Denim runs deep in Japan’s DNA. Not only has Japanese denim an excellent reputation among denim aficionados, the Land of the Rising Sun also brought us some of the best denim brands in the world. The culture’s obsession and search for perfection, in combination with the skills of the artisans making the denim jeans and the premium materials they use, caused jean production tot take off in Japan, mostly in Kojima, also known as Japan’s Denim Capital.
Although Kojima is situated at about 700 kilometers from Tokyo, the denim influence here is still clearly sensible. Tokyo is home to great and unique denim stores and the traditional art and craft skills can be found throughout the city. We gathered some indigo inspiration for you during our Tokyo trip.
A mill at the Evisu The Tokyo store in Daikanyama View from Rainbow Bridge
Modern architecture at the Omotesando boulevard
Prayer tablets at the Meiji Shrine
Indigo dyed curtains at the Okura shop in Daikanyama
A shirt at the Momotaro store Modern architecture at the Omotesando boulevard At the Evisu The Tokyo storeAt Rainbow Bridge At the Momotaro store