Apr 30, 2008 1 Comment

This site is an aggregation of vignettes; snapshots in space and time, written by all sorts of interconnected writers in Tokyo, New York, (well, see the image below…better yet, just click on it.) I was quite fascinated to get these little clips; they are like little jewels-very short points of brilliant light-of what’s going on […]

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Analyzing J-Fashion – Magazines galore

Apr 28, 2008 1 Comment

I found a great Japanese fashion site today. Take a look at this graphic.It shows the interrelationship between men’s styles and magazines that cover it.For the non -Japanese reader, the upper edge of the map is the shoshokusei ga tsuyoi/ryuuko. (This means “Heavy Ornamentation” and “Fashionable.) The orange left-most edge is Onauke-softo which means “Feminine/soft” […]

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JPop music

Apr 26, 2008 No Comments

10 years ago, before I knew much of anything about Japanese Pop music, other than what I had learned on the streets of Osaka in 1997, I purchased Steve McClure’s Nipponpop from a little bookstore in St. Mark’s Place, NY. It’s a glossy 11×17 book with tons of pictures, good reviews, and lots of eye […]

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