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My favourite wagashi with Yuichi Murakami of Bondo
AR Piece 'TOU-LIGHT'
Meet Yumiko Utsu at Kadoya
Meet Yukari Sakamoto at Kichijoji Shotengai
Meet Masahiro Wada at Nippara Cave
Photo Diary by Yumiko Kikuchi and Matsuki Narishige
Photo Diary by Tamami Iinuma
Photo Diary by Aya Okabe
Mag by Louise
The Thousands x tokyobike: Yanaka Bike Guide
My favourite hideaway with Junya Matsumura of Tabi Bagel
Casual, low rise couches; broad dining tables paired with elegant chairs; and stools lined with sheep's wool, monokraft crafts wooden furniture to stay w...
COOVA is Shiho Seya's range of everyday textile wares. Her purpose: to showcase the beauty of natural, woven material. Made in Hachioji, on Tokyo's w...
AR Piece 'TOU-LIGHT'
A pendant light that comes to life with a mystical glow, TOU-LIGHT resulted from a collaboration between Tokyo-based product designer Hikaru Yajima and Uzan-...
Swimsuit Department 'Shell Bag'
A dedicated and avid collector of old and vintage goods from around the world, Takahiro Goko, the owner and buyer of Swimsuit Department, introduces each of ...
One Kiln Ceramics 'Ash Series'
Around five years ago, craftsman Yusuke Kido from One Kiln Ceramics began to kiln-bake ash from Sakurajima – the frequently erupting, active volcano located ...
Machiguchi Satoshi 1000
Machiguchi Satoshi 1000 presents (over) 1000 pages of full-framed, close-cropped photographs of some of the most influential photo-books of the past seven de...
Hender Scheme 'Manual Industrial Products'
Hender Scheme's natural-coloured, unisex footwear has an aesthetic that is part factory, part street. An all-leather homage to classic sneakers of decade...
Ethosens 'Under Construction' Shirts
It can be a challenge finding a quality, crisply detailed shirt that sits nicely between plain and extravagant. The kind that can be as easily worn for a mor...
“Get in and you'll understand” says Miura-san from Hammock2000, continuing on to say he's never seen an angry person in a hammock, and as...
Plants by UI Product
For apartment dwellers, summer can bring on serious bouts of garden envy. Whether it's watching your neighbour’s tomatoes grow plumper by the day, or pee...
Fredrik Packers Roll Top Backpack
Nothing excites me quite like a maze of backstreets on a warm spring afternoon. I love exploring, but with the essentials, spare clothing and the jumble of t...
Bread and Woodblock Prints
Bread & Woodblock Prints is an art book that presents Yuki Hicosaka’s work beautifully. It captures the allure of baking bread: moving from page to page ...
Shoes Like Pottery
The first time I read the words Shoes Like Pottery, I was sold. And I didn’t even know what it meant. It turns out that the rubber soles of these handcrafted...
During the week of the sinking of the Odakyu train line in Shimokitazawa, people shared their stories and videos of the old station. As the late-night train ...
Maruhara rainbow ramune
It wasn't until I was well into my twenties and living in Japan that I really enjoyed sports day. Perhaps it was the three-legged relay with an elderly n...
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