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Tokyo Auto Salon 2016

There are two major car shows in the Tokyo area every year. The Tokyo Motor Show, is conveniently located at Tokyo Big Sight which focuses on the offerings of the major car manufacturers themselves, the other, the Tokyo Auto Salon, takes place at Makuhari Messe convention hall in Chiba (about an hour from Tokyo) and…

Dreaming Of The Runway

From Dreams To The Runway Tokyo Girls Collection kicked off its talent search with Tokyo Girls Audition 2015 (TGA15), arousing more than 40,000 young hopefuls to submit their application packets online (Feb-Apr) throughout Japan and I was able to tag along for myself and document the eclectic crowd of contestants at their auditions for TGC’s…

Traditional Beauty

For over a thousand years, Kyoto has thrived and was once the cultural and imperial capital of Japan. Now it’s a very popular tourist destination, it is also the hometown of Japan’s mysterious geishas. The word ‘geisha’ means a skilled artist highly trained in music, dance, and art of conversation. They were not paid to sell…