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Alma Reyes

Editor, writer, graphic/layout designer, and music artist promotion/event coordinator based in Tokyo, Japan. Holds a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, studied Computer Graphic Design at University of California Berkeley, Japanese language studies at Osaka University of Foreign Studies, and received her Master's degree in Product Design & Design Management at Kyoto Institute of Technology. Has published over 30 titles as editor and writer. Interests include design, architecture, art, photography, brush calligraphy, music, piano, concerts, film, theatre, books, poetry, travel, retro, boats, horses, wine, Italian food, and all "uninhibited" elements of life…

Articles by Alma

The Japanese proverb “Nana korobi ya oki” which roughly translates as “fall down seven times, get up eight,” reflects the Japanese spirit and how we should learn from victory, but learn even more from a…

Museum entrance fees in Tokyo can be quite pricey, but you can equally enjoy eclectic flavors of art for free inside some of Tokyo’s luxury hotels. Hotel Gajoen Tokyo in Meguro, The…

Even if you don’t know what the word “kawaii” means, you’re surely aware of kawaii culture. It pervades almost every aspect of life in Japan. When a girl is girly, she’s deemed kawaii. When a…

Foreign luxury brand boutiques are not a rare sight in Tokyo. Both Omotesando and Ginza have been referred to as the Champs-Élysées of Asia due to the sheer number of luxury brand boutiques one…

Louis Vuitton was one of the first foreign luxury brands to come to Japan. Since then, the Japanese market has been one of its strongest, so it should come as no surprise…

In recent years, we have been witnessing Tokyo transform into an increasing macroscale metropolis where shopping mall complexes have become the new structural landmarks.  Decades ago the American-influenced concept of a shopping…

Japanese culture has always been admired for its cuisine, scenic spots, and traditional arts. At the same time, the country is ranked as one of the top contributors in design, whether it…

If you happen to be on a shopping (or window shopping) spree or just enjoying a neighborhood stroll along Miyuki Street, the high-end fashion scene in posh Minami Aoyama, one of Tokyo’s…