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20.09.2021
Interview Photo Series

Eli Wirija, Ashly Tsao, Lulu Yao Gioiello

28.08.2023
Photo Series

Mancie Rathod

25.09.2021
Essay

Emerald Liu

27.10.2021
Film

Mary Chen

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Tokyo Kids

Ai Takahashi, Kaho Okazaki

13.04.2023
Interview Photo Series
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A few months ago, stylist Ai Takahashi and photographer Kaho Okazaki watched Mike Mills’ film, C’mon C’mon, and were inspired by the unscripted, generational dynamic between the two main characters. They decided to document their friends, some of today’s Tokyo youth. In a post-Covid world, these adolescents bring energy and life with their dreams, aspirations and individuality. They are moving to London, pursuing their dream jobs and making the most of their days in school.

FAR–NEAR asked each of them about their future, dreams and current sentiments.

 

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Nanami and Athena are best friends living in a school for the deaf.

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“I lived in Kanto and moved to Kyushu when I was ten. I’ve learned the importance of life and nature from meeting many deaf people and being surrounded by nature after the move. I always appreciate the opportunity to meet new people and have gratitude. I want to continue to grow as a person.”

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“I never forget to be proud of being deaf, no matter who I’m talking to. For me, being proud as a deaf person is accepting myself and loving that I speak through sign language.”

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Kyoya is a high school student working as a model for two years. He’s still figuring out his own style, recently changing up his hair.

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“My dream is to grow up as a cool adult who never forgets a child’s mind.”

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Nonika is a senior in college. She was born in Australia and grew up in Tokyo. She’s been wanting to study abroad but Covid-19 halted her dreams. She’s now study at London College of Fashion.

“I used to swim competitively when I was a kid. I swam every day. I would rather have swam than walked at that time. Then I realized what I thought my 100% was actually just 80%. I would give up before the limit. Ever since that realization, I want to truly try my best at everything, every time.”

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Marianna is from a small town and has been working as model in Tokyo since graduating from high school. She loves shodo and writes one word every morning.

 

“I live by the belief that I should never put on shoes that won’t let me run away.”

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Takuma is a senior in college. He’s charismastic, acting as an assistant to photographers, stylists, editors and casting directors. It’s always lively where he is.

“My first crush was an elder. We always went to the Dagashiya together, and he was the person who won the 10 yen chewing gum lottery every time.”

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Satsuki is an emerging actress.

 

“My first crush was Jim Carrey. I loved the movie “The Mask,” and watched it every day when I was little. I had good taste at an early age. :)”

Photographer

Kaho Okazaki

Styling

Ai Takahashi

Models

Satsuki, Nonika, Nanami, Athena, Kyoya, Marianna and Takuma

Hair

Kazuto Shimomura

Makeup

Haruka Miyamoto

Fashion

Archival Comme de Garçons, Junya Watanabe, tricot Comme de Garçons, Comme de Garçons Comme de Garçons and other vintage.

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