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Little Twin Stars ART BOOK

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Little Twin Stars characters born in the year of 1975, so this year is their 40th anniversary.
The lovely official and memorial art book was published in this January.

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It contains a lot of Kiki and Lala’s cute art, interview with their original designer, small reissued filed mag, old-time products, or many more contents.

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I especially love the interview of their mom-designer, like how they were born from the first sketches.

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Kiki and Lala are one of my best friends all the time. I love them more when I finished reading the art book.

Little Twin Stars ART BOOK - Amazon.co.jp

ESPRIT Dior #2

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Dior’s craftsmen gave us demonstrations of their work at ESPRIT Dior.

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The process of making ‘Miss Dior’ handbag was really interesting. I thought it was not efficient work, but very unique ways.

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ESPRIT Dior

Hermes Leather Forever

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I went to the exhibition Hermes Leather Forever. It was surprising this exhibition entrance fee was free and you could visit other permanent exhibitions of Tokyo National Museum by this ticket only.

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We could study about their proud leathers from our five senses – using sight, smell, touch and hearing of many kind of high-grade leathers, and their history and historical masterpieces.

Hermes Leather Forever
Hermes Paris – Leather
Tokyo National Museum Hyokeikan

mt store at mAAch ecute

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Latest mt pop-up shop is at mAAch ecute, 4 minutes walk from Akihabara Station.
The shop was renovated old abandoned viaduct. There was a station named Manseibashi.
The old brick place is really unique and beautiful. Some of limited version of mt washi tapes designed from the inspirations of this building.

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And around this building, there’s many sightseeing places. I got a mt tape of well-known things around Kanda, Ochanomizu or Akihabara. Especially I love how they designs Akihabara old-style electric signboards and Japanese style curry rice.

mt store at mAAch ecute
mAAch ecute

CITIZEN “LIGHT is TIME” 2

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We could see CITIZEN’s historical and latest wrist watches on the other side of the installation art exhibition of “LIGHT is TIME”.

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I love some of these, especially beautiful cutting-glass watch, “Exceed Eco-Drive Collection Saphir”. It’s almost looks like as a bangle with a shining big precious stone. And more, no need to ready batteries because of the technology of Eco-Drive.

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I like latest kii series too, but I do hope they would re-product the Collection Saphir in the near future.

MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2014 “LIGHT is TIME” - CITIZEN
CITIZEN “LIGHT is TIME” – SPIRAL

mt exhibition at Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan

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We always love mt (masking tape brand produced by Kamoi), and this time they are holding a selling event at Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan.

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This former-girls’ school building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. All over the small and sunny hall was decorated by mt.

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We could get latest and limited design mt and a part of basic ones.

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And it’s really fun to decorate a plain shopping bags turn into our original ones!

mt ex Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan
10/1 – 10/13 2014
Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan

Limited Selling Tenugui from Kamawanu

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Have you ever know small (and really good, I LOVE the place) Ukiyo-e Ota museum is in Harajuku? Kamawanu, Tenugui speciality branch shop is on the basement floor of this museum.
Because of that, they’re selling some limited-selling tenugui design from Ukiyo-e.

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I got “Hiroshige cats” tenugui. Cute and funny cats were inspired from the Ukiyo-e art of Hiroshige Utagawa.

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Another one is not only selling at Harajuku branch, but all of Kamawanu shops. The beautiful hand dyed design named “rain”. This tenugui is only selling at rainy day. It’s very poetic.

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Ukiyo-e Ota memorial museum of art

Shibu-san Acryl

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I stopped by “Shibu-san Acryl (渋産アクリル)” at 8/01/COURT mini exhibition space in Hikarie.
Shibu-san is a coined word from “Shibuya (渋谷)” and “san (産 – means like born or made in)”.
This project is a collaboration of Showa Womens University and acrylic craftsman who working in Shibuya.

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They’re showing the laser cutter to cut the products out, and added bend or some hand craft working process.

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Dreamy transparent colors were beautiful.

Shibu-san Acryl Project - Hikarie
Shibu-san Acryl Project - Facebook

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