A recent fashion illustration I created for Myss who’s launching her new site The Glamourholic Wife Blog. Check it out.
買い物が日本の力になる。”Shopping will become Japan’s power.” Basically “Buy stuff with you JCB credit card!”
I don’t spend much time in Ginza, or east Tokyo in general. I’m not sure why but it seems like I never really have any reason to go there. Maybe it’s the fact that there seems to be absolutely nothing worth doing near Tokyo Station besides stare at all the skyscraper office buildings. Ginza is good for window shopping, especially because a lot of flagship stores are located there, including the Abercrombie & Fitch store that always seems to reek of cologne and techno music; but I wouldn’t recommend it for any actual shopping. Sure, Imperial Palace Gardens near Marunochi are nice but doing it more than once isn’t very entertaining. If you are in the area, I do recommend you rent a bike (for free) to ride around the Imperial Palace. Actually, there are plenty of things to do in east Tokyo. 😉
Today I just happened to be in Ginza minding my own business and stumbled across a this ad with pictures of Rumi Neely from Fashion Toast, whom I illustrated a while back, in the middle a department store. She seems to be pretty popular here in japan because I’ve spotted a few other ads of her’s here in Tokyo including one in the OIOI [pronounced marui] department store. What’s interesting is underneath each picture there was an いいね button, which is the Facebook ‘like’ button in japanese. Above each button is a display of the total likes for each photo. Facebook meets real life.
Every photo has a Facebook like button with the number of ‘likes’ displayed.