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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:

Issey Miyake finds its Kyoto home

Mar 25, 2018

Issey Miyake finds its Kyoto home

With its tiered roof, latticed exterior and exposed beams, the new Issey Miyake Kyoto flagship is more than just a store; it's a celebration of one of Kyoto's best-known traditional structures — the machiya.

A few ways to go the whole dog in 2018

Dec 31, 2017

A few ways to go the whole dog in 2018

Cats may have surpassed dogs as pets in Japan for the first time in more than 20 years, but that hasn't stopped the nation preparing for the year of the dog with canine events and all manner of engimono lucky charms to see you ...