Tokyo Adorned
Tokyo Adorned
Photographer Thomas C Card
Introduction by Simon Doonan
Commentaries by Buzz Spector
Essay by Samantha Boardman
Designed by Suzi Jones
  • Imprint: Booth-Clibborn Editions
  • Publication Date: March 11, 2014
  • Price: $40.00
  • Trim Size: 12 x 15
  • ISBN: 1-86154-347-6
  • EAN: 9781861543479
  • Page Count: 130
  • Illustrations: 132 color photographs
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

The neon, pastels, bows, and vibrant prints of Tokyo's fashion tribes are unmistakable, outrageous, and fun. Recognized around the world, with huge online followings, the city's style icons are photographed here against white backgrounds, revealing a new dimen­sion of personality and emotion in these remarkable individuals. Portraits include fashion icon Kumamiki—the vision behind the Party Baby movement and clothing brand—who has a growing global online following, as well as personalities such as Chocomelo, Saki Kurumi, and Haruka Kurebayashi. The book includes an introduc­tion by Simon Doonan and a cultural critique by artist and writer Buzz Spector.


“…a celebration of how style shapes and defines identity.”
Travel &
“…a vibrant exploration of culture and counterculture.”
The Huffington Post
“…a very large and beautiful book.”
“Thomas C. Card captures the bright and dark sides of urban Japan’s youth culture.”
American Photo

About the author

Thomas C. Card is a New York–based photographer and director who has worked with Gucci, Barneys New York, Ferragamo, and Versace, and has contributed to Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and the New York Times Magazine. Simon Doonan is creative ambassador for Barneys New York. His books include Confessions of a Window Dresser, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, and The Asylum. Buzz Spector’s work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other major venues.