A fashion analyst living in Tokyo will introduce Tokyo's fashion, food, art, design, nature, etc. from the perspective of locals.

Post-war economy and "Japanese Designer as Number One." Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto in 1982.

The book "Japan as Number One" argued that American companies should learn from the thriving Japanese automobile and semiconductor industries. Similarly, Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto, if not more so, had a profound impact on the gl…

Kichijoji's used bookstore. 8 stores with variety and ramen noodles with shellfish broth.

One of my hobbies and jobs is visiting used bookstores. I have already been to Jimbocho, mentioned above, many times, but I wondered if there was any other town in Tokyo with used bookstores other than Jimbocho. I wondered, and after check…

A report on the "THE FUTURE IS IN THE PAST" exhibition featuring NIGO®'s vintage archives, and my favorite shellfish soup ramen in Shinjuku.

I visited "THE FUTURE IS IN THE PAST" at Bunka Gakuen Fashion Museum in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The exhibition will be held from September 14, 2022 (Wed) to November 13, 2022 (Sun).

A tour of classic thrift stores in Harajuku, the town of vintage clothing, and delicious Asian noodles in the quiet back alleys of Takeshita-dori.

Come to think of it, I have not yet introduced Harajuku, the most well-known town in Japan as a fashion center. So, in this issue, I will introduce you to some thrift stores in Harajuku, also known as the town of secondhand clothes, with a…

A tour of the rooftop gardens of department stores & commercial facilities in Ginza. The rooftop of Ginza Six was truly an urban oasis.

Tokyo is lined with countless commercial buildings, including department stores and fashion buildings. Naturally, every building has a rooftop, and there are a surprisingly large number of commercial facilities in central Tokyo whose rooft…

The sanctuary Comme des Garcons Aoyama store and the ramen in the back alley.

This time, the setting was Aoyama. On this day, I arrived at the Omotesando subway station at about 11:30 am. Since I was already hungry, I first went out of the B1 exit of Omotesando station and entered the alley on the left side of the s…

Used bookstores in Jimbocho that are strong in fashion and Bondi's excellent beef curry.

Take exit A6 of the subway in Jimbocho and head west on Yasukuni Street, and you will see the Bondi sign on the building.

Shopping without getting wet in the rain around Shinjuku Station. 15 men's stores where I check out trends and standing noodle shops.

Before researching, I visited this restaurant. This is the Shinjuku Nishiguchi Store of Yomodasoba.

Shimokitazawa , 12 low-priced thrift stores and ramen noodles with shellfish broth.

Offers 12 low-cost, easy-to-enter thrift stores in Shimokitazawa, as well as ramen noodles with delicious shellfish broth.

From Nishiogikubo to Kichijoji. secondhand book. old clothes. A ramen shop with excellent replacement balls.

I had a business in Shinjuku that day, so I decided to take the Chuo Line from Shinjuku to Kichijoji. I rarely go to Kichijoji from Shinjuku, so when I checked the route on Google Maps, I noticed that I was passing through Nishiogikubo. Th…