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HYPEBEAST Road Trips Japan: A Traditional Stay at Aoi Yasaka-Koudaiji in Kyoto

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 16, 2013
During our recent HYPEBEAST Road Trips journey across Japan, we had the chance to change pace by staying at the Aoi Yasaka-Koudaiji (part of Kyoto Stay) in Kyoto. Machiya literally translates as ‘townhouse’ and represent an important...

HYPEBEAST Road Trips Japan: AIZENKOBO Indigo Workshop in Kyoto

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 14, 2013
It’s no secret that Japan possesses a wealth of modern day artisans that have tried their best to uphold beautiful techniques and traditions. It’s this loving embrace of tradition that made for this part of our HYPEBEAST Road Trips so fas...

HYPEBEAST Road Trips Japan: Eats at the 548-Year-Old Honke Owariya in Kyoto

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 13, 2013
Honke Owariya is kind of a big deal in Kyoto, Japan and has got that soba game on lock. Established in 1465 doubling as a noodle shop and confectionery, Honke Owariya is mainly recognized for its traditional buckwheat soba noodles. Located within wal...

HYPEBEAST Road Trips Japan: A History Lesson in Fabrics with the House of HOSOO in Kyoto

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 12, 2013
Kyoto is home to some of the most reputable artisans in Japan, if not the world, and for this installment of HYPEBEAST Road Trips Japan, we visit with one of the most famous weavers in the Nishijin area, the House of HOSOO. Our opportunity was extrem...

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...