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Love. Product. Sales. Baby.
Gwen Stefani's new Harajuku-Lovers.com flash site might have "A Fatal Attraction to Cuteness", but I have a fatal attraction to its usability. The graphics are amazing, but the site navigation...
07:55:45 January 16, 2006, Monday (PST) Source: TokyoShoes
Fashion & Photography
Fashion. Photography. Art. Commerce. See The Decline of Fashion Photography. An argument in pictures. One comment made is that many fashion photographers today aren’t photographers to begin with. I’ve been...
13:29:17 January 2, 2006, Monday (PST) Source: TokyoShoes
Bapexclusive in Aoyama
Wallpaper*, the hipper than thou design mag, seems to have made Japan their pet destination with a large portion of each issue dedicated to all that is cool in Tokyo....
15:55:10 December 27, 2005, Tuesday (PST) Source: TokyoShoes
UNIQLO holiday shop
UNIQLO, known as the Gap of Japan (if there was ever a question even their logos look similar), has opened a temporary “holiday” store in SoHo at 76 Greene Street...
17:52:39 December 8, 2005, Thursday (PST) Source: TokyoShoes
Life advice from Hello Kitty
Leave it to the folks of Sanrio to bring you the Hello Kitty Psychological Test. I took the one I seem to feel anxious lately... My analysis found that I...
13:11:57 November 4, 2005, Friday (PST) Source: TokyoShoes
Halloween Harajuku
Halloween is just around the corner so I thought I’d offer some tips for dressing up as a Harajuku girl. There are two main archetypes: the Gothic and the Lolita....
06:18:08 October 18, 2005, Tuesday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
The Zen aesthetic
The Zen aesthetic in Japan does exist but only in people’s minds. Check out Tokyo: A Certain Style to get a glimpse into how real Japanese people live....
19:17:20 September 21, 2005, Wednesday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
Japanese artists exhibit in Chelsea
Photography, fashion, Japanese land & cityscapes. I loved Izima Kaoru’s large-scale, ultra-saturated photographs that portray death of super-models. Von Lintel Gallery, 555 West 25th St., between 10th-11th Ave. Yoshitomo Nara's...
14:15:22 September 10, 2005, Saturday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
The intersection of branding and tragedy
Government confiscated designer knock offs are being distributed to Katrina victims. A crowd storms the counter at the Louis Vuitton store in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo....
18:11:43 September 7, 2005, Wednesday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
Restaurant as performance art
At restaurants in Japan, patrons are generally greeted with shouts of “irrashaimase!” (welcome) with the same amount of gusto as fans at a hockey game. (A trend catching on in...
13:27:53 September 6, 2005, Tuesday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
Trip to Turkey
I have uploaded a photo gallery of pictures from my recently took a trip to Turkey. The Grand Bazaar in Instanbul...
23:29:54 August 20, 2005, Saturday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
Harajuku girls again
American Gothic meets Magritte meets Harajuku. I have posted a photo gallery of Harajuku girls....
02:34:27 March 27, 2005, Sunday (PST) Source: TokyoShoes
Bali photos
A little girl eats on the street in Ubud. More photos from Bali....
02:13:25 March 3, 2005, Thursday (PST) Source: TokyoShoes
Off to Bali
I am leaving today for Bali and will be back in Tokyo next week. Below, Shinjuku at dusk....
07:32:11 February 23, 2005, Wednesday (PST) Source: TokyoShoes
Omotesando renewed
Today I walked my old 'hood, Omotesando. In some ways Tokyo seems exactly the same as when I left it. Then there are the jarring reminders that time has past,...
05:49:17 February 21, 2005, Monday (PST) Source: TokyoShoes
Automated Japan
My first few days back in Japan have been surreal. I feel I am experiencing reverse, reverse culture shock. One of the things to really hit me compared with New...
07:51:19 February 20, 2005, Sunday (PST) Source: TokyoShoes
Tokyo trip
It is nearly a year since I left Tokyo to move back to New York City. This week will be my first trip back to Japan. I plan to stock...
06:03:36 February 16, 2005, Wednesday (PST) Source: TokyoShoes
Photo gallery from Loas
I have finally uploaded an album of photos from my trip to Laos & Vietnam....
07:53:09 September 16, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
10 days in Vietnam...
...by the numbers: motorcycle rides offered: 583 motorcycle rides taken: 0 cyclo rides offered: 58 cyclo rides taken: 1 fender-benders observed: 6 fender-benders observed leading to a fist fight: 1...
07:55:15 September 9, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
Pho coma
I am currently in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam writing this with the biggest Pho-induced food coma. Pho is the Vietnamese signature disk, beef broth and rice noodles garnished with...
07:57:43 September 1, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
I'm from Japan
In the line of questioning to separate me from my money, the children of Cambodia invariable led with, “Where are you from?” I would answer, “Japan.” Most paid no attention,...
08:03:07 June 20, 2004, Sunday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
Manner Poster
A Tokyo subway "Manner Poster". At the bottom, for the benefit of English speakers, is written: "Good manners are not rules. They are born from consideration and respect for the...
08:04:50 June 10, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
New Blog
My new blog can now be found over at WindowShop.org....
17:44:16 May 18, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
Tokyoshoes update
It has been some time since my last entry. I thank those of you who continued to visit the site and who have offered your support through comments. I appreciate...
14:07:44 May 12, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
On hiatus
Tokyoshoes is currently on hiatus. I will be back eventually....
23:59:17 October 4, 2003, Saturday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
Harajuku girls
Submitted by TS guest blogger: Damon of japan.box.sk....
16:56:57 September 3, 2003, Wednesday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
Adidas Super Ape Skate
After the Adidas Super Ape Star comes a second collaboration Between Adidas & A Bathing Ape: Adidas Super Ape Skate. Also check out the secret version of Super Ape Star...
22:52:02 September 2, 2003, Tuesday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
Blonde mannequin
Submitted by TS guest blogger: Kevin Cameron of bastish.net....
16:49:14 September 1, 2003, Monday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
Harajuku boys
Harajuku cosplay with platforms, fab. pose at the lights. Submitted by TS guest blogger: Martine of frangipani.info....
16:53:18 August 29, 2003, Friday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes
Milo Store
The Milo Store, part of the BAPE empire, sells next to nothing, a few figures and pins here and there, but it's the WonderWall designed shop itself that makes it...
16:22:14 August 28, 2003, Thursday (PDT) Source: TokyoShoes