2 Jan
Crafted of laminated white steel with hand-hammered finish

Best Made‘s latest ode to fine tool making is their new ”Higo” knife, aka the Higonokami. The Higonokami is a famed Japanese blade that has been made by the Miyamoto Manufacturing Co. since the 1920s, and has grown to prominence with over 50 other manufacturers also making the blade. Best Made’s slim profile version is crafted of laminated Japanese white [...]


We’re long time fans of the people over at Best Made, who specialize in handcrafted goods that live up to their name (our favorite probably being the Axe & Axe Sling). Now they’ve teamed up with world renowned Japanese swordsmith/knifemaker Toshiki Nambu to craft a set of Jiro Ono-worthy kitchen knives. The 71-year old artisan [...]


12 Sep
Artist Maso Kinoshita's highly detailed anatomical sculptures

Japanese artist Maso Kinoshita constructs highly detailed sculptures of mythological creatures and gods, except he goes one step further by envisioning them as if from those amazing Body Worlds exhibits — stripped skinless to expose the pure biology. The skinless gods are carved from stone, and include Ganesh (above), as well as a slew of [...]


22 Aug
The classic bomber jacket with signature leather inserts

As we reported three years ago, Japanese luxury streetwear label mastermind JAPAN will shut its doors this year. Given the label’s success it’s clear they’re going to push their output till the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. Their latest collaboration is with fellow clothiers from the Land of the Rising Sun, Uniform Experiment. [...]


28 May
In inverted space suit, flowing scarf & removable helmet

Everyone’s favorite First World War ace pilot canine, Snoopy, gets the limited edition figurine treatment thanks to mastermind Japan and Medicom. The high-end Japanese streetwear brand does its best to deck Snoopy in its signature colors by inverting his normal colorway, making him all black in an all black astronaut’s suit. Of course his black [...]


13 May
Die cast metal homage to the classic Japanese giant robot

If you grew up in New England you might remember a show called Force Five. In it, each day a separate Japanese cartoon would play inspiring a bunch of Masshole kids to become wicked influenced by Giant Robots. These proto-anime shows included Gai King and Starvengers, but Mondays belonged to Planet Robot Danguard Ace. Well [...]


24 Apr
Decorative Japanese low-top footwear in thick premium leather

Japanese shoemaker SASQUATCHFABRIX present the latest colorway of their Ghillie Wingtip Brogues. The low top leather wingtips are fashioned in black and white thick premium leather, incorporating the namesake Ghillie-style ivory lace up closure with leather tasseled tips in black. The highly decorative brogues also feature perforation and serrated edges throughout, with a tonal leather [...]


23 Apr
Quality crafted out of 100% madras cotton in Japan

If you’re looking for a summertime shirt that will always keep you looking sharp while also keeping body temps cool, you need look no further than SOPHNET. The Japanese label has crafted this button-down patchwork madras shirt out of 100% cotton in Japan. The linchpin of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection, the long sleeve shirt includes functional [...]

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