BEAMS magazine is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary and have created a special video that encompasses the last 40 years of music and fashion in Tokyo, featuring many different musicians from different genres (ranging from Yoshitaka Minami and Jun Togawa and right up to the likes of Hatsune Miku and tofubeats) performing snippets in their respective sound over a montage of the most outstanding fashion styles from the years 1976 to 2016. It makes for a dizzying, amazing and awe inspiring piece that everyone should experience at least once.
Watch the video and read a bit more about the project below:
From the description in the video:
“A chronological music video that compilates 40 years of Tokyo fashion and music from 1976 to 2016. TOKYO CULTURE STORY presents to you everything you need to know about Tokyo culture! Using legendary brands and the rarest of rare pieces, 82 iconic looks from the streets of Tokyo during 1976 to 2016 are perfectly revived. 27 musicians repping 15 different genres, from city pop to acid jazz, play Tonight is Boogie Back (smooth rap) one after another.
TOKYO CULTURE STORY is a project that archives Tokyo culture from 1976 to 2016.
The project was presented by BEAMS which celebrates its 40th anniversary, and published by Magazine House.
Not only to reflect on the past, but to shed light on the future.
This culture continues to shape the next generation.
The full list of artists involved is as followed:
Yoshitaka Minami, Jun Togawa, SEIJI (GUITAR WOLF), Kazumi Kodama, Chisato Moritaka, EYE (BOREDOMS), Maki Nomiya, Cypress Ueno, Kan Takagi, HUSKING BEE, Miki Furukawa (ex-SUPERCAR), Koji Nakamura (ex-SUPERCAR), clammbon, Sasakure U. K feat. Hatsune Miku, Team Syachinoko, tofubeats, Seira Kariya, YONCE (suchmos)
Visit the TOKYO CULTURE STORY website here