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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:

Takaoka crafts a new tourism industry

Jun 9, 2018

Takaoka crafts a new tourism industry

In the entrance of Nousaku in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, a group of schoolchildren skip by and point excitedly at an eclectic display of hundreds of brightly colored objects. Other visitors, meanwhile, look down in wonder toward the concrete floor, where a huge golden silhouette ...

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.