An exhibit from Tokyo Design Week 2015.


The Japanese language is sprinkled with delightful onomatopoeia.

Perapera ぺらぺら. To be fluent in spoken language, or to be chatty.

Peraperapera is my play on this Japanese term. Although I am nowhere near fluent in the Japanese language, I am forever learning and sharing about the bits of Japanese culture I encounter through my travels around Japan and in my daily life around Tokyo.

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author and photographer todd fong in kimono on yellow train


 Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay!). Japan-based travel writer, photographer, editor, creative consultant. Used to know how to play the guitar. Probably still can. Unhealthy addiction to kimono and yukata. And also Black Thunder. 





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