Recently, we’ve released a great new line of clothing called Travel Japan Series. Today, we’re also celebrating the coming Spring with these new items and a sale. This line is all about the Japanese sakura (aka, cherry blossoms). Cherry blossoms are revered in Japan, and mark a change of year and season. These flowering trees don’t actually produce edible fruit, but only the most delicate and beautiful flowers; albeit, for only one week. Some Springs are warm and sunny, and so every single Japanese person with a picnic blanket goes out and eats, drinks, and relaxes with friends, family, and or colleagues. It is perhaps the one time of year with bosses allows staff to get off early, especially to set up and join the office cherry blossom parties. Learn more about cherry blossoms from previous posts.
Who: Models and Makeup artist (Nagoya-based people only)
What: Wanted one or two models (preferably an expat / foreign person) to model a range of t-shirts that are designed for an international market.
When: 26th February 2018, 12.30 to 3pm.
Who: Men and/or women aged 18 to 35 (the target demographic for these t-shirts)
Where: Meieki, Nagoya, Japan
Pay: ¥2,500/hr, 3 hours
Benefits: Models and MUA get a selection of 5 photos to keep for their own self promotion. Get a discount coupon for the online shopping store that is being promoted. Participants may be able to keep some clothing if a social media promotional agreement can be made.
Make-up artist: To prepare and assist models before and during the shoot.
If we don’t have a MUA for this shoot, models, please do your own makeup: simple and natural looking is needed.
Wear: Please bring and wear plain and solid colour jeans or trousers is fine.
FYI, the shoot location is indoors in an atmospheric, very instagram-able location.
More info and updates: Will be added above and below.
This announcement does not affect anyone ordering ABlyth branded products (which are created and shipped from the US and the EU), but non-ABlyth products that are shipped from China. Firstly,
Happy Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year)
Secondly, due to some products being shipped from China, there will be delays due to the CNY holiday. Please understand that it’s an important holiday, and so there will be delays and a backlog of orders this month. Any orders of products going into Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Macao, and South Korea may also experience delays. FYI,
Lunar New Year is: 16th Feb 2018
Holiday period: 15th – 21st Feb 2018 or 11th – 21st Feb (depends on country and company)
Enjoy your time with family this CNY.
ABlyth Product Update
New designs have been in development, and I hope to have these out either Friday this week, or Wednesday next week. These are totally cool, and I hope you will like them. Look out for updates on this.
It is hard for me to be on this side of the camera. It took me about 10 takes to do this (on two days). Eventually, I gave up and just went with this one. I know being a model is hard, and I really get it now.
We are really excited about this. It’s a rare moment to start a whole new line of fantastic and unique clothing. We’re working on a new line of styles and designs that you will love. The new brand is called “ABlyth” (pronounced “ei-blyth” (y rhymes with “why” & “time”). The ABlyth brand specialises in Japan and travel inspired clothing designs with two main series, the Art Series and the Travel Series. With this launch is the online store at http://ablyth-shop.com where you can find the new ABlyth products, along with clothing and travel related products from other suppliers. ABlyth products are guaranteed to source materials and labour from non-child-labour companies.
Just for our 2018 launch, we are offering a 20% discount off all products with the discount code: Happy2018 or follow this link to automatically apply the discount https://ablyth-shop.com/discount/Happy2018 Offer ends 31st Jan 2018, minimum purchase of USD$25 (about ¥2,500 Japanese yen), valid only for ABlyth Originals, all purchases will be converted to Australian dollars.
ABlyth brand clothing and products at http://ablyth-shop.com
Online orders ABlyth original products at http://ablyth-shop.com take about 2-7 days to process, plus shipping, as shown below. We ship our own original products from two locations, North Carolina in the US, and Latvia in the EU.
Estimated shipping times for ABlyth branded products
International from USA
International from Europe
Check your email for delivery and order details. There may be delays due to public holidays and customs clearance. Final products may appear slightly different to images shown online. Non ABlyth branded items are often delivered from the US or China and take 2-3 days to process, and 15-50 days for delivery; check product descriptions and your emails for details.
ABlyth Art Series Shirt Mockup
Want a 10% discount off your next order? Share photos of you wearing ABlyth branded items on either FaceBook, Instagram, or Twitter with the #ABlyth hashtag and shop link http://ablyth-shop.com, and we’ll send you a unique discount code.
The JapanesePhotos.Asia Photo of the Year is this with Eri (model & actress), with makeup by Akiko. It’s been a busy year, and I wish I could credit everyone who has helped me. Among the many wonderful people I want to thank Ksara (MUA) especially for her fantastic work, energy, and enthusiasm. May everyone have a wonderful 2018. Also updated on the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2BJTvZH.
This is the Poem of a Cacophonous City. It is a collection of film images that represents the noise and clutter of Nagoya, a major city in central Japan. It is inspired by a friend of mine, a lady who is twice my age, but she really loves poetry, and is so deep into it, it is astounding at her insight into language and the visual poetry I see in my head when I listen to her read or perform her work. Subtitles for each image also connote a particular aspect of cities. Here is the first blogpost on this collection: POTW: Poem of a Cacophonous City.