With tripod and selfie stick in hand, 20 year Tokyo veteran and fashion editor Tiffany Godoy goes where others can’t. Tiffany’s Tokyo TV (TTT) is a vlogumentary that dives into the creative processes of tastemakers in the city’s scene.
This week, Tiffany hits Kabukichō—Shinjuku’s Red Light District—to talk art and chaos with Ellie from the art collective Chim↑Pom. Japanese art scene rule-breakers for over 10 years, these punkish Shinjuku locals open up otherwise taboo conversations about Japanese societal shifts, environmental issues, and politics. Ellie gives us the lowdown on the hood, and guides us through Chim↑Pom’s biggest show to date—a 5-floor extravaganza of site specific pieces that reflect the Tokyo red light district culture, and the transforming Tokyo city scape for the 2020 Olympics.