April 2011

Title: All things WTAPS./32nd entry「CRASS」

A black and white collage on the atelier wall.
But it is not made of cut up and pasted original material
but printed 7 inch record sleeves
spread out from the British band CRASS.
The graphics with a broken gun on top of the alphabet letter A
many of you may have seen t-shirts with anti-war slogans
but this band that got together in the 70s had a clear political stance
using the slogan of anarchy and peace
also active other than music in the anti-war and anti-nuke movement.
There is a lot more and it gets deeper, so if are interested
please do look into it.

I am not sure if
record jackets and graphics like this directly link to or create something,
but personally, when I go to the atelier and see something like this up on the wall, my motivation definitely increases strongly.
And from that day, the act of digging becomes a daily motivator
linking and spreading to many other things.


Yukiyoshi Shimada / Production

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Title: All things WTAPS./31st entry「Satisfy with nice scents」

Even at WTAPS from a few seasons ago, we have been asking KUUMBA to do our incense. We have released the incense chamber several times in the past so many of you might have this. This time we are releasing something with a different approach than before, a very simple type. Personally, lighting incense is a common habit for me and I light them up around the place of course in a stand, but also anywhere I can wedge it in to hold or around the sink making sure of not creating a fire hazard. So the more I have, the more I end up using, but it is not something that gets in the way when you are not using. I feel that it makes a good gift.


Shiori Etsugu / PR

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Title: All things WTAPS./30th entry「Personal equipment」

Personal carryings differ based on the job.
Specifically speaking,
when I design, I make adjustments to drawings
and much of my work is writing images and storing them;
for even just a pen I need several styles.
Permanent, water based, pencils, colored pencils, etc.
That is why I carry them all rounded up in one case.
Even if I do not carry them, they are all rounded up.
I wanted to use something large with ample space
so I went around supply stores and what not searching
“I wonder if there is anything good”
but there was nothing really that caught my interest
so I finally ended up making it like this.

Only something that reflects obsession in a real meaning can finally become a product.


Tetsu Nishiyama / Director

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Title: All things WTAPS./29th entry「Beautility」

Out of the items for this season, a detail known as “inverted pleats” have been applied to the back side of the BLACKWATCH and GHILLIE JK, and also on the pockets of the RADIO JK.
This is something that is fairly commonly seen on jackets pursuing function utilized usually for vents, around the back, and for pockets.
For clothing with a slim sizing, mobility can be increased by adding the pleats, and these pleats spread with body movement to visually create a different expression.

Why not enjoy details that change with the person’s movement?


Yasunari Iwasaki / Pattern Maker

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Title: All things WTAPS./28th entry「Forefather’s…」

When it is finally that time you have to get something done,
what is that thing that gives you the needed push?
Right before it is game time, like that image you want to imprint in your mind.
People have received words of wisdom and knowledge from their forefathers since a long time ago, and in my case it is not something that old, but I sometimes receive words of wisdom and knowledge from people known as forefathers
as well as their stance as spirit.
With that in mind, the final push becomes effective.
Right now is game time
so I am receiving a lot from them now.


Naoyuki Inoue / Production

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