Archive for March, 2011

ART DRIVE JAPAN - ONLINE CHARITY AUCTION TO HELP JAPAN
RECOVER FROM THE EARTHQUAKE

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

art drive japan online charity auction

Hello everyone. Made with Japan continue to hope that all of you and your loved ones are safe as well as hope that the situation in Japan will only get better.

As many of you may have already heard, Made with Japan has been holding a charity t-shirt campaign to help aid in the relief efforts of the earthquake. We thank those of you who donated through us or directly to a charitable organization.

However, we are now working to start and be a part of something greater as we would like to make contributions in the largest way possible. We are currently calling the help of artists, fashion designers, crafts people all around the world to participate in an online charity auction project we named “Art Drive” Japan. We will launch as soon as we have works ready to be auctioned so please standby. I wish that you and your friends will join us.

-Allan (Made with Japan)

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“ART DRIVE” Japan is an online auction of works donated by artists who have joined hands in order to contribute to the relief and future recovery efforts of Japan. By purchasing our art, you are working together with the artists to benefit this cause.
100% proceeds aside from transaction fees by paypal will be donated to the Japan Red Cross in order to help Japan recover from the catastrophic earthquake which took place on March 11, 2011.

We have contacted artists to come to the rescue and will open the auction once their artwork is ready. In the meantime please share this information along to those who might be interested. We hope that all of you will reach out to lend a helping hand.
ARTISTS: If you are an artist and would like to get involved, you can start by pledging your artwork to [pledge.artdrive @ gmail.com] or by going here http://www.artdrivejapan.com/artist-contact/. We will consider and review all inquiries to all forms of art including but not limited to fashion, crafts, prints, photography, et cetera.

http://www.artdrivejapan.com

http://www.artdrivejapan.madewithjapan.com

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“ART DRIVE” Japanは、3月11日に日本を襲った未曾有の東北関東大震災で被災された方々を応援しようというアーティストたちによるオンラインオークションです。私たちの作品をお買い上げいただくことで、被災地への応援につながります。
売り上げは、クレジットカードの手数料を除いて、被災地への義捐金を募っている日本赤十字を通じて、全て寄付いたします。

アーティストは既に作品作りにとりかかっていますので、間もなくオークションを開始する予定です。一方、このART DRIVEを一人でも多くの方に知っていただくために、ぜひ情報をお伝えいただきたいと思います。みなさんのご 協力をお願いいたします。
アーティストの方:”Art Drive” Japanに興味があるアーティスト、ファッションデザイナー、写真家、限らずクリエーターさんは、http://www.artdrivejapan.com/artist-contact-jp/ にあるフォーム、もしくは[pledge.artdrive @ gmail.com]へメールして下さい。お待ちしております。

http://www.artdrivejapan.com

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DRAGON BALL CREATOR TORIYAMA AKIRA’S MESSAGE TO SUPPORT QUAKE VICTIMS
鳥山明から応援メッセ−ジ@Youtube

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Toriyama Akira Dragon Ball Arare Eathquake Support
Photo: Shonen Jump

JAPAN EARTHQUAKE - “GENKIDAMA” Saves the world, please click!
Weekly manga publisher Shueisha teams up with Toriyama Akira, the legendary manga and anime creator behind all-time favorites such as the Dragon Ball series and Dr. Slump Arare posted a Youtube video message to call support for the victims of the earthquake in Japan.

All you have to do is watch the video and money will be donated for the relief effort. Click the link below.

MESSAGE IN ENGLISH

「届け! みんなの元気玉~悟空とアラレの応援メッセージ」
鳥山 明からの応援メッセージが三日前、Youtubeに現れました。震災で被災された方々の応援と募金い繋がります。タイトルは下にあるリンクをクリックして見て下さい。

悟空に力を貸しましょう!最大な元気玉になりますように。

日本語のメッセージ

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MADE WITH JAPAN T-SHIRTS
100% OF PROFITS WILL AID JAPAN EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

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This is a resource page on ways you can help support the Japan earthquake relief effort. We hope that you will let your friends know about it as well. Together, we can make a difference.

UPDATE 3/17/2011:
Made with Japan has been holding a charity t-shirt campaign from this page to help aid in the relief efforts of the earthquake.  The $425.49 raised through this campaign was donated to the American Red Cross. We are ending this campaign and thank those of you who donated through us or directly to a charitable organization.

However, we are now working hard to be a part of something greater because we would like to make contributions in the largest ways possible and extend help for the long-term recovery. We are calling the help of artists, fashion designers, crafts people all around the world to participate in the online charity auction initiative, “Art Drive” Japan. I wish that you and your friends will join us. http://www.artdrivejapan.madewithjapan.com

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Hi everybody. As most of you may know already, the devastating effects of the largest recorded earthquake in recent history of Japan, continues to injure and take the lives of many. There is no doubt that aid is needed right now during the aftermath.

As a way to help, 100% of profits from all sales of Made with Japan hand-printed t-shirts will be contributed to organizations directly involved in the earthquake and tsunami relief effort. I hope that our support will make a difference, as well as raise more awareness that everybody’s contributions even in the smallest amount will make a huge difference collectively. Remember, a million people contributing a mere $1 becomes a million dollars, $2 becomes $2 million.

To make this as simple as possible for you, the t-shirts are priced at $35 including shipping and taxes. The actual shipping costs will vary and we will subtract that amount as well as other costs from the donation . If you wish to make additional contributions, you may do so by clicking the “Additional Donations” button.
All payments are securely processed through PayPal. All major credit cards acccepted.

However please remember, the people in need will benefit more if you donate DIRECTLY to reputable organizations. It’s faster that way, and the money won’t get wasted in costs, transaction fees, and shipping. In all honesty, we urge you to do this rather than donate through Made with Japan. Please comment below to share yours thoughts and what you’ve done to help.

UPDATE: PLEASE BEWARE OF FAKE CHARITIES AND SCAMS ON THE INTERNET
It’s sad but true, there are lurking con artists that will try to capitalize on the goodwill of sincere people like you who are looking to help. The FBI has issued a scam warning for Japanese disaster.

With that said, we encourage that you make donations only to reputable organizations that we know the money will be used for the proposed purpose. If you wish to donate directly, below is a list of trusted relief organizations.

HOW TO SUPPORT JAPAN RELIEF EFFORTS

Make a difference by donating to Japan relief efforts.
You can check which organizations are reliable yourself here. http://charitynavigator.org/

The Red Cross
Accepting donations online and via text messages. To donate $10 to support their relief efforts, simply text REDCROSS to 90999 or visit them

Shelterbox
International Medical Corps
GlobalGiving.org
Convoy of Hope
Salvation Army

Raise awareness (free)
Everybody can help without any cost to you. Please share this page or any other reliable resources to encourage people to help support the 2011 Japan earthquake relief.

If you are part of social networks such as facebook or twitter, or are part of an organization with a mailing list, please share resource pages such as this to raise awareness on how your contacts can help in the effort as well.

HELPFUL SERVICES AND WEBSITES
Please share information here that you find relevant.

Free Interpretation Service
Free telephone service to interpret English, Chinese, Korean available 24 hours a day. Portuguese and Spanish from 9:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.. this isn’t an emergency information service.

Google Person Finder for 2011 Japan Earthquake
If you are looking for someone in Japan and currently can’t make contact or would like to leave information about someone.
http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=en

How to Contact the U.S. Embassy, your family and friends
http://japan.usembassy.gov/e/acs/tacs-warden20110312-03.html
Telephone: 1-202-501-4444 or 1-888-407-4747

Crisis Response
Google providing the information regarding the disaster and damage with realtime updates.
http://www.google.co.jp/intl/en/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html

NHK TV messaging service
If you want to send a message to someone where all phone lines are down, NHK will broadcast your message on their TV service. The numbers on which to place your message are 03 5452 8800, or 050 3369 9680.

Facebook App to instantly see status update of your friends in Japan
Use this app to see at one glance the latest status update of all of your friends who have their current location set to Japan.
このアプリはFacebook上の居住地を日本国内に設定している友達の最新の近況を一覧表示させます。
http://keito.me/safety/

LIVE NEWS

Live News on Earthquake in Japan (English)
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-world-tv
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/zerowanx

地震ニュース生中継NHK公式放送。(日本語)
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-gtv
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-gtv2
←iPhone/iPad対応です
I would like to re-emphasize that, our ultimate goal is to maximize aid and minimize casualties. I sincerely urge you to share this and any other organizations for the same cause with your family and friends in your networks. http://bit.ly/eFjK3u

We as citizens of our planet collectively hold the potential to make the impossible possible, or the possible impossible.
The choice is ours and it can all start with the choice you make.

-Made with Japan

Please not that we will be shipping these items only once a week so please be patient while your order is being processed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
All sizes are mens but smaller and more fitted than your average mens t-shirts. All sales are final.

TOKYO TOWER PSYCHEDEPIC

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Size

NETA SHARI

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Size

JAPAN MAP

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SOLD OUT

NOTES FROM SAKURA

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Sold Out

FUJI TAKA

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SOLD OUT

EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE 8.9 IN JAPAN LIVE FROM USTREAM

Friday, March 11th, 2011

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TSUMORI CHISATO 2011 A/W COLLETION

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

tsumori chisato 2011 autumn winter in paris
Photos: Alessandro Garofalo / GoRunway.com

Tsumori Chisato’s sense of fun and bohemian cuteness in fashion never fails to dazzle the runway. Her 2011 A/W collection made use of an array of colors and patterns from the tunic dresses, knitted leotards, and culottes which appeal to a wide audience of different age groups.

You can see the full Tsumori Chisato 2011 A/W Collection with video on her website.
http://www.tsumorichisato.com

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PROFILE OF JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN BY ARASHI YANAGAWA
WITH S/S 2011 LOOKBOOK

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Yanagawa Arashi John Lawrence Sullivan Spring Summer 2011 Men Debut in Paris Made with JapanLookbook by John Lawrence Sullivan

Arashi Yanagawa, the designer behind John Lawrence Sullivan is not your typical designer. Following in his father’s footsteps, Arashi Yanagawa spent thirteen years in professional boxing before making way into the fashion world. As a reference to his first career, the brand name comes from a pro boxing legend John Lawrence Sullivan (October 15, 1858 – February 2, 1918), the first heavyweight champion in the history of boxing from 1881 to 1892.

The brand’s beginning was humble, starting out in 2003 with Arashi Yanagawa using his fight money to release his first collection of two blazers. Gaining popularity with his Men’s and Women’s lines, John Lawrence Sullivan appeared on the runway for the first time in 2007 at the Tokyo fashion week which was then followed by a flagship store in Nakameguro Tokyo.

Sleek silhouettes and fine tailoring using refined fabrics, is one obvious way to describe the qualities of John Lawrence Sullivan’s collections, but there is no doubt that the designer’s strong will and enthusiasm towards fashion adds a whole new dimension to the designs. Dazed Digital asked what his career change was like and if boxing still influences him:

“I never went to fashion school, it was very hard at the beginning but my friends understood my enthusiasm in fashion and supported me, so I’ve learnt by them so many things.”

“It’s natural that I am influenced by boxing”, “because I practiced boxing for so many years. The most important and biggest influence is the spirit to keep challenging myself.” - Arashi Yanagawa

Arashi Yanagawa is already a huge inspiration to many young fashion designers in Japan getting ready to break ground to a new era of  Japanese fashion. His existence is especially encouraging to the new generation of Japanese designers who like him do not have formal degrees in fashion design.

With their 2010-11 F/W collection, John Lawrence Sullivan bid farewell to Tokyo to set ground in Paris. They made their runway debut with F/W 2011 Men’s collection at the Paris Fashion Week.

For more information on their full collection, please visit the official John Lawrence Sullivan website at http://www.john-lawrence-sullivan.com/



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YOHJI YAMAMOTO 2011 A/W COLLECTION

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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Photo: Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com

Some of the highlights from Yohji Yamamoto’s 2011 A/W collection were the flower and feather prints on black mesh, sheer woven tops, red coats, and hoop skirts. The visible cage under the skirts added a unique flavor to the overall punk theme styled with Dr. Martens and colorful cotton candy hair!

Let me guess what you’re thinking right now about the hair. It  kind of remind you of those rainbow hair russ troll dolls doesn’t it?

Yohji Yamamoto was heard saying backstage after his 2011 A/W show addressing the youth of today, “I felt, in this moment, we need flower power,” he said. “But at the same time, we need young people’s anger.”

I totally agree with him if he means that anger can be a much stronger and propulsive emotion than “flower power.” In the context of Yohji Yamamoto, anger is what may have fueled his accomplishments in creating beautiful and revolutionary fashion.

You can see the full Yohji Yamamoto 2011 A/W Collection and review written by Meenal Mistry on Style.com

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VIDEO OF HORI HIRO - JAPANESE TEBORI TATTOO ARTIST

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Hori-hiro Japanese tebori tattoo artist made with japan

Tebori is a traditional method of hand tattooing which arose in the late 18th and early 19th century in Japan. The word Tebori comes from the word “te” meaning “hand” and “hori”, meaning “to carve or sculpt.” The shaft of the tebori tool rests on the thumb of the left hand and the needles are inserted by forward movement of the right arm. Unlike many other forms of hand-tattooing in Asia such as tatau or moko, no assistants are required for tebori.

Hori-Hiro has been continuing this tradition for over 20 years since becoming a tattoo artist. Before tattooing, Hori-Hiro worked as a motorbike mechanic. He now runs a small tattoo studio in Fukushima, a rural part of Japan approximately 2 hours up north from Tokyo by train. Hiro uses both the Japanese tebori technique as well as the western-style machine. However, he prefers the traditional Japanese style, and continues in order to keep this tradition alive. It is said that with tebori, the artist is able to create subtle gradations of tone that are difficult to achieve with a machine. Tebori takes much longer to perform and requires the hori-shi (tattoo artist) to be experienced in this technique, but the results are amazing.

This video shot by Marc Pinto and directed by Steven Guzman for Primitive Tatto, shows the tebori technique and some of Hori-Hiro’s work.

You can also check out his website for more info.
1F 5-13-7 Saikon Koriyama Fukushima 963-8862 Japan
Tel: 024-991-8558[10:00〜19:00]
http://www.hori-hiro-japan.com

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入墨には機械彫りと手彫りがありますが、日本伝統の手彫りを好み、彫り氏として20年続けているHori-Hiro氏のビデオです。兎に角、かっこいい!!福島にスタジオがあります。

〒963-8862
福島県郡山市菜根5-13-7 1F
Tel: 024-991-8558[10:00〜19:00]
http://www.hori-hiro-japan.com

Video shot by Marc Pinto for Primitive Tattoo in Perth AUS & Singapore.
Directed and Edited by Steven Guzman.

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