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SHIRO Cheers System

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SHIRO Cheers System is a website promoting Nihon Shu (Japanese Sake).

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It is connected through Twitter and Facebook. When you enter your ID, you can make your original video featuring your friend’s icons found on Twitter and Facebook.

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The movie concept is, one drop of SHIRO(Brand name) starts the chain reaction that results in everybody saying “cheers!”

In Japan, girls are sending videos to their friends this way.

SHIRO Cheers System
YouTube

Embroidery Prince

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Lately, there have been a growing number of young men who make handmade goods.

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The cross-stitch artist Makoto Ozu, who I call “Embroidery Prince,” published a new cross-stitch book.

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It includes 900 designs! I’m thinking about challenging myself with the camera design.

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The wristband “OLEX,” which is stitched to resemble applique and Rolex is sold at Tokyu Hands in Shibuya.

Makoto Ozu (japanese)
His Blog (japanese)
Amazon.co.jp (English)

Taito Designers Village

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Taito Designers Village is a public institution at Taito-ward, for newbie able designers. They can use a room for their work.

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taito designers village

The place is not open for visitors normally, but 3rd weekend of May was “open Village”. We could peep designers works!Almost of them sold their cute / cool products at there. It was so exciting!

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Taito Designers Village (Japanese)

Super Tokyo Hello Kitty straps from Leslie Kee photo exhibition

Super Tokyo Hello Kitty straps from Leslie Kee photo exhibition

I went to SUPER TOKYO by Leslie Kee photo exhibition,showing at Space O in Omotesando Hills. Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee hosted an photo exhibition titled “SUPER TOKYO” as a tribute and thank you to Japan. The “SUPER TOKYO” project displays Leslie Kee’s photographic portraits of 1,000 people including well-known celebrities in Tokyo, under the themes of love, peace and generations.

Super Tokyo Hello Kitty straps from Leslie Kee photo exhibition

I got the limited edition Super Tokyo Hello Kitty straps which are accented by holding a camera that indicates Kee’s profession.

Super Tokyo Hello Kitty straps from Leslie Kee photo exhibition

Leslie Kee photo exhibition (japanese)
omotesando-online (japanese)
LESLIE KEE
OMOTESANDOHILLS

Kawaii invoice envelopes

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These are colorful envelopes illustrated by Shinya Nishida. He received a lot of tweets about his very cute invoices that he sent to publishers. I really hope he keeps making these cute invoices!

ニシダテレビ (japanese)

にしださんのtwitpic (japanese)

Paper Doll Exhibition at Gallery Tokyo Banboo

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The gallery near Roppongi Mid-town, Gallery Tokyo Banboo held Paper Doll Exhibition.

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24 Japanese most popular drawing artists made original paper dolls. There are lots of paper dolls, Michael Jackson, Yoko Ono & etc.. You can buy each of them at 1,260JPY.

 

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Gallery Tokyo Banboo

Yuru chara by Jun Miura

Yuru chara by Jun Miura

“Yuru chara” means weaker characterized characters. Japanese illustration artist, Jun Miura named that concept “Yuru chara” firstly. Yuru Chara does not like Disney’s charactor and Japanese animation. Most of them are designed with amateurism.

Yuru chara by Jun Miura

Japanese loves characters. but sometimes they feel business mind inside of characters. So they prefer to amateurism. Jun miura gathered lots of Yuru chara at his exhibition.

Yuru chara by Jun Miura

His idea is very unique.

Jun miura (japanese)
Yuru chara (Wikipedia Japan)

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

LaQua is attraction, and shop & restaurant zone near Tokyo Dome. Beautiful Christmas illuminations are there for winter season.

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

There are 5 illminated art objects.

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

I took photos 3 of 5.

LaQua (English site)
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