|2005 Spring - Intro - Meguro-gawa - Claska Hotel - Neighborhood Shops
Tokyo Hot Spot
Tokyo's Left Bank: Hip and homey mingle in Meguro
photography by Takashi Honma
Meccas of the youth culture spring up where trendy, creative people congregate. Like Aoyama and Daikanyama before it, Meguro is today's "now" place to be in Tokyo. A newly renovated boutique hotel has brought new life to Meguro-dori, the boulevard through the heart of the area. Cutting-edge eateries and fashion shops dot the riverside Meguro-gawa section, which is a world unto itself. Packed with trendy folks, the area is oozing with Tokyo hip.
||Chappie GRACES Meguro-gawa
In 1994 Hiroshi Itoof the graphic design team aptly named groovisionscreated Chappie. This androgynous character is in the mold of avatars designed as customizable personas available on Internet discussion boards. Ito's character can be adorned with the hairstyle and outfit of your choice. Chappie has been used in numerous advertising campaigns and debuted on CD. Its success has transcended national borders: groovisions brought Chappie to Paris for an exhibition at rue Saint-HonorČ's trendy "select shop" Colette, and artist Takashi Murakami included it in a show at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Born at groovision's office, Chappie is a true "talent."
Jersey, 30,450 yen; top, 7,350 yen; and skirt, 15,750 yen. All by JUICY COUTURE / SANN FRERES
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Kateigaho International Edition Issues:
2005 SUMMER - 2005 SPRING - 2005 WINTER
2004 AUTUMN - 2004 SUMMER - 2004 SPRING - 2004 WINTER
2003 AUTUMN - INAUGURAL ISSUE