W+K Tokyo

Ken Waragai is a big deal in LA

Hold on, is that Ken Waragai from W+K Tokyo on CNN? Yes, yes it is. And according to CNN iReport “the tourists from Tokyo were actually the highlight of my day.”
Kerpow, take that Ben Affleck’s moving speech, Jennifer Lawrence falling over and Daniel Day-Lewis stand-up comedy.

Ken, this one’s for you buddy.

New Faces at W+K Tokyo

W+K Tokyo recently welcomed two new colleagues into our office.
The sincere Kenny joins us as a strategic planner and peace-loving Ama-chan as a copywriter. Kenny and Ama-chan worked for same company before joining us. They come with an invisible thread between them, and we’re delighted to welcome them here.


Kenny loves exploring and re-discovering Japan. He often takes trips to small towns and villages throughout the countryside, traditional places and the roads less travelled. We’re very happy to add Kenny and his planning smarts to the W+K family.

Ama-chan is a Nagano native where the winters are long and cold, so he is already worried about melting by the big windows in our Nakameguro office during the summer. He is a great listener with a very peaceful aura, a soft smile and great hats.

Welcome both!

Happy Valentine’s day

W+K Tokyo celebrate St. Valentine day in very unique way.

Feel the LOVE,  Touch the HEART, Wear the “PINK”??

In Japan, we celebrate St.Valentine’s day in a rather unique way compared to the rest of the world…

Girls give chocolates to boys on February 14th.

That’s the rule here! So Japanese girls are very busy finding and making special chocolatey treats for their lovers.

If you go to any shopping mall in February, you will see so many girls at the sweets section, and some of the best chocolate you will ever see.

This may seem quite one sided… but on March 14th, it’s “White day” .

“Yes girls. We get our own back”

I’m sure the boys have enough time to think what to get for their girls…

hehehe

I love St. Valentines day :p

New Tokyo Ondo

Yesterday we were visited by the talented artist Nukyu, who won Japan’s Campus Genius Award in 2012. Nukyu’s animation “New Tokyo Ondo” was her first ever piece of animation work and ended up winning Gold.

若さと才能に溢れるアーティスト ぬQ さんがW+K Tokyoへ遊びにきてくれました。

彼女の最初のアニメーション作品 “ニュ〜東京音頭” は、2012年学生CGコンテストで金賞に輝きました。

The inspiration behind this animation comes from when a building in front of Nukyu’s house was demolished, allowing her to see the bright lights and skyscrapers of Shinjuku from her window, which she imagined as a distant island city. Accessible only by a long train journey, Nyuku began to imagine how much easier it would be to reach the island if only her arms were to grow longer.

この作品を作ったきっかけは、彼女の家の前に建っていた高いビルが壊された後、家からの景色が代わり、新宿の明るいライトそして高層ビルはまるで都会の島に見えたそうです。

しかしながら、その輝く都会の島に彼女の家から向かうには電車で乗り換えが必要なため時間がかかり面倒くさい。ふともし手がのびるなら簡単にあの島へ行けるのにと考えたのが物語の始まりだったそうです。

Take a look at Nukyu’s wonderful world from this fantastic short animation

彼女のなんとも不思議で素敵なショートアニメーションフィルムをお楽しみください。

Thank you Nukyu.

We presented her with a W+K Tokyo “Good Shit” T-shirt to say thanks.

W+K Tokyo特製”Good Shit”Tシャツをプレゼントいたしました!とってもお似合い☆

Please take a look her other great creative pieces here↓

彼女の素晴らしい作品は以下のサイトでご覧ください↓

http://homepage3.nifty.com/nuQ/

Make the W+K block into something cool project

W+K Tokyo has been patiently waiting for the W+K block letter project to reach completion and take pride of place at the entrance at our office.

Kei and Yuki have been working tirelessly, putting in hours and hours of hard work on our office balcony. Blood, sweat, tears, wires…

All of this hard work has paid off, and we will soon be able to welcome our eagerly anticipated W+K block. We can’t wait!

Please check and follow Kei and Yuki’s creational journey on Tumblr.

 

W+K Tokyoオフィスにとってとっても大切なエントランスのW+Kブロックが完成に近づいてきました。

けいちゃんとゆうきくんが時間を掛け何時間もかかった作業の汗と涙の結晶の軌跡を是非Tumblrでfollowしてください。

完成まで本当に待ちきれません!!

 

 

http://wplusktokyoblockproject.tumblr.com/