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Por kirai el 30 de August de 2013 en Fashion,Traditional

Fundoshi (褌) is the most well-known Japanese traditional undergarment for men. With the arrival of Western underwear after World War II it felt out of use. Nowadays they are only used in traditional festivals (“matsuri”) and as traditional swimming suits. Photo by Rocket news The Japan Fundoshi Association has launched a Manga Fundoshi Kickstarter. The […]

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Yaeba: The Japanese Trend of Using Artificial Fangs

Por kirai el 09 de September de 2012 en Fashion

One of the latest weird trends in Japan consists on using artificial fangs so that they stick out a little bit and give you a vampirish look. The Japanese term for the new trend is “yaeba”, which means something like “an extra/added layer to the tooth”. Tomomi Itano, one of the AKB48 members, is one […]

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Latest gyaru hairstyles

Por kirai el 02 de February de 2011 en Fashion

Ageha magazine, one of the most sold magazines in Japan, has just published an articled about the latest trends in gyaru hairstyles. Gyaru girls fashion is quite eccentric; for example they love to exaggerate aspects of their eyelashes and their hairstyle. Source: Chihhylove

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LED lights for your mouth

Por kirai el 01 de February de 2011 en Fashion

Some weeks ago this video of some girls walking around Harajuku with some kind of device lightening up their mouth was published on the Internet. Many people, mostly foreigners, thought that it was a new trend in Tokyo. But we, the people that live here, haven’t seen anybody on the streets with LED lights on […]

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Dogs in school uniform

Por kirai el 20 de January de 2011 en Fashion

Photos by Tokyo Times

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Vibram Fivefingers

Por kirai el 26 de May de 2010 en Fashion

As I visited San Francisco last month I took the opportunity to buy a pair of Vibram Fivefingers. The Vibram Fivefingers are sport shoes that adapt to the shape of your feet like a glove would do to your hands. The sensation of running with them is very similar to running barefoot. The feeling after […]

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Men with skirts

Por kirai el 16 de March de 2010 en Fashion

A new trend is emerging in Harajuku, a neighborhood where you can frequently find many of the urban tribes in Tokyo. The new trend is brought by a new urban tribe auto denominated: “skirt men” (スカート男子). There are still not many men wearing skirts but there are already two shops specialized in skirts for men. […]

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Underwear that transforms itself into a bag

Por kirai el 03 de November de 2009 en Fashion

Here we have yet another crazy Japanese invention; I am talking about an ecologic/reusable bag made using origami and furoshiki technology. It is a multiple use bag that can transform itself into a bra and panties set. Did you forget your bag at home? No problem, if you are a girl you can “wear” the […]

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