T-shirt featuring traditional Japanese culture is available now at Uniqlo “UT”
10.April.2016 | FASHION
“UT” S/S 2016 collection appeared to be featuring variety of traditional Japanese culture.
“Haibara” of Japanese paper shop followed in Nihonbashi, Tokyo two hundred years or more. “Calligraphy” dropped a variety of representations and their beauty of calligraphy into T-shirt. On the concept of the creation of a new Japanese culture “SOU SOU”. The traditional arts that represents Japan “Shochiku Kabuki”. Pay attention to each content.
“Haibara” is a Japanese paper shop which was founded in Nihonbashi two hundred years ago. They collaborate with UT for the first time. typical and original products such as “bellows stationery”, Maiko postcard, Chiyogami was put the motif to convey to modern Japanese tradition in the main graphic.
Design with the Chinese characters T-shirt is now available at UT. They offered the calligraphy to calligrapher-Kamoda Akanetake and to create a T-shirt in a form close to a real “書(SHOU)” as much as possible under art critic, Onodera Keiji’s supervision. “書(SHOU)” is the theme of old Japanese words and proverbs, selecting the color, the body color and tie-dyed to match the meaning of the word. It comes with a hang tag, which is translated into English about the contents of the design for each print. No doubt that your foreigner friend will be very happy if you bring it as a gift!
SOU SOU was featuring with UT previously and got huge attention from not only Japan but in the world as well. Brand name is derived from the word “so, so” which unconsciously is used in daily life in Japan.(means yeah yeah in English approx…) and has developed a furniture, Tabi shoes and kimono based in Kyoto. In S/S collection of UT, Tunic is now on sale as it is the high design.Modern Japanese pattern that was sublimated the tradition of Japan has become a unique feature of SOU SOU.
– Shochiku Kabuki
It is always incorporating the modernity while inheriting the tradition, Kabuki continues to fascinate people today. It was started since last year that Kabuki collaborates with Uniqlo and it is happening this year as well. It focus on Kabuki actor fourth generation Ennosuke Ichikawa this time. It incorporates a design inspired by Kabuki paintings and costumes. Among them, “Seven Monkeys” the crest that was designed along with Ennosuke Ichikawa, you can only get it in Uniqlo.
Dragon Ball T-Shirts Designed by Collage Artist Kosuke Kawamura Releasing at UNIQLO
UNIQLO’s graphic t-shirt brand UT is collaborating with Dragon Ball Z once more to release a new line of t-shirts designed by Japanese collage artist Kosuke Kawamura. The clothing items will be released in late November.
The line-up features men’s and kid’s t-shirts and sweaters.
The collection features a line-up of 28 t-shirts and sweaters in both men’s and kid’s sizes.
Designs feature Kawamura’s iconic collage style, with character illustrations, names, the title logo, Goku’s famous Kamehameha, and more.
The collection also features two UT originals not designed by Kawamura, with illustrations of Goten and Trunks.
If you’re a fan of the DBZ universe then you won’t want to miss out on this latest collection from UT. Check out the full collection here.
*Items marked with ★ are those designed by Kosuke Kawamura
©️@Bird Studio/Shueisha, Toei Animation
©️BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA ©️2018 DRAGON BALL SUPER the Movie Production Committee
Dragon Ball UT
Release Date: Late November 2019 (subject to change)
Men’s T-Shirts (12 Designs) – ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
Men’s Sweaters (6 Designs) – ¥2,900 (Before Tax)
Kid’s T-Shirts (6 Designs) – ¥990 (Before Tax)
Kid’s Sweaters (4 Designs) – ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
Available: At UNIQLO Japan stores and online site
*Select items available at select stores and online onl
Full Collection: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/dragonball/
UNIQLO’s New MySize CAMERA App Introduces bodygram Which Measures Your Body
10.September.2019 | FASHION
UNIQLO’s new MySize CAMERA app has adopted a new deep learning AI program called “bodygram” which can measure multiple areas of your body wherever and whenever by just taking a photo, and with your clothes on too.
Once you’ve entered the person’s height, weight, sex, and age, the snap of a picture will determine the measurements of 10 areas of a person’s body including the chest, hip, and waist.
The data is broken down on an easy-to-read chart which will be indispensable when going out and buying clothes.
Obviously when it comes to vague set sizes like small and medium, the number of cm of a waist, or specifics like shoulders or even waist, measurements can vary from brand to brand. The app solves this issue by having a set measurement and enables you to customise measurements from brand to brand.
The future of clothes shopping is here with bodygram.
Official Website (Japanese): https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/contents/mysize-camera/
Beautiful Sailor Moon T-Shirts Released by UNIQLO’s UT Brand
UNIQLO’s graphic t-shirt brand UT it collaborating with Sailor Moon to release a collection of t-shirts at UNIQLO stores across Japan and their online store on June 23.
The original Sailor Moon manga series written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi was the biggest shojo manga series of the 1990’s. It has been translated into 17 languages and the anime series has been made available in over 40 countries. The Sailor Moon 25th Anniversary Project began in 2017 and has brought about new anime series, a musical and more. In July this year, the manga series was released digitally and simultaneously worldwide for the first time.
To celebrate and help promote the digital distribution of the manga series, the t-shirt collection was made in collaboration with Naoko Takeuchi herself. The designs are enough to make the hearts of fans out there throb.
This design features Sailor Moon’s iconic pose when she declares, “In the name of the moon, I’ll punish you!”
This design showcases the classic scene when the Sailors send in their power to the Holy Grail. The dialogue has been translated into 10 languages in celebration of the international digital distribution of the manga.
The front of this t-shirt features the series logo while the back has the Sailors and Luna each with their respective colours.
The back of this t-shirt features Sailor Moon’s birthday scene. It comes with trendy tie-dye colouring.
This final design has a pocket with a picturesque scene of Azabu-Jūban, a district in Tokyo where the Protagonists live. There is also a cute embroidering of Luna above it.
From longtime readers to more recent fans, this is a collection you’re sure to enjoy!
Sailor Moon UT
Release Date: August 23, 2019
Price: ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
Available: At UNIQLO branches in Japan and the online store
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Offers Luxurious Accommodation Plan & Tea Ceremony Experience For Families
05.August.2019 | SPOT
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, a highly prestigious and magnificent 4-star hotel located in Shinjuku, is now serving an all-new “luxurious” family package which includes a tea ceremony experience and much more. It is currently running from July 20 to September 1.
The rooms offered in the accommodation plan are the hotel’s popular Wide Twin Rooms located on the Premier Grand club floor. Use of the Club Lounge is included in the package. The Wide Twin Rooms include two roomy queen-size beds which span 1.53 meters wide which allow parents to sleep comfortably with their children. Rooms also feature their own bathroom facilities.
The package also includes a check-in simulation for children aged 6-12 years where they can get a feel for what it’s like to check-in. They will fill in their own check-in cards with parents and receive a ticket for the tea ceremony experience. They will be able to take their card home with them and take a commemorative photo.
The tea ceremony experience will be held on the hotel’s 10th floor in the “Shofuan,” an authentic tearoom that has been in the hotel since it opened in 1971. Parents and children will receive proper instruction from the tea ceremony teacher before pouring their own tea, allowing them to learn about traditional Japanese culture and etiquette. They will receive a special certificate of completion at the end.
If you’re travelling to Japan as a family this summer then enjoy it in luxury at Hotel Keio Plaza Tokyo.
Tea Ceremony Experience and Luxurious Accommodations for Families
Running: July 20, 2019 – September 1, 2019
Price: ¥18,450 per person for the Wide Twin Rooms on the Premiere Grand Club Floor *Usage for 2-4 people (Includes use of the Club Lounge, breakfast, and includes service charge and tax)
①Tea Ceremony experience for overnight guests (1.5 hours required, children of preschool age or younger cannot participate but are welcome to watch)
②Simulated Club Lounge check-in experience for children and special commemorative photographs available between 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
③Amenity items for mother use (skin care products etc.)
④Commemorative certificates of stays and tea ceremony completion, and photographs presented to guests
⑤Complimentary late check-out at 12:00p.m. (Normal check-out time is 11:00a.m.)
⑥Complimentary use of Sky Pool facilities
Enquiries & Reservations: +81-35322-8000
Keio Plaza Official Website: https://www.keioplaza.com/
Attack on Titan, Seven Deadly Sins, Fairy Tail & Other Anime T-Shirts Releasing at UNIQLO
UNIQLO’s graphic t-shirt brand UT are celebrating the 60th anniversary of manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump with a new t-shirt collection via their sub brand MANGA UT. The t-shirts will go on sale from August 12.
The collection covers six anime series serialised in the popular magazine including Hajime no Ippo, Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly Sins, Attack on Titan, Negima! Magister Negi Magi, and Shōta no Sushi. Each t-shirt pays homage to its respective series, featuring iconic scenes that have stayed with fans, sound effects, and original designs that capture their worlds.
Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo is a boxing manga written and illustrated by George Morikawa. It follows Ippo Makunouchi, a shy high school student who suffers at the hands of bullies. He begins a career in boxing in search of the answer to the question “What is strength?” and battles his rivals and those around him to grow as an individual. The t-shirt design captures the lively energy seen in the characters and is surrounded by eye-catching SFX.
Fairy Tail is a fantasy adventure manga written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It follows the dragon slaying wizard Natsu and his tale of growth as part of the Fairy Tail guild. One of the t-shirts features four characters from the guild and the other is a large illustration of Acnologia, the main characters’ strongest enemy.
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins is a fantasy battle adventure series written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki. It follows the titular characters each of whom represent the seven deadly sins. There are several t-shirt designs including one featuring Meliodas looking up to the sky and another of him and his comrades out on a peaceful trip. There is even a hand drawn illustration of Hawk, a talking pig and Meliodas’s pet, which was illustrated by Suzuki himself and UT’s editors.
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is an dark fantasy adventure series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The story is set in a world where humanity lives within giant walls which help protect them from towering man-eating Titans. The terrifying t-shirt design features one of the Titans that live inside the walls.
Negima! Magister Negi Magi
Negima! Magister Negi Magi is an fantasy adventure and harem series written and illustrated by Ken Akamatsu. It follows the story of Negi, a wizard who becomes an English teacher at Mahora Academy, where he helps his class of students overcome their problems. He is also in search of his father who is known as a hero in the world of wizardry. There are two t-shirts, one featuring the main heroine Asuna Kagurazaka, and another of some of the other students in the class.
Shōta no Sushi
Shōta no Sushi is a food manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Terasawa which follows the story of Sekiguchi Shota who works as an apprentice and aims to become a sushi chef. There are two t-shirt designs, one which features the manga’s logo and a slice of sushi and the other with the logo and a whole sushi platter.
Show your support for your favourite Weekly Shonen Jump series by picking up one of these awesome t-shirts!
“MANGA UT” Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine 60th Anniversary UT
Release Date: August 12, 2019
Price: ¥990 (Before Tax)
Sizes: Men’s XS-4XL (XS, XXL-4XL available online only)
Available: UNIQLO Japan stores and UNIQLO Japan’s online store
See Traditional and Modern Japanese Culture Collide With Yukata, DJs & More at Tokyo’s Hamarikyu Gardens
The three-day Hamarikyu Oedo Cultural Festival will take place at the beautiful Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo from August 23 to 25. It will be produced by international fashion designer and stylist Junko Koshino.
The boisterous festival is a coming together of Japan’s traditional Edo period and modern times which will be celebrated with a myriad of exciting experiences.
The centrepieces of this year’s event are the DJ performances and Yukata Fest which will take place around the two 6-meter tall pillars in the garden’s plaza. DJ KOO will appear as a special guest on Friday August 23rd while Japanese models Arina Urahama, Sayaka Shimizu and YORI will take the spotlight on Saturday 24th wearing Edo-style outfits with a contemporary pop spin all made by Junko Koshino.
During the Yukata Fest, there will be taiko drumming along to the DJ performance. Three people from the Eitetsu Fu’un no Kai―a group supervised by famous Japanese musician Eitetsu Hayashi―will be the drummers. The Fest will mash together traditional Japanese music with modern DJing.
Expect to be thrilled with an up-close performance of kendo swordsmanship, iai―the art of drawing one’s sword―and a showcasing of naginata, a type of long pole weapon. There will also be a play area where you can play karuta with the Hyakunin Isshu one-hundred poems which was popular during the Edo period, blow bubbles, and more.
And of course, there’ll be plenty of Japanese food to tuck into as well served at one of the many booths. This includes namie yakisoba, a local speciality soba noodle dish adored by the people of Fukuoka which will be served as part of maintaining the culture, a Fukushima no Sake standing bar which has won the top award in the Shinshu Kanpyokai 7 years in a row, and so on.
Specially prepared traditional Japanese wagashi confections produced by Junko Koshino will also be sold as part of a collaboration project with Ito En who are sponsoring the event and holding a special tea party. They are limited in availability, and those lucky few who do get a spot will be able to enjoy tea and sweets while enjoying a view of the spectacular Japanese-style gardens at the Nakajima No Ochaya cafe.
Visitors will also be able to pick from a wardrobe of bright and colourful yukata, including some designed by Junko Koshino, at one of the booths at the festival and have them fitted on from them. Those who arrive already dressed in a yukata will receive free entry to the festival!
You’ll completely forget you’re in the boisterous city of Tokyo while at this traditional x modern fusion of a festival. If you’re in Japan this summer, then don’t miss out. More details of the festival and its content can be found on the official website below.
Hamarikyu Oedo Cultural Festival 2019
August 23 @ 17:00-21:00
August 24 @ 11:00-21:00
August 25 @ 11:00-17:00
*Hamarikyu Gardens are open from 9am as usual while the festival is running
Location: Hamarikyu Gardens (1-1 Hamarikyuteien, Chuo Ward Tokyo)
Price: General ¥300 / 65+years ¥150 (Free for elementary school children and younger, residents of Tokyo, and middle school student residents and younger)
*Free entry for those wearing a yukata
Official Website: https://hamarikyu-event2019.jp/
One Piece: Stampede T-Shirts to be Released by UNIQLO For Upcoming Film
UNIQLO have announced that they will release a line of t-shirts to celebrate the release of the upcoming anime film One Piece: Stampede which will hit Japanese theatres on August 9. The t-shirts will be released as part of the company’s UT graphic t-shirt collection at UNIQLO stores in Japan and on their website on July 29.
The collaboration marks the second time One Piece has teamed up with UT. The entire collection was crafted by UNIQLO’s UT team with feedback from the legendary Eiichiro Oda, the author of the manga series.
The collection is inspired by the idea of the Straw Hat Pirates boarding the Thousand Sunny and heading on summer vacation, with Luffy carrying a gun barrel on his back for launching fireworks and Chopper wearing a firework explosive hat.
There is also the Pirates Festival t-shirt featuring the same mark that Chopper wears in the film.
Help commemorate the anime’s 20th anniversary in the run up to the movie’s release by getting your pirate hands on one of these exclusive t-shirts!
©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha・Fuji Television・Toei Animation
“One Piece: Stampede” ©Eiichiro Oda / 2019 “One Piece” Production Committee
One Piece: Stampede UT Collection
Release Date: July 29, 2019
Price: Men’s – ¥990 (Before Tax) / Kids – ¥790 (Before Tax)
Designs: Men’s – 8 / Kids – 3
Available: At UNIQLO stores and the online store in Japan. Kids sizes available at branches with a kids section only.
Sizes: Men’s XS-4XL (XS, XXL-4XL available online only) / Kids 100-160 (100 and 160 available only only)
Product Page: www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/onepiece-stampede/
TikTok & UNIQLO Launch Hashtag Campaign #UTPlayYourWorld
21.June.2019 | FASHION
Short video app TikTok and fashion retailer UNIQLO have launched a new global hashtag campaign to find influencers for its graphic design t-shirt brand UT.
Teaser Trailer (Japan/France/US)
The hashtag challenge is being held in the Japanese, US, French and Taiwanese markets. All you need to do to join is wear your favourite UT t-shirt, make a video on TikTok with the challenge’s theme song #UTPlayYourWorld and post the hashtag.
One person will be selected from each country and region for a total of five. These winners will have their videos posted on the monitors in UNIQLO stores around the world and on social media. Winners in Japan will also be able to appear on in a UNIQLO TV commercial.
What are you waiting for? Make your video today!
Global Hashtag Challenge
Running: June 25, 2019 at 00:00 (JST) – July 11, 2019 at 23:59 (JST)
*Starting on June 24, 2019 in Taiwan only
*Please refer to the website below for application details, prizes, winner announcements etc.
#UTPlayYourWorld Official Website: www.uniqlo.com/ut-play-your-world/
Pixar Movie T-Shirt Collection to be Released by UNIQLO’s UT Brand
UNIQLO are set to release a new line of t-shirts in their graphic brand UT called “PIXAR VACATION” which is part of the brand’s Magic For All Disney collection.
Some of Disney•Pixar’s most films are included in the line-up including Toy Story, Monster’s Inc., and Finding Nemo. The designs feature colourful pop art that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Men’s: ¥990 (Before Tax) | Sizes XS-4XL
Women’s: ¥990 (Before Tax) | Sizes XS-3XL
Kid’s: ¥790 (Before Tax) | Sizes 100cm-160cm
Those who purchase any of these select items will receive a UNIQLO original Toy Story 4 capsule toy of either Woody, Buzz, the Little Green Men, or Bo Peep. They are limited in stock so make sure to grab your t-shirt quick. The way to obtain the toy is different whether purchasing in store or online so check the official website for more details.
A special promotional short video was also released featuring the four toys over on UNIQLO’s official YouTube page.
Fans of Disney•Pixar and those excited for the upcoming release of Toy Story 4 won’t want to miss out on this collection.
PIXAR VACATION UT
Release Date: May 31, 2019Available: At UNIQLO branches across Japan and their online store
Special Video Short: https://youtu.be/yVGo7Pa0x_s
UNIQLO Website: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/
UT Celebrates Iconic One Piece Scenes in New T-Shirt Collection
UNIQLO are set to release a new collection of One Piece t-shirts from their t-shirt graphic brand UT on May 10 online and at all stores across Japan.
The One Piece anime series began broadcasting in 1999 and is an adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s manga series of the same name serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The series is adored the world over.
The new t-shirt collection celebrates the series’ 20th anniversary with designs of iconic scenes. “Friendship, Love & Bonds” are the keywords in these designs which feature familiar faces of characters. They are a must-have for any fan of the show.
© Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Toei Animation
ONE PIECE UT
Release Date: May 10, 2019
Price: ¥990 Each (Before Tax)
Available: At UNIQLO stores in Japan and UNIQLO’s online store. Kids sizes are available at larger stores.
Naruto, Gintama & More―UNIQLO Releases Manga-Inspired T-Shirt Series MANGA UT
Japanese retailer UNIQLO, which owns the T-shirt collection “UT” is developing a subseries called “MANGA UT” which is a collection based on world famous anime and manga. The new collection will be launched at UNIQLO stores nationwide and on the online store from Monday 27th May 2019.
Detective Conan © Gosho Aoyama/Shogakukan, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, TMS 1996
BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS NARUTO-NARUTO – SHIPPUDEN ©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Pierrot Co. Ltd.
This year the collection offers items for women too, so everyone can enjoy an even larger variety of products. This year, Detective Conan, Boruto – Naruto Next Generations and Naruto Shippuden are featuring in the collection for the first time. This will be the first time that a solo Detective Conan item is released.
NARUTO – SHIPPUDEN ©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Pierrot Co. Ltd.
Gintama © Hideaki Sorachi/SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Dentsu Inc., BNP, Aniplex Inc.
Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho original works/Yoshihiro Togashi Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho (JUMP Comics published by SHUEISHA Inc.) © Yoshihiro Togashi (1990-1994) ©Pierrot Co. Ltd./SHUEISHA Inc.
As well as original Weekly Shōnen Jump anime such as Naruto Shippuden and Gintama, legendary anime such as Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho and HUNTER X HUNTER are also part of the collection!
Urusei Yatsura © Rumiko Takahashi /Shogakukan
Ranma ½ © Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan
…but there’s still more! The collection also features 14 popular Weekly Shōnen Sunday manga/anime such as Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½ and Inuyasha!
Come check out this T-shirt collection which features Japan’s most world-famous anime and manga!
Release: Monday 27th May 2019
Available at UNIQLO stores nationwide (Japan) and on the online store.
Prices: Men’s/ Women’s (¥990+ tax)/Kids (¥790 + tax)
Product info: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/mangaut/
UNIQLO released their new MICKEY BLUE line of t-shirts on April 8 from its t-shirt brand UT as part of the “Magic For All” Disney collection. The line is available both in-store and online.
Due to its popularity, this is the third year the MICKEY BLUE line is being released. This UNIQLO-original Mickey Mouse collection fuses together indigo blue and ocean blue.
Women’s UT: ¥990 (Before Tax)
This t-shirt design features Mickey running while carrying a surfboard.
Men’s UT: ¥990 (Before Tax)
Another surfboard design, but this time Mickey is holding it while holding a cute pose.
Kid’s UT: ¥790 (Before Tax)
Other designs beckon summertime with including those with blue stripes and those with dots.
And for the first time in the collection Donald Duck also makes an appearance to celebrate his 85th anniversary.
This stylist collection is a must-have for any Disney fans!
Release Date: April 8, 2019
Available: At UNIQLO stores in Japan and via their online store
Collection Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/mickeyblue/