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Best of Satellite Voices: Tokyo

December 30, 2011

Our local city editors chose their favourite stories of the year

  • Text by Satellite Voices

Earlier this year in March, Dazed & Confused and Swatch unveiled this brand new website dedicated to daily, exclusive stories from the world’s most exciting cities and new creative hubs. If you're checking in now and know what we do, a huge thanks for the support. If this is your first time, then it's time to introduce Satellite Voices, led by our local city editors on the ground across Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Moscow, Munich, Rome, Santiago and Dubai, celebrating each region’s fresh, emerging talent alongside homegrown cultural icons.

As a round up of 2011, our city editors pick their favourite Satellite Voices stories in fashion, music, art, film, photography and culture.

Chosen by Emi Kameoka

Fashion: Eriko Nakao + Takashi Yoshida + Rie Shiraishi
Eriko Nakao is the Japanese muse and fashion maven taking over the internet with her collaborative blog ERIKO NAKAO + TAKASHI YOSHIDA + RIE SHIRAISHI alongside her photographer friend Takashi Yoshida and hair-stylist Rie Shiraishi. With an inspiring fashion style, from her hair to clothes and tattoos, she's still a mystery. We spoke with her to find out more, coupled with an exclusive series of shots from Eriko for Satellite Voices.

Music: Blackmaps
blackmaps is the Tokyo and London-based creative powerhouse, independent label that expands the parameters of the record label, with its focus dilating from music to experimental film, private press literature, design commissions, textile works, events and beyond.

Music: Bo Ningen
Bo Ningen are an all Japanese band based in London whose diverse and elusive music and strong aesthetic image has garnered them quite a following over the past two years. The band and their music have a strong spirituality and an almost holistic approach to music, and in conversation the cosmic, magic and energy do seem to come up rather often, are they the musical shamen of our generation?

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