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!!!!!


Friday, January 06, 2006

Tokyo Underground Parties

Tokyo is been to said the destiny of inescapable cultural, emotional and nocturnal delirium. Up-to-date and representative bands of the underground circuit such as Vive La Fête or Die Raketen, immortalize the Tokyo-paranoia with songs plenty of psychedelia and obsessive thriller. Focusing in this point -the one that we really care for-, in Tokyo, the underground movement 'as a community concept', is a new wave catapulted from a party showyly so-called VANITY, wich after two years and half of released has increased its habitués geometricly, 'till the point that in the last month of the 2005 new parties have turned up, and in short, the number of we-must-go-events has gone up in a 200%. Straightaway, the photothemma that picks up the psychedelia of these *Tokyo Undergound* moments, from the dirty-renaissance perspective of TheFashionRamone. ***************** ******************* *******************
(Versión En Español) En todo el mundo se habla de Tokyo como destino de ineluctable desvarío cultural, emocional, nocturno. Bandas tan actuales y representativas del circuito underground, como Vive La Fête o Die Raketen, inmortalizan la Tokyo-paranoia con temas de calibre psicodélico y obsesivo thriller. Concentrándonos en este medio -que es el que más nos interesa-, lo cierto es que aquí, en Tokyo, la movida underground "como concepto de comunidad", es una nueva ola catapultada desde una fiesta aparatosamente denominada VANITY, que a sus dos años y medio de lanzada ha visto incrementar a sus habitués geométricamente, al punto de que en el último mes del 2005 nuevas fiestas han aparecido y en sumo, el número de eventos al que no debemos faltar por nada del mundo se ha incrementado en un 200 %. En seguida, fototema que recoge la psicodelia de estos momentos *Tokyo Underground*, desde la perspectiva antro-renacentista de TheFashionRamone. ***************** *************************************************************
Tokyo Underground Parties
Photos & Text by Gallermic Tanaka *************************************************************
Left: the classic black and red atmosphere of Vanity party @ La Fabrique.
Right: the Dj and his 'horror fashion'. From Linda party @ Chelsea Hotel.
Left: the 'Gothic Lolita' here sick and exhilarating. From Hells Yeah!!! party @ Unit-Salon
Right: shaking your legs and whatever you want. From Meat party @ Wire.
Left: look how cool this fashion gang is. From Hells Yeah!!! backstage @ Unit-Salon
Right: when dj and habitué Sarah is inspired she gets so diva! From Meat party @ Wire.
Vanity, psychedelia, electrorock and hedonysm, what else could we be waiting for. Among its dj guests we can find Peaches, Nick Zinner from Yeahyeahyeah's, XLover from Gigolo, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and fashion designer Jeremy Scott. Photo taken from the last Vanity of 2005 @ La Fabrique-Shibuya.

Left: clair-obscure Stock Films gig @ Vanity.
Right: underground celebritie Nanae in the AnotherMan Magazine launching @ Vanity.

Left: l'enfant underground Sayuri exhibiting her naïf and avant gard Tokyo Pop style @ Meat.

Right: habitué Popo making a powerful kitsch statement @ Meat.

Left: rocambolesque coffee made by a supernatural tokyoite. From Linda @ the f*ckn' cool Chelsea Hotel.

Right: relaxed Yuko @ Hells Yeah!!! party backstage.

They love 80's, wear aerobics and make cheerful intoxicating shows. Meat is the most exhilarating Tokyo underground party.


Left: sexy and dramatic Meat girl Nabe. From Meat party @ Wire.

Right: beautiful habitué Emiko watching us behind her oversized police sunglasses. From Meat.

Left: wearing stars made by Device, Yuko showing the longest legs of the scene @ Vanity. Right: Vanity and Vivians frontman, here Paul James in other of his productions: Licks party @ Wedge.

Left: clockwork orange style habitué in Licks party @ Wedge. Right: Terrific Yusuke in the underground fashion brand Device event @ Vanity party - La Fabrique.

Linda is the new grand party of the scene. Completely made by sugoi japanese kids, this event is an electroshocking experience in the middle of the most mind-blowing underground atmosphere of Chelsea Hotel.

Left: horror fashion lover Yusuke striking a pose. From Linda party @ Chelsea Hotel. Right: sparkling Hachi in Bernhard Willhelm sweater. From Linda @ Chelsea Hotel.

Left: another clair-obscure Stock Films gig @ the first Vanity party of 2006. Right: wonder women @ the first Vanity party of 2006.

Left: fashion monster wearing his own designs. From Linda @ Chelsea Hotel. Right: ethereal and technicolour Rachel in her party Meat @ Wire.


Left: les enfants terribles Sayuri, Saki and Yuki, girls from Spank, the coolest avant garde Tokyo Pop fashion shop, flung theirselves on the floor of the Hells Yeah!!! party @ Unit-Salon.

Right: supernatural Aiko next to the dj paraphernalia, perhaps she is thinking about her next trip to London. From Teenage Kicks party @ Plug, january 2006.

Left: euphoria in the spotlight. These girls -Nabe and Yuka legs- are quintessentially Meat par excellence. From Meat party @ Wire club.

Right: Nanae does everything for the camera... and we must confess she is spectacular!!! From AnotherMan Magazine launching party @ Vanity.

Left: the eclectic habitués Maimi and Hachi, perhaps talking about their fashion studies or about their machiavellian plans to conquer the world. They are so beautiful that i'm sure they can achieve it. From the latest Vanity party held few days ago.


More phantasmagorical and hardcore is the ultragangster dresscode Hells Yeah!!! party, held @ Unit-Salon. This terrific hole has a cinematoghaphic backstage, and is the product of an implacable collusion between Vanity party and Tokyo Boppers, the avant garde Tokyo shoewear shop.


Left: expiating her sins on the dancefloor Lolita Nakao @ Hells Yeah!!!. Right: more japanese NO-inspired make up. Dj Shima from Tokyo Boppers @ Hells Yeah!!!

Left: ghostly Shingo absorted in the music of Hells yeah!!! party. Right: ecstatic James Edwards from Vivians relaxing after his band gig @ Teenage Kicks fête.

Left: Dj and indie producer Takayuki giving away Linda pins @ Linda fête. Right: psychedelic pic of Coleen from Lost in Tokyo TV @ Vanity fête. Watch the party videos!!!

Left: Device and Vivians official photographer Yuta, working and having fun in HellsYeah!!! Right: so...if this is not glamour, what the f*ck glamour is! From Linda fête.

Left: the dressing room and make up table in the backstage of Hells yeah!!!. Right: 'supernatural' selfportrait @ Hells Yeah!!! backstage. As u can tell I LOVE TOKYOSHAMBLES!!!


Anonymous wuilee said...

seems like another planet -_-
we luv tokyo ...just because!

2:07 PM  
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7:59 PM  
Anonymous paul james said...

well done. you summed up the scene perfectly

10:25 PM  
Anonymous The gothic lolita said...

hey Gallermic Tanaka!!

Els teus comentaris no encajan con la realidad i x eso me gusta, personas com nosotros n'exite plus.
Respecto al Etnofuturismo Andino....¿?parla'm de MODA.
mY HEART belong to Barcelona, but I don't forget that I was born in Beer Village.
The gothic lolita

6:11 AM  
Anonymous 江徹島ノ said...


thanx for UR e-mail!!!
I got it & see it!!
and .... I found me !!! hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!
yeah yeah!!

C U next party!!!
bye - bye

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Oscar said...

Se agradece de sobremanera el envío. Un dulce más para extraer personajes. Todo es ficcionable.
Un abrazo.

2:57 PM  
Blogger TheFashionRamone said...

this tokyo-paranoia is getting fever, and thats what i am trying to show in the pics, a real tokyoshambles! besides, the tokyo underground scene is so fresh, so supernatural and so funny. it makes me feel like a virgin hehe! thanx for all the comments. i hope we can meet in this rocambolesque parties soon.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:55 PM  
Anonymous kenny said...

Gallermic Tanaka!!!!!!!
I want to be at the party

8:10 PM  
Blogger TheFashionRamone said...

hi shima!!!!
thank u for the comment.
please, can u forward this email to hitomi, nakao and to everyone from Tokyo Boppers and fashion, music, indies, underground scene friends?
i tried to send it but many of the emails that the tomodachi gave me @ Praha are wrong :( hehe

one big kiss!

8:01 AM  
Anonymous 江徹島ノ said...


I try it for everybody!!!!!

please wait e-mail from somebody!!!!!! hahahaha

8:03 AM  
Blogger TheFashionRamone said...

domo arigatou godzaimasu, shima san!!! mata vanity ne.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous sarah said...

FUCKING RAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IVE CAUGHT A COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

when i get healthy again we are hiiting the tokyo dancefloors for an all night assault, then its all about tskiji markets for sushi breakfast!

7:16 PM  
Blogger TheFashionRamone said...

sarah! i love uuuu! DANCE SHITAI!!! SUSHI TABETAI!!!
mmmmm who is this gothic lolita from barcelona???? inform me, i like CATALAN -.-
and kenny... r u that kenny KCTV??? i hope so, babylondon!
Paul thanx for the guest list for everyparty :)
Selina graZias por qererme asi como soy desde chiqito jiji
Oscar me encanta tu critica de cine! gracias por el comment.

7:32 PM  
Blogger f.d. said...

Cuanto glamour y desenfreno mi qerido Guishe, se ve q no la pasas nada mal. Quien como tú.
Espero pronto tenerte de vuelta (o de visita) jaja.

cuidate amigo picarón.


12:58 PM  
Anonymous aiko.n said...

hey,tanaka kun!
im aiko.
ur pictures r so cool!!!!!!
c u soon


8:23 AM  
Blogger TheFashionRamone said...

.raul, nos vemos alla de todas maneras, y me ensegnas tus robots!
.aiko, domo arigatou! mata party ne! anata to mechakucha dance shitai yo! kissu!

8:28 AM  
Anonymous hachi said...


i watch this Blog first time!

you get out from japan...realy??

9:50 AM  
Blogger TheFashionRamone said...

hells no! i'm not leaving japan, no way!

3:25 PM  
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so, I want to put the your text in NEXT LINDA'S FLYER.
Is it OK?

& Do you go to LICKS?


6:18 AM  
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Hey Guishe
everybody who read your lines seems just enchanted. So keep your blog with something new always!!! and hope you're going to post in this web again.

5:13 PM  
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