Issey Miyake invites us to see his material world

Mar 17, 2016

Issey Miyake invites us to see his material world

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Issey Miyake, designer of some of the world's most distinctive clothing and international symbol of modern Japanese craftsmanship, received France's Legion of Honor on Tuesday at the opening of a major exhibition of his work at The National Art Center, Tokyo. He received the award ...

Japan's cult brands get into character

Feb 27, 2016

Japan's cult brands get into character

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When the topic turns to "Cool Japan" and the various related efforts to capitalize on Japan's indubitable cultural capital internationally, commendation — or more frequently the lack thereof — is easy to come by. The question of how Japan markets its own culture domestically, ...

The little things in life

| Jan 2, 2016

The little things in life

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Now that the season of extravagance is over, it's time to kick back and enjoy some of the little things in life. Match of the day Incense can seem a little overpowering at times, especially in a small room or shared space. So, Hibi's match-sized incense ...