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Samurai Fashion in New York City Until March 25th 2017

Samurais are usually known for their honor code, ever wonder what their fashion code was ? It turns out, they had just as elaborate a fashion code when it comes…

What We Wear About When We Think About Clothes: Musings on Japanese Fashion

Back in the late 20th century, the word on the street about Japanese fashion was that it had the lowest f*ckability points in the world. "I wouldn't want to bed…

Future Beauty: 30 Years Of Japanese Fashion…ends today in Seattle.

What does what you wear say about you? Did you know that fashion is wearable art? Great fashion, like great art, requires creativity and skill. All of the fashion that…

In Japan, Tattoos Are Not Just For Yakuza Anymore

It is difficult to say whether the wabori Japanese traditional tattoo (入れ墨) hurts more or less than the electric needle tattoo. Pain is like tickle, it is not a feeling…