City Guide: Tokyo

Tokyo

My semi-annual trips to Tokyo is what keeps my inspiration juices flowing. The energy I get from this city is like no other. Here are some of the places I managed to visit on my last busy trip.


 

SHOPPING

I always visit the golden triangle – Shibuya, Harajuku, Shinjuku – for all my craziest fashion needs and just to get a general feel of the current state of trends. I already get inspired by the vibrancy of the street style. There are many places we sell our collections in these areas, including two of the best department stores Seibu Shibuya and Isetan Shinjuku, so it´s always mixing work with pleasure.

Kriss Soonik


 

KOENJI

Every time I’m in Tokyo, I try to find new places. Koenji, just a stop from Shinjuku, is probably the coolest neighbourhood in Tokyo at the moment. It’s home to an expanding creative scene. You can shop for vintage clothes and vinyl records, go to live music bars and just generally walk around and get immersed in culture and creativity on every step.

Koenji


 

SAKURA

This was my fourth time in Tokyo during Spring. I had seen cherry blossoms before but I had never been in Tokyo during the peak blossoming season. Now I know what the hype is about! My greatest experience to view the cherry blossoms was in Tokyo Midtown. It´s especially powerful to look at the fluffy trees from above. It reminded me of seeing first snow of the season.

Sakura


 

MIRAIKAN SIENCE MUSEUM

It´s no surprise that I am a huge fan of robots. Visiting Miraikan had been on my to-do list for a long time. Loved seeing Asimo´s demonstration and chatting to tiny robots. Of course until the cute robots called me old…

Miraikan

Tokyo Spring Celebrations

In March Cannabis Ladies boutique in Tokyo´s La Foret department store hosted the launch party of Kriss Soonik Japanese exclusive “Sakura” Pink Lace Collection.

Guests were entertained by a live photoshoot, DJ girls The Antoinettes, Milky & our designer Kriss played the best beats, Cecilia Lundqvist fur animal masks caused quite a stir & even the canapés and drinks were inspired by the cherry blossom season. Sakura pink risotto anyone?

Here´s a photo gallery of the Tokyo event. Domo arigato for an awesome evening! Can´t wait to be back.

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Huge thanks to: Yoshiko Hachiya, Ryuichi Sato, Sakura Yokomachi, Utano Sasaki, all the Cannabis girls, Rie Shiraishi, Junko Katoh, Lina Rebollo, Cecilia Lundqvist.