion industry, making his designs accessible and affordable.
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Ogata Paris, the brainchild of designer Shinichiro Ogata, offers the very best of Japanese craftsmanship and tradition in his fashionable European outpost.
Japan’s artistic institutions stress the importance of in-person exhibitions and events after months of closures and COVID-19-related fears.
Emil Pacha Valencia examines the difference between modern and traditional Japanese culture in his magazine.
"When I was little, there was a room with a big lock on the door in my house — my mother's studio. The lock came off when I finished elementary school," says embroiderer Satoshi Sekimoto over coffee at a Parisian cafe in the 13th ...
Chef Atsumi says luck was the key ingredient to his culinary success in Paris.
After four years of traveling the world, poet Soramaru Takayama finds Vancouver a welcoming place for creativity and veganism.
Since his official retirement from the clothing brand Kenzo in 1999, Kenzo Takada has taken on interiors, accessories and now costume design.
From retro video games to avant-garde Comme des Garcons' fashion, moving to Japan became a calling for Corey Mah.
Kohei Nawa talks about his 3-ton golden "Throne," which takes a seat of honor at the Louvre as one of the works for Japonismes 2018, Paris' large-scale event celebrating 160 years of France-Japan relations.