Tag: japan

09 Dec 2016

Flair for the obscure is luxury’s new currency | Glossy

GLOSSY.com DEC 8, 2016 by ANA ANDJELIC Wander down the Takamiyacho neighborhood of Kyoto and turn left to a side street, and you will come across an unmarked boutique nested among the traditional Machiya townhouses. Venture in, and you will be surrounded by one-of-a-kind items ranging from dresses and denim to jewelry and housewares. Among […]

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14 Nov 2016

Amazon Japan Releases Special Manga-focused eReader

Japanese comics, called manga, are hugely popular. Although you probably knew that, you probably don’t know the extent of it. In 2015, Japan’s bestselling manga series, One Piece, sold more than 14 million copies. It helps that the format runs a hugely broad spectrum of topics; they’re not just action-packed comics aimed at children but […]

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21 Jul 2016

Kumamon x The New Science Of Cute

Kumamon, a cartoon bear created to promote tourism in an overlooked part of Japan, has become a billion-dollar phenomenon. Now, a new academic field is trying to pinpoint what makes things cute – and why we can’t resist them.

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