Let's talk 100 percent <em>kawaii!</em>

Style & Design Jul 2, 2013

Let's talk 100 percent kawaii!

by Samuel Thomas

Long before the mayor of Shibuya announced pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu as an official ambassador of kawaii culture, Sebastian Masuda, her art director, had been on a mission to spread "kawaii culture" across the world, advocating it as not only a potent source ...

Japan's influence on Grimes grows deeper

Music Mar 21, 2013

Japan's influence on Grimes grows deeper

by Jason Richards

Grimes has never been shy to acknowledge the influence of Japan on her work. The Canadian electronic pop artist, born Claire Boucher, credits a wide and various list of Japanese inspirations, including Yayoi Kusama, Geinoh Yamashirogumi, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, "Akira," "The Legend of Zelda" ...