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Fashion

Harajuku in Peril

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Harajuku under fire! Read all about it in this piece by that Macias guy in today’s edition of The Japan Times. And look at this, it just so happens to share the same page as this month’s edition of my “On Design” column (well, that’s if you pick up a physical copy of the newspaper).

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Art Events

Jim Avignon and Fantasita Utamaro

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Berlin pop-artist Jim Avignon battles with Mashcomix‘s Fantasista Utamaro at SuperDeluxe next Monday (December 1, 20:00, 1,500 yen). The event will include speed painting and a speed auction!

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Photography

The Blacks and Whites of Kichijoji

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Some nice black and white shots of a gig in Kichijoji by Tim.

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Meta

O.Lamm, the Bubble Maker

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Me and O.Lamm at Shinjukugyoen on Saturday, spending a nice day out with the OK Fred and Neojaponisme families. As you can see below, O.Lamm was quite the bubble maker. Photos courtesy of Audrey.

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Photography

I've Got Two Bike Tires and a Stand-Up Pump

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I can’t confirm, but I’m guessing the photo above is of Alin‘s studio/cafe/shop in progress. Ten bonus points to anyone who gets the title of the post,

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Books Games

Arcade Mania on PingMag

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Arcade Mania gets some nice attention over at PingMag — and I swear, this was put into motion way before my involvement with the site — by way of an interview with Brian.

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Art Events

Sound/Mindscapes

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Sound/Mindscapes” is an interesting new project that brings art and science together. The two-week show (November 26 to December 7) will be held at the Ongoing cafe gallery in Kichijoji, with the first week acting as a workshop for sound technology and art students, and then the second week featuring an exhibition based on the workshop. The two weeks are open to the public — the entire project is seen as an art installation — and will conclude with a panel talk chaired by Ken Mogi (December 7, 16:00). For more information, feel free to contact Jean-Julien Aucouturier, a Tokyo University researcher and Temple University professor who is organizing the project.

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Stores TB.Grafico

Pixelated Christmas

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Pixelated Christmas imagery used at Sony Plaza stores in Japan.

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Art Events TB.Grafico

Art on the Wall

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I forget what this was for — found while digging through older photos — but they were on display at the ABC bookstore in Aoyama in early October. I think they were works compiled in a book.

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Design

51 Japanese Characters

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Peter Machat was an exchange student at Nagoya Zokei University, and upon returning to Germany was inspired to create his “51 Japanese Characters” project. Visit the website and have a look at the 51 characters, from otaku to bosozoku and beyond. It’s a fun idea — the website also has a wacky mix and match section — and I quite like the style. You can also purchase a set of 51 postcards, and an A0-size poster will come out by the end of the month — both can be ordered online. Via Imprint Talk.