Title: All Things WTAPS./217th entry「The coolness of the morning and the heated atmosphere at night」

Every year around this time we all gather together and wear the same hanten (a traditional Japanese short coat), and head out to the Tori no Ichi festival to worship at the shrine.
All of us heading out together started in 2012, and until last year is was always visiting the shrine early in the morning.
But, this year we visited at night; the difference in atmosphere between morning and night was something.
I was completely blown away. The feel of the place was completely different, like someplace I went to for the first time; my behavior was that of straight nervousness.
First of all, the number of people visiting the shrine was totally different. Of course I assumed more people, but it was more than what I thought.
Worshiping early morning in the clear, crisp air tenses you in a motivating way, but the festive bustle after the sun has set was also fun.
It is an event where after visiting here, I really feel that finally the year is about to end.




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Title: All Things WTAPS./216th entry「A message not forgotten」

Looking back, the Director's blog has been going on since 2006.
I clearly remember the very first blog entry, but reading them again I realize there are posts I have completely forgotten, there are things which surprise me; that happened that long ago?

In these days and times it may just be another tool to transmit, but is is formidable in the sense how what is said and seen on the computer screen can become very important and lasting.
It is proven. I can remember clearly even now the feeling, excitement, how moving it was, and also my fluster.

Are blogs archived documents? Or are they a form of memory?
At a minimum though, there are memories which exist with the blog, turning points left in the blog, and feelings that only could have be written in the blog; things like this definitely exist in the words from the few sentences and a couple of photographs.




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Title: All Things WTAPS./215th entry「Once you notice, you cannot stop not noticing」

Socks have stepped up to being part of your coordinate, instead of how they were just a part of what you wear in regards to grooming.
You may say it has been like that for a while, but in my case, during times when I had longer pants length, it was something I was fairly unconcerned about.
As long has they were not too beat up, I used them while they seemed worn a bit until they were done; I did not bother much with colors. After all, you could not see them from the outside.
But now for me their existence is more like the key in creating balance, a connection between shoes and pants. I cannot help but be concerned about it all day when I wear something that does not match.
Having said something seemingly exaggerated, I guess looking from the sidelines it is just self-satisfaction.




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Title: All Things WTAPS./214th entry「Excitement for the 30th time」

The 2015 SS exhibition took place right around when the temperatures have considerably dropped.
To forget for a moment the real autumn and winter which will come and throwing on a short sleeve shirt thinking of the next spring summer; as I clean up the venue, I think about how this gap compared to the outside temperature, this contradiction, is a characteristic of the apparel industry.
When I think about it, this time WTAPS will welcome its 30th season.
Back in the day when I was infatuated with WTAPS, it was not what I want to buy, it was what I want to wear. I had fun carefully choosing what would fit my size. I find my crazy self realizing that those impulses and senses of exaltation do not change at all even after all these years.




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Title: All Things WTAPS./213th entry「Careless or nonchalant」

I have come to the conclusion that slack where the consciousness does not reach is called carelessness.
Not leaving it as ok whatever, especially things that may not seem to make a huge difference like pants length or how many folds; I cannot really point specifically where and what, but I really feel it is wonderful and take interest in the look that comes from consciously fixing what did not feel right, the subtle adjustments that others may not notice.
As if it is something new, this may be something I have noticed since an exhibition is where many people gather at once.





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