KEEP YOUR CHILL + Sukajan Photo Services + JLM Work Preview!

Hi everybody!

Just spamming my blog with these sukajan / souvenir jacket photos at work! 🙂

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Little Miss Paintbrush‘s badass kawaii sukajan-themed illustrations!

Japanese Souvenir Jacket photos by our in-house photographer, Justin Japan

Japanese Souvenir Jackets or more famously known as the “Sukajan” (Skajang/Skajan) trace their roots in the Asia Pacific during the World War II when the American troops stationed in the Pacific have wanted to have some “memories” or souvenirs of their foreign assignments to bring back home. It has sort of become a solidarity uniform or remembrance of their posts and service in the war and their comrades with whom they have spent some of the bravest time of their lives. It is said to have originated from Yokusuka in Kanagawa Prefecture where its name is thought to have come from – “Suka” from Yokosuka and “Jan” from the Japanese term Jumper or ジャンパー or jacket in layman’s term. The famous maker of them during that time is the staunch brand, TOYO Enterprises, which still exists until today. These days it has evolved to become the ultimate and iconic Japanese fashion “cool-tural” export product that resembles cool and street all combined in one statement.

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☠ Impromptu Sukajan Suicide Squad Shoot ☠

Hi everybody!

Just sharing this fun The Purge / Halloween / Suicide Squad-themed photoshoot we had yesterday before our friend Aldz (Justin’s HS batchmate / fellow Advertising Mgt. student) went back to Osaka. It started with just “let me just take a photo of both of you wearing the jackets before you leave” and.. then my brother came for work. Then, it all escalated quickly lol. We suddenly had badass props for the “mini shoot”, haha!

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Enjoy the photos, everybody! Haha

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Japan Souvenir Jackets – JLM STORE

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Halloween Cuteness + Journal Updates + Japan Souvenir Jacket SALE!

Hi everybody! おはようございます from Japan!

Just a quick update before I start today’s weekend work. These are mostly random photos I took last week, haha.

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Halloween cuteness is taking over Japan again. Had to snap this Pikachu pumpkin!

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My journals are so ready for Halloweeen ~

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Japan packaging game strong!

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Uploaded my first ever ABC Daily Journal With Me video! Go watch it here ~

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