tokyo

tokyo glass

in the aoyama area of tokyo comme des garçons store (flagship with aspirations to starship; the store was designed by the label’s chief designer and founder,

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city

the city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings

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teppan-yaki izakaya

teppan-yaki-ya are usually associated with flashy upmarket slightly tacky pepper-mill twirling wisecracking steak chefs in london and new york epitomised by ‘benihana’. this place was a bit

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tokyo 21_21

21_21 is a new design museum near roppongi, and tokyo ‘midtown’ new development. the building is designed to be dramatic whilst not overwhelming the surrounding park-scape.

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tokyo ikebukuro mono

not the most glamourous part of tokyo, with a reputation for sleaze and bad taste, it nevertheless boasts one of tokyo’s biggest railway stations, two of

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edo hakubutsukan

pictures taken around the tokyo edo museum at ryogoku designed by architect kiyonori kikutake. it is an extraordinary building, erected at the height of the japanese

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claska

the claska is newly refurbished but preserves the vaguely 60s — 70s retro pastiche of its original conception. it’s a lot of fun to stay here. a very quirky

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