TFR is over. But check out TFR's owner new project for this year
Willa 2010

WILLA is the new thematic party run by Gallermic, the creator of TFR and Narziß, two regular events that grew into an unparalleled mediatic tour de force inside of the world of fashion and art, due to an exuberant visual and intellectual attack against mainstream culture in the Japanese society and in the globalized world. Taking into account this background, Willa is the ultimate sophisticated scenario to present Gallermic’s authentic reflections about life, the world, the human being, the good and the evil, the culture, the art scene, and most of all an excuse to show Galle’s exuberant ability to love. The objective of the party is to generate love and communication through a universal symbolism that reaches everybody’s heart. As Galle declares: “Willa is a party for the good flowers”.

日本語\\\\WILLA は、ファッションとアートの世界に偉大な功績を残した二つのパーティー、TFRとNarzißの創設者、Gallermicによる新しいパーティーである。日本社会とグローバライズ化された世界の主流のカルチャーに対する、圧倒的な視覚体験と知性による反撃を意図して開催されて来た。こうした背景を鑑み、WILLAは、Gallermicにとっての日常、世界、人類、善と悪、カルチャー、アートシーン、そしてとりわけGalleの愛についての表象を、究極に洗練された物語として送り届ける。このパーティーの目的は、すべての人々の心に届く普遍的な象徴を通して、愛とコミュニケーションを慈しみ、育むことにある。Galleの言葉を借りれば、「WILLAは善き花々へのパーティーである」。

Ciao For Now. And Deep Throat To You All!
↓↓↓Narziß Final 12/12↓↓↓
12/12 Next Narziß is The Last Narziß 12/12
↓↓↓Ciao For Now. And Deep Throat To You All!↓↓↓

~> Dec 12 (fri) 10P Narziß Celebrating *Ciao For Now. And Deep Throat to You All!* at Trump Room, Shibuya.

Next Narziß is the last Narziß, our last party: an erotic fantastic farewell. We are saying bye-bye after 21 parties: it's like the magical 7 x 3, the number of the perfection by excellence and of the individuality according to the numerology. For us is inhuman and perfect: like a triangle. For how extraordinary have We been all this time, after all... It’s arousing: Ciao for now. And deep throat to you all!

P.s. We don't want to be uncouth (but we want to be called uncouth), BUT this is the last party, the last photos, and the last chance to represent your groovy self... and there is NO turning back!

↓↓↓Narziß 11.29↓↓↓

A socialite preview from last Narziß celebrating "Dame With Eggs". Among the guests were French writer Isabelle Nobouta, Yoshiko Kris-Webb and Martin Webb, performer Lauren Levitt as Cotton Bale, Trippple Nippples' Qrea, photographer Zoren Gold (MiZo), Dolomites' Stefanko Balkano, musician Allon Beausoleil, Niche's Jesus Salinas. Music selected by Qrea, allon, Stefanko and TFR. All the photos soon on
↓↓↓Narziß 11.21↓↓↓

A socialite preview from last Narziß celebrating "Netochka Nezvanova And The Master Of None". Among the guests were writer Ryosuke Handa, legendary drag queen Vivienne Sato, Swedish designer Patrik Soderstam, Trippple Nippples' Qrea, New York's performer Kyoko, Uburoi's designer Mitsue Iwata, Gallery Naruyama's Jason, Niche's Jesus Salinas, Gimme Um's Pierre and NarziB's image Sono. Music selected by Mc Carrabeener, Jesus and TFR. All the photos soon on
↓↓↓Narziß 11.8↓↓↓

A socialite preview from last Narziß celebrating "The Innuendo Of La Maja Desnuda" and the host Gallermic's birthday. Among the guests were Martin Webb & Yohiko Kris-Webb, musician Allon Beausoleil, legendary drag queen Vivienne Sato, photographer duo Minori & Zoren (MiZo), Trippple Nippples' Qrea, New York's performer Kyoko, M-Flo's singer Verbal, Chanel Japan's Nicolas Lefeuvre, Uburoi's designer Mitsue Iwata, curators Kiku Kudo & Ishiguro, Gallery Naruyama's Jason, French writer Isabelle Nobouta, Gimme Um's Pierre, Dazed&Confused's Sakiko, Vogue Hommes' Emi, Sister's Fuyuri, Rereremojojo, Shima's Sachiko and NarziB's image Sono. Music selected by Mademoiselle Yulia, Zoren, Cooldisco'1drink' and TFR. All the photos soon on
More details and the complete party report on (Or scroll down...)

Interview in Enlgish:
DAZED: Could you tell me about the party that you are organizing right now? (The name of the party / When did you start having it? / How often are you having it? Etc… Give me the details!)
TFR: The name of the party is NarziB. Basically, NarziB is held every other week at Tokyo's most stylish spaces. We started the party from March 8th 2008.

DAZED: After establishing the party "TFR", you started having another party called "NarziB", what are the conceptual differences between those two? Also, what are the unite concepts?
TFR: TFR is a web magazine critiquing fashion, art and club culture in Tokyo. What differentiates TFR from other media is that we clarify our position and criteria on the issues we cover. The party we organized under the name of TFR was supposed to be the manifestation of our opinion. Therefore, we attempted to represent it through our fashion, the title of each party, flyer and everything. Basically, the concept of TFR parties were rather political and aggressive (ex. anti-globalization). We believe that TFR is something like a visual guerrilla trying to attack the mainstream culture. On the other hand, NarziB is a side project of TFR. Compared with TFR, NarziB doesn't necessarily intend to represent an opinion. It is merely for fun and networking. To us, there seemed like in Tokyo the so-called "community" is virtually non-existent. We want NarziB to be a cultural community for beautiful and individual people. We don't play loud music in NarziB. We want our guests to talk and know each other. NarziB is not fashion-oriented. A wide variety of people with different background are welcomed. As a matter of fact, our guests range from cultural figures like a film actor and an art curator to bohemian homeless. At the same time, NarziB is devoted to beauty. We have dress code for each party and the poor-dressed will not be admitted.

DAZED: Who writes the manifest for the parties?
TFR: Gallermic Mabuse

DAZED: How do you select DJs? Do you have a guideline for it?
TFR: We think there is a ridiculous overvaluation of the DJ nowadays. Specially in Tokyo, the Dj culture has reach the limit of idolatry, to become a Dj is the last burst of the ambition of the club kids. But why? It is like for Japanese there wouldnt be other way to be a star. And we consider that Dj ambition a misery of personality, lack of talent, and the worst tragedy of the parties along with Rave. Therefore, We are not music oriented. We want our visitors to get excited by interaction with beautiful people, to create community, icons and gossips. We rather select our guest Dj's by their cultural background and their beauty, and we called them the oldfashioned way: "selectors". Sometimes we dont even know who is gonna dj next party, we just improvised. Nevertheless, our music selection is rich. A wide range of classical, jazz, gypsy, global grooves, house, auld lang syne and cinephiliac music.

DAZED:What was the start of taking party snaps?
TFR: Just recording our memories.

DAZED: What/which kind of moment would you like to capture when you take photos?
TFR: Whenever as long as the subject is beautiful.

DAZED: What do you think about Tokyo party scene? How do you like to be placed in?
TFR: We don't really know what kind of parties are going on in Tokyo. We don't want to take ourselves within the context of Tokyo or anywhere on the earth. We prefer being regarded as a metaphysical concept without being restricted by biased idea, the name of a city or a country would possibly give.

DAZED: Could you tell me about the fashion style of the TFR guests? Do you have a special dress code?
TFR: Dress code = Individuality. Nothing is more important.

DAZED: Tell me about the concept of the exhibition you had this year, "POST NO FUTURE" at hiromiyoshii gallery.
TFR: Fashion is hentai. We can not help the association between something as superficial and hedonistic as fashion and the mere sexual pleasure full stop. Therefore, for us, a fashion personae who is not a hentai, it is an impostor, a traitor, an alienated puritan in disguise following trends who might just finish his days without a notion of personal style nor fashion itself. Fashion can be zoophiliac, necrophiliac, paediophiliac, dendrophiliac...all the paraphilias. And this can sound as obscene as fascinating, but most of all we are just trying to give an idea of the precariety of fashion these days. We spread fashion in all senses, and are here only to encourage creativity in personal hentalism.

DAZED: Do you have any plans to start up a new project?
TFR: Travel report by TFR's half Naokoula who is in a world round trip right now. And UBUROI, a fashion label for people who likes concepts like NarziB.

Thanks Dazed&Confused

↓↓↓TFR On The World-Round Trip↓↓↓
TFR's half Naokoula is in the middle of the world-round trip. She started writing about her experience on TFR...

english\\\\What is recorded here is not necessarily our experience. It can be an absolute fiction all made up in our head, or as a matter of possibility, something we MIGHT have experienced, or perhaps something we DID experience but in some other place or time. We have two kinds of journeys at the same time: the outward and inward. Our outward journey is governed by the clock and the budget, but inward one ignores the boundaries of place and time. The journey is not linear.It is always back and forth. And it is what we want to record, leaving us free from the time and the physical distance. Here, we deny the calender. We deny the map... (To read more, scroll down)

japanese\\\\ここに書かれていることは、私たちが実際に体験した出来事かもしれないし、もしかしたらすべて私たちの頭の中だけで作り上げられた完全なフィクションかもしれない。もしくは、可能性の問題で、体験しなかったけれども、体験した「かも」しれない出来事、また、私たちが体験したことだけれど、どこか違う場所で違う時間に体験した出来事かもしれない。私たちは、同時に2種類の旅をしている。身体的な旅が1つ。もう一つは精神的な旅。そしてその旅は、直線じゃない。そういう形の旅は、いつも行ったり来たりを繰り返す。そんな時間軸や物理的な距離に捉われない旅を私たちは記録したいと思っている。私たちは、カレンダーを否定する。私たちは、地図を否定する... (To read more, scroll down)

español\\\\Lo que grabamos aqui no es necesariamente nuestra experiencia. Puede ser una ficcion absoluta completamente inventada en nuestra cabeza, o una cuestion de posibilidad, algo que PUDO habernos pasado, o tal vez algo que SI experimentamos pero en algun otro tiempo o espacio. Nosotros tenemos dos tipos de viaje al mismo tiempo: exterior e interior. Nuestro viaje exterior esta gobernado por el reloj y el presupuesto, pero el interior ignora los limites del tiempo y el lugar. El viaje no es lineal. Es siempre de ida y vuelta. Y es lo que queremos grabar, dejandonos libres del tiempo y de la distancia fisica. Aqi, nosotros negamos el calendario. Nosotros negamos el mapa... (To read more, scroll down)

↓↓↓TFR In V Magazine ↓↓↓
This is how New York's famous V Magazine presents TFR in V53 index ~> "Underworld: If there’s any way Tokyo club kids could get any crazier, send us picture evidence". To top it all off, TFR is featured along with Isablle Adjani, Hunter S. Thompson et Dennis Hopper..FEAR AND LOATHING!!! Now on sale in Tokyo at Tower Records, Aoyama Book Center et Tutaya Roopongi Hills.

Thanks V

english\\\\ Apart from the off-upon sadomasochistic clothing, what else has been done in order to represent the fetishism of human beings or, going beyond, the universe of sexual deviations? [CHECK OUT OUR EXHIBITION ABOUT PARAPHILIAS, CLIC IMAGE]


español\\\\ Además de la ultra mañoseada vestimenta sadomasoquista, ¿qué más se ha hecho en aras de representar el fetichismo de los seres humanos o, yendo más allá, el universo de las desviaciones sexuales? [CHEKEA NUESTRA EXHIBICION SOBRE PARAFILIAS, HAZ CLIC EN LA IMAGEN]


english\\\\JAPANESE DON'T USE THEIR FREEDOM. It's not that we believe that a perfect place exists on the Earth. But if there is something close to it, it is the subculture -the space where we can find that and those who we are looking for-, or specifically that type of independent, free, countercultural, philosophic and bold community. Lamentably, it is in this sense of subculture /community where we bump into the weakest and most demoralizing point of Japanese society. [TO READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE ABOUT THE JAPANESE SOCIOCULTURAL REALITY, CLIC IMAGE BELLOW]

español\\\\LOS JAPONESES NO USAN SU LIBERTAD. No es que creamos que exista un lugar perfecto sobre la Tierra. Pero si hay algo cercano a eso es la subcultura -el espacio donde podemos encontrar eso y a esos a quienes estamos buscando-, o específicamente aquel tipo de comunidad independiente, libre, contracultural, filosófica y atrevida. Lamentablemente, es en este sentido de subcultura/comunidad donde nos topamos con el punto más débil y desmoralizador de la sociedad japonesa. [PARA LEER TODO EL ARTICULO SOBRE LA REALIDAD SOCIOCULTURAL JAPONESA, HAZ CLIC EN LA IMAGEN]

↓↓↓TFR IN NYC↓↓↓
Feat. The NYC Personalities Of the Moment [clic image]
My Photo
Location: Tokyo, Japan

we are a space of FREEDOM, FRESHNESS and ESCAPISM. from this perspective, we are one of the very FEW ORIGINAL MEDIA -and definitely the one that has the MOST TENACIOUS and CRITICAL OPINION- related to the 'WORLD OF FASHION'. yes, world we belong to, but also world we find abhorrent because it's representing the most visible side of the pseudo-well-being [CONSUMERISM], that behind glamourous SMOKE SCREENS [generally starred by 'MODELS' and 'POP STARS'], and making use of the so-called 'TRENDS', spreads the most recalcitrant STEREOTYPES of CAPITALISM and its just-apparent GLOBALIZATION... at THEFASHIONRAMONE [a.k.a TFR] you will find, then, the best alternative in fashion design and counterculture!!!!!


Sunday, December 18, 2005

Tokyo + Vivians = Rock and Roll !!!

The three of them are models and appear in the most mind-blowing streetwear magazines from Tokyo. With such a style background, what else could we be waiting for: Tokyo + Vivians = Rock and Roll !!!

(Versión En Español Abajo)

The name of the band left me like bewitched and jealous. But naturally - of course -, after seeing them and listening i alleviated because my intuition of an infallible coolhunter has not failed me this time either, and the *lovehate* Vivians -with its magnificent name that seems removed from a mythology of the rock, already said a lot to me -, satisfactorily have passed the test with honors, concatenating like the true authentic ones an integral concept, with a powerful image that mixes style, rock and roll and passionate post-punk.
Indeed by this grace, from entrance they are linked to unequivocal bands of our times: The Rapture, The Strokes, The Rakes or Franz Ferdinand to mention some. But mainly they have been placed in the marrow of the attention - and perhaps without wanting -, have converted into the more enthusiastic raison d'etre of a very fresh tokyoite underground movement, that goes in the process of the creation of icons in its imagery. Vivians for which we belong to this movement (definitively i include myself), are our comrades Paul James (vocals/bass), Eddie Van Narc (guitar/vocals and the only one of Japanese ancestry) and James Edwards (drums, guitar), who are in the *fêtes* Vanity, Hells Yeah!, Licks, Meat, and that instills a brilliant reason to us to believe in music like a life leit-motif.
But no one has to think that this enthusiasm is mere amical and gratuitous flattery, all the opposite: with their homonym EP of three songs Vivians has demonstrated, to my criteria, to have paste of rocknrollers that give to each instrument and vocal the suitable dose of devotion to maintain us either in suspense (Kicking the to us rights out), or in communion (Go get), or or in unbridled romanticism (Sally forgive me). Without separating much from the dancefloor, it's essentially all about stories affluent counted, with a distinguible principle, climax and end and that altogether obtains a revealing and intimist composition flood of rebellious spirit, and consequently, intoxicating (!!!).
Each one will be able to draw its conclusions once it listens to the Vivians. Mine, at the moment, are rather translated in a great expectation to listen to its next full-length album debut that comes in 04/'06.
Vivians EP in mp3 (go to the bottom, choose free, wait and enter the code)

Gallermic Tanaka


Tokyo + Vivians = Rock and Roll !!!(Versión En Español)
os tres son modelos y aparecen en las revistas de *street wear* más alucinantes de Tokyo. Con semejante background de estilo, qué más se podía esperar: Tokyo + Vivians = Rock and Roll !!!

El nombre de la banda me dejó como engatusado y envidioso. Pero naturalmente -claro-, luego de verles y escucharles me alivié porque mi intuición de coolhunter infalible tampoco me ha fallado esta vez, y los *quierodiables* Vivians -que con su magnífico nombre que parece sacado de una mitología del rock, ya me decían mucho-, satisfactoriamente han pasado la prueba con honores, concatenando como los verdaderos auténticos un concepto íntegro, a base de una imagen poderosa que mezcla estilo, rock and roll y post-punk apasionado.
Precisamente por esta gracia, desde entrada se los *linkea* con bandas inequívocas de nuestros tiempos: The Rapture, The Strokes, The Rakes o Franz Ferdinand por citar algunas. Mas sobre todo se han colocado en el meollo de la atención -y acaso sin querer-, se han covertido en la razón de ser más entusiasta de una movida underground tokyota muy fresca, que va en el proceso de la creación de íconos en su imaginario. Vivians para los que pertenecemos a esta movida (definitivamente me incluyo), son nuestros camaradas Paul James (voz/bajo), Eddie Van Narc (guitarra/voz y el único de ascendencia japonesa) y James Edwards (batería, guitarra), que están en las fiestas Vanity, Hells Yeah, Licks, Meat, y que nos infunden un motivo genial para creer en la música como fundamento de vida.
Pero no se vaya a pensar que este entusiasmo es mero peloteo amical y gratuito, todo lo contrario: con su EP homónimo de tres canciones Vivians han demostrado, a mi criterio, tener pasta de rocanrroleros que le dan a cada instrumento y vocal la dosis adecuada de entrega para mantenernos ora en suspenso (Kicking the rights out), ora en comunión (Go get), u ora en desenfreno romántico (Sally forgive me). Sin apartarse mucho de la pista de baile, esencialmente se trata de historias bien contadas, con un principio, un clímax y un final distinguibles y que en conjunto logran una composición 'reveladora' e intimista llena de espíritu rebelde, y consiguientemente, embriagador (!!!).
Cada uno podrá sacar sus conclusiones una vez que escuche a los Vivians. Las mías, por el momento, más bien se traducen en una gran expectativa por escuchar su próximo álbum debut que sale en abril.
Vivians EP en mp3 (ir abajo, elegir free, esperar e introducir código)

Gallermic Tanaka

Monday, December 12, 2005

Skirts For Men / Faldas Para Hombres

(English Version At The Bottom)
Muchos la ridiculizan, para la mayoría es 'gracias a Dios' inconcebible. Sólo los fanáticos más atrevidos se la ponen y a nosotros, que nos van tan bien los heresiarcas, unirnos a su causa es un *fashionable* ajuste de cuentas. !Faldas para hombres! O liberación sexual masculina...
...O sea, no es ninguna novedad. Pero la disyuntiva moral que produce ver en faldas a un hombre hecho y derecho (y también a los no tan derechos) en nuestros tiempos, debería sobrepasar a rajatabla lo trivialmente prendario para convertirse en un precepto de liberación sexual...masculina, sí, 'MASCULINA'. Zafándonos de antecedentes y de historia -porque simplemente nos ha tratado mal-, ¿por qué tendríamos que seguir haciendo caso a esta convención tan demostradoramente mutilante? Hace medio siglo que las mujeres pueden elegir entre faldas y pantalones; y prácticamente nosotros seguimos jugando nuestro papel de toda la vida en la historia de la vestimenta. Pero las cosas están cambiando, y felizmente, de la mano de los diseñadores de moda más interesantes del planeta. Sarah Kuratle es el nombre de la abanderada de esta causa revolucionaria. Desde 1996 maneja Amok, 'faldas para hombres', con más de 40 creaciones que van desde las duras denim hasta las clásicas elegantes/ejecutivas, así como modelos trendy-techno. Y sus diseños no admiten suspicacias de amaneramiento: como hecha para los inexorables escépticos. Ella en Suiza; en Tokyo hace poco lo hizo la *fashion brand* hermana de los underground, Device... Y en definitiva, en el mundo entero la tendencia de holgura en las prendas masculinas va tomando, de a pocos, la forma de una confortable falda para nuestras piernas... Voila! Sarah debe estar contenta. Las cosas cambian, y al fin y al cabo, ante los glamourosos ojos de Dios todos somos divinamente iguales.
Gallermic Tanaka
Skirts ForMen (English Version)
Some people criticize it, and the majority says 'thanks God it's inconceivable'. Only the bold dare to wear them and, having a biased affinity toward heretics, it's just *supernatural* that we join their fashionable cause. Skirts for men! Or male sexual revolution...
...Granted, this is nothing new. But the moral contradictions that, even in present times, are provoked by contemplating a rugged man (or a not so rugged for that matter) in a skirt, should overwhelmingly trascend the prêt-à-porter concept into a male sexual revolution. Yes, MALE. Getting rid of pre-conceived notions and history - because we have simply been mistreated- why should we keep perpetuating this evidently mutilating standard? For half a century women have been able to choose between skirts or trousers... Meanwhile, we keep playing our everlasting role in the history of clothing. But, you can't hold back the winds of change, and in this particular case, they are being fortunately controlled by the designers of the planet's most interesting fashion. Sarah Kuratle is the name of the flagwoman of this revolutionary cause. She is the driving force behind Amok, "skirts for men" since 1996, with more than 40 creations that range from rough denim to the classic elegant/executive, as well as trendy-techno skirt styles. and their designs will not accept unmasculine undertones: as if created for the inexorable skeptics. While she established this in Switzerland, Tokyo was recently enlightened by Device, the fashion brand that is sister to the underground... And so around the world, loose trends in men's apparel are, little by little, taking the shape of a comfortable skirt for our legs...Voila! Sarah must be happy. Things change, and in the end, we are all the same before God's glamourous eyes.
Gallermic Tanaka

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Confessions On The Dancefloor

Pelo peluca, 'NO' japonés, gótica, glam rock, neón y parafernalia de nosocomio... Pero más que eso, fototema fashion de estilo antro-renacentista que proyecta la quintaesencia de la supermodel: actitud y cuerpo. Con mucho thriller, la inopinada sesión de fotos -!en el medio de la pista de baile!- a esta *Gothic Lolita* habitué del underground tokyota.


Confessions On The Dancefloor (English Version)

Wig hair, japanese 'NO', goth, glam rock, neon and nosocomium paraphernalia... But more than this, dirty-renaissance fashion *phototheme* that projects the quintessence of the supermodel: body & attitude. Withs hips of thriller, the supernatural fashionshoot -in the middle of the dancefloor!- to this tokyoite underground habitué the *Gothic Lolita*.

Photos & Text: Gallermic Tanaka / Model: Gothic Lolita / Stiling: Gothic Lolita / Location: Hells Yeah!!! vol.1 @ Saloon 01/12/2005

Gallermic Tanaka