Hara Katsiki had an exhibition of her work entitled, “Sheesha” – a collaboration with the fashion designer Tatachristiane. Hara created the image of the mythological creature imprinted onto the coat, as well as the documentary image shown here for the blog. When the earthquake and tsunami cancelled the Tokyo Fashion Week in March 2011, a group of Japanese designers were looking for a place to showcase their work. Berlin answered and a charity project, Tokyo Gakudan (Tokyo Orchestra), was presented at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in July 2011 with 40 Japanese designers showing their collections. Natalie Viaux and Huy Thong Tran Mai were responsible for the Tokyo Gakudan Runway Show at Mercedes-Benz Studio. They are also the masterminds behind OUKAN 71, inspired by the fashion show. Oukan is an avant-garde boutique that is part fashion and art showroom/shop with a tea room and restaurant. On two open-concept floors, OUKAN 71 offers a constantly changing selection of fashion, accessories and design, much of it currently Scandinavian but all with a Japanese feel.