Tokyo Time — a symbol of fashion forged on the cuff where East meets West has globalized itself into a headwear sensation. Inspired by Japanese streetwear and western trucker heritage, the Tokyo Time team shares two passions — J culture and a love for caps & hats. …


While the term “self-care” is having a bit of a moment in the UK and America right now, it’s existed in many forms in East Asia for centuries. And it’s not just face masks and hashtags on social media, Japanese self-care includes rituals, mindfulness and practising healthy habits. …


Japanese Calligraphy (書道), or Shodō (way of writing), is a writing art form that dates back to the 6th century. A craft requiring skill and patience, artists use a brush dipped with ink to express ancient forms of communication with Kanji symbols and characters.

The art form first originated in…


Over the years, the popularity of ‘Anime Subscription Boxes’ has boomed. Combining monthly subscriptions for Anime fans is a great way to express their loyalty as part of the Anime community. Anime Subscription Boxes help you discover more about the anime you like in the form of collectibles and apparel…


Face masks have seen an impact on global fashion trends as a result of Covid 19. Anime masks are now becoming an essential accessory for showcasing style while remaining virus-free over time in Japan.

Even before Covid 19, the average Japanese person used 43 masks a year, considerably more than…


We’re big fans of Japanese music as you may have noticed. At Nakama, we’ve promoted Japanese Ongaku Yoru in London and always swap tracks with each other on new finds from contemporary and past artists. One genre of Japanese music has always spoken to me is Enka.

Enka is music…


Japanese is ranked by the US Foreign Service Institute as one of the hardest languages to learn for English speakers. The difficulty in going from English to Japanese (or vice versa) probably lies in the huge disparities between the two languages:

  • The Japanese alphabet is fairly complicated, consisting of hiragana

The team at Japan Nakama were kindly invited to attend the most recent London Anime & Gaming Con; a home for anime, gaming, and cosplay in London. Despite having limited personal experience with anime or gaming culture, I was excited and intrigued to explore the convention and find out what…


Virtual reality tech is becoming part of our everyday lives and with a vast array of uses to experiment with, there’s no better time to try VR and the intense and immersive experiences it can offer. …


For horror fans, the sci-fi curious or merely those looking for a fun experience with friends this Halloween season, Shoreditch pop-up HYPER REALITY offers a thrilling glimpse into the future of video games and digital entertainment that you cannot afford to miss.

Using the latest in VR technology, from Valve’s…

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