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Pioneers of URAHARA: The Past and Future of Japanese Streetwear

EditorialComments ⋅ 3 days ago
Scour the internet, hit up Prince Street, or simply browse the HYPEBEAST forums – for some time Japanese streetwear has been an integral part of fashion. The vivid colors of graphic tees and ludicrous attention to detail may be commonplace to m...

Opening Ceremony x Baby-G Omotesando Pop-Up Watch

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 4, 2014
Opening Ceremony teams up with Casio’s Baby-G line of watches to create a special collection of the hallmark mini-watch series. The Baby-G’s minimalist BGD-501 model has been executed in three colors – blue, white, and yellow – each adorn...

Tokyo In Reverse

CultureComments ⋅ Apr 6, 2014
From Parisian videographer Simon Buisson comes this entertaining short that takes us on a stroll through the streets of Tokyo, Japan — in reverse. While the concept is simple and “straight forward,” the video is nothing shy of a fun...

Black Business: Modern Day Yakuza

ArtsComments ⋅ Mar 7, 2014
After following the exploits of Moroshi in Underground Hero: Love To Hate Me, director Luxe Huxham is back with another atmospheric documentary. Black Business: Modern Day Yakuza explores another unseen layer of Japan’s polite, intriguing and s...

HYPEBEAST Road Trips Japan: Traveling Through Modernity and Tradition

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 25, 2013
If you’ve followed the arc of  HYPEBEAST since its inception, we’ve maintained an affinity for the creativity and influence that accompanies Japanese culture. For anybody who’s set foot in the country, there’s someth...

Opening Ceremony to Open New Flagship in Japan

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 6, 2013
Opening Ceremony, the cult fashion brand started by friends Carol Lim and Humberto Leon and current Kenzo creative directors in 2002, has announced plans to move its current flagship store OPENING CEREMONY TOKYO from its current location in the Shibu...

Satoshi Kawashima: 30 Years In Japan’s Fashion Industry

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 14, 2013
“Based in Nagoya, Japan, the DOUBLEDUTCH Co. was founded in 1982 by Satoshi Kawashima with the aim of spreading his love and interest in English and American fashion.” Lasting 30 years in any industry is a decent enough achievement i...

Japanese Sword Making & Rapha’s Charity Ride for Tohoku

LifestyleComments ⋅ Sep 23, 2012
Swordsmiths have a saying — strike while it’s hot; there’s absolutely nothing you can do once it has cooled down. In 2011 — in the wake of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami — lifestyle cycling label Rapha organized a cha...