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STOF (Japan) 2014 Fall/Winter Lookbook

 

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For 2014 fall/winterHiroshi Tanida of STOF keeps to his unique sensibility that explores beauty and freedom in cut & sew, unveiling a lookbook to keep us anticipated for the forthcoming collection. Traditional textiles are used in crafting an array of beatnik attire, where tribal and plaid prints take on hoodies, button-up shirts and billowy pullovers. Gearing up for the cooler months, heavy woolen scarves accessorize each look, offering bohemian touches to the bold range.
Look out for the collection in selected retailers later in the year.
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Six sensational Starbucks in Japan for sakura spectators

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With the earliest varieties of cherry blossoms already starting to bloom around Tokyo, it’s almost time for sakura season to get into full swing! It’s Japan’s most enticing time to get out of the house and enjoy the beauty of nature! There’s just one little problem, though.

So if you’re torn between feeling immersed in Japanese culture and feeling anything in your toes, here are six Starbucks locations where you can relax with a warm cup of coffee while gazing at the cherry blossoms just outside the windows.

 

1. Ueno Onishi Koen / 上野恩賜公園店

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Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Ueno Koen 8-22
東京都 台東区 上野公園8-22
Open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
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Starting off with one of Tokyo’s most popular spots for hanami (cherry blossom viewing parties), Starbuck’s has a location inside Ueno Park. While tables indoors will give you a view of the blossoms, there’s also ample seating outside, and on afternoons from March 29 to April 6, employees will even be working coffee carts in front of the building to help process to-go orders as quickly as possible.

2. Kagurazakashita / 神楽坂下店

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Tokyo-to, Shinjuku-ku, Kagurazaka 1-9-2, Hedenaga Building
東京都 新宿区 神楽坂1-9-2 秀永ビル
Open 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
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Long a center for intellectuals and expats, Starbuck’s Kagurazaka branch is located close to the major rail hub of Iidabashi Station. Grab a seat, enjoy the view of the cherry tree-lined Kandagawa River, and relax with the knowledge that this branch stays open extra late.

3. Kamakura Onaricho /鎌倉御成町店

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Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Onaricho 15-11
神奈川県鎌倉市御成町15-11
Open 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
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Heading south from Tokyo into Kanagawa Prefecture, you’ll come to the city of Kamakura, which served as the capital of Japan from 1192 to 1333. While the Onaricho branch of Starbucks hasn’t been around nearly that long, it does have a more recent historical connection, as the coffee house stands on the site of the former home of comic artist Ryuichi Yokoyama, best known for his title Fuku-chan which saw an animated adaptation in the early 1980s.

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Aside from displaying Yokoyama’s artwork in the shop’s interior, the late artist’s garden’s pool, wisteria, and cherry tree have been left as they were when his house still occupied the lot. The sakura here bloom from mid-April to early May, and are especially beautiful when their falling petals create a carpet on the surface of the pool’s water.

4. Kyoto Karasuma Rokkaku / 京都烏丸六角店

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Kyoto-fu, Kyoto-shi, Nakagyo-ku, Rokkaku-dori, Higashitoin Nishiiri Donomaecho 254
京都府京都市中京区六角通東洞院西入堂之前町254
Open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and holidays
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Going from one former capital of Japan to another, this branch in Kyoto offers a fantastic view of Rokkakudo Temple, said to have been founded in the ninth century. Not only can visitors appreciate the structure’s unique architecture while sipping their lattes, from next week, they’ll also have a chance to see the temple’s expansive sakura tree.

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5. Toyama Kansui Koen / 富山環水公園店

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Toyama-ken, Toyama-shi, Minatoirefunecho 5
富山県富山市湊入船町5
Open 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
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Toyama City, on the coast of the Sea of Japan, is a bit off the beaten path for most travelers. Should you find yourself there in sakura season, however, it’d be worth your time to head over to Kansui Park, where the local Starbucks’ floor-to-ceiling windows also provide a view of the adjacent canal and Tenmonbashi Bridge.

6. Miyajima Service Area (Southbound) / 宮島サービスエリア(下り線)店

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Hiroshima-ken, Hatsukaichi-shi, Kamitaira 293 Miyajima Service Area Kudarisen
広島県廿日市市上平良293宮島サービスエリア(下り線)
Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
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Finally, motorists passing through Hiroshima Prefecture may want to pull off,  stretch their legs, and grab a drink at the highway rest stop (or “service area,” as they’re called in Japan) just north of Miyajima, the island is considered one of the three most beautiful places in Japan. Not only are there cherry blossoms right outside the Starbucks, there’s also a dog run, so you can enjoy a cup of java, some quality time with man’s best friend, and one of the most breathtaking views in the country all in one fell swoop.

Source: Starbucks Japan Official Blog

 

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Stussy Japan 2014 Spring Collection

 

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For 2014 SpringStussy Japan welcomes the warmer season with a plethora of loud prints and engaging graphics. Hawaiian and mosaic patterns make an appearance on T-shirts, button-downs and hoodies, alongside bright hues on pleated shorts. Baseball jerseys are paired with casual sweats for a laid-back look, while the use of the classic SS Link logo on more subdue pieces providing timeless options elsewhere. Per usual, an array of bucket hats and snapbacks are available, next to a bold eyewear range to combat the sunnier weather.
Look out for the 2014 spring/summer collection at Stussy Japan locations.
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DreamWorks animator, Daniel Hashimoto, turns his kid into an action hero: “Toys ‘R’ Us Visit”

Every parent likes to record and share videos of their kids. They’re young, they’re cute, and you can show them to grandma. But when your dad is an animator for DreamWorks, your run-of-the-mill childhood videos get super-powered…

Daniel Hashimoto, Coolest Dad Ever, has used some do-it-yourself special effects to turn his 3-year-old son James’ everyday playtime into pint-sized, adorably awesome action movies. Under the YouTube account Action Movie Kid, he’s posted videos of James getting into trouble with everything from lightsabers to grappling guns and rocket ships.

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DreamWorks animator, Daniel Hashimoto, turns his kid into an action hero: “McDonald’s Play Place”

Every parent likes to record and share videos of their kids. They’re young, they’re cute, and you can show them to grandma. But when your dad is an animator for DreamWorks, your run-of-the-mill childhood videos get super-powered…

Daniel Hashimoto, Coolest Dad Ever, has used some do-it-yourself special effects to turn his 3-year-old son James’ everyday playtime into pint-sized, adorably awesome action movies. Under the YouTube account Action Movie Kid, he’s posted videos of James getting into trouble with everything from lightsabers to grappling guns and rocket ships.

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DreamWorks animator, Daniel Hashimoto, turns his kid into an action hero: “Toy Lightsaber”

Every parent likes to record and share videos of their kids. They’re young, they’re cute, and you can show them to grandma. But when your dad is an animator for DreamWorks, your run-of-the-mill childhood videos get super-powered…

Daniel Hashimoto, Coolest Dad Ever, has used some do-it-yourself special effects to turn his 3-year-old son James’ everyday playtime into pint-sized, adorably awesome action movies. Under the YouTube account Action Movie Kid, he’s posted videos of James getting into trouble with everything from lightsabers to grappling guns and rocket ships.

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Artist Profile: Egene Koo (Korea)

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Egene Koo is an illustrator based in Korea. Her beautifully illustrative oil paintings are a unique fusion of nature, fashion, and portraiture, depicting richly colored wildlife in the same space as over-sized high heels and well-dressed models with wide-eyed cat and rabbit faces, an unusual combination of elements that is both dreamy and unsettling.

 

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