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!!!!!


Thursday, January 10, 2008









Fuyuko Matsui was born in Shizuoka in 1974. In 2007, she graduated Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music as the first woman who recieved a ph.D. in Japanese-style painting. Originally, the term "Japanese-style painting" was coined in the Meiji period to distinguish Western-style paintings from Japanese traditional paintings with its own aesthetic sense, technique and style. Although Fuyuko Matsui sticks to the traditional technique (she uses silk canvas and natural pigment), her themes do not involve the mainstream traditional worldview of Japanese as typified by the Kano school and the Rimpa school. She seems to try to focus on something more personal and psychological rather than Japanese traditional mainstream aesthetic view of the world, which is the appreciation towards simple natural objects like birds, plants and flowers.

In principle, we were intrigued to see one of her works, "Suddenly Settled Down And Fell Asleep" (tadachi ni odayaka ni natte nemuri ni ochi), which portrays an elephant on the verge of death. When we first saw the painting, we felt like we were actually witnessing the process of an elephant sinking into the depths of dark water tranquilly, leaving the black surface of the water alone. Although the death itself is a trite theme, her approach towards it was creative and unconventional enough to attract our attention. When we think of a white elephant as a beautiful motif of art, we recall a book illustration by the most famous Art Neuveau painter, Alphonse Maria Mucha, and some paintings by the 18th century Japanese painter, Jakuchu Ito. Along with these paintings, we will recall the painting by Fuyuko Matsui as one of the masterpieces from now on.

Now the exhibition "Narcissus" of Fuyuko Matsui is being held at Gallery Naruyama. As you can see from the title, you will be able to enjoy her five works devoted to Narcissism. We tried to reconsider the narcissism through her works with the motif of a deformed flower, metal parts within the human body, and the woodlands in Aokigahara. BUT WE BELIEVE THAT NARCISSISM AND SUPERFICIAL BEAUTY ARE INSEPARABLE TWINS. Narcissism is the privilege granted only for the beauty. Well, at least, narcissism has to do with beautiful appearance in the original context, as you see from the mythology of Narcissus.

Anyway, leaving the definition of narcissism aside, we want to say that we felt an uncomfortable discrepancy between the impression we got directly from her paintings and her creative intention written on the homepage of Gallery Naruyama. Somehow, we could not really believe that the person who painted those paintings was the same person who wrote that text. We even suspected that the explanatory information
was added only to give logic and consistency to her completed works. FOR US, RAHTER THAN NARCISSISM ITSELF, HER WORKS SEEM TO REFLECT THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD EXISTING IN HER CHAOTIC SUBCONCIOUSNESS -and even have the influence to lead viewers to be conscious of their internal shite at the same time. On the other hand, the pseudo-academism decorated with an array of borrowing jargon written on the homepage contradicts, almost destroys the mysterious atmosphere of her paintings. Does Fuyuko Matsui deserve our attention as a "narcissist" and an artist who is purely trying to explore her internal world (as we believed at the beginning), or is she a mere sham enslaved by the expectations and influences of the outside world? We will have to keep an eye on her future works to get to the conclusion...

Matsui Fuyuko"Narcissus"
Venue: Gallery Naruyama
Date: December 15, 2007-February 23,2008
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 13:00-19:00
Closed: Sunday
Appointments only on Wednesday
Admission Free

by Naokoula


Fuyuko matsui nació en Shizuoka en 1974. En el 2007, se gradúa de la Universidad de Bellas Artes y Música de Tokio como la primera mujer en recibir un ph.D en Pintura Japonesa. Originalmente, el término 'Pintura Japonesa' fue acuñado en el Período Meiji para distinguir a la pintura occidental de las pinturas japonesas tradicionales con sus propios sentidos de la estética, técnica y estilo. Aunque Fuyuko Matsui se apega a la técnica tradicional (ella usa canvas de seda y pigmentos naturales), sus temas no involucran la visión del mundo tradicional dominante en el Japón como tipifica la escuela Kano y la Rimpa. Ella parece tratar de centrarse en algo más personal y psicológico más que en la visión estética del mundo del Japón tradicional y mainstream, la cual es una apreciación hacia objetos naturales simples como los pajarillos, las plantas y las flores.

En principio, nos intrigamos al ver uno de sus trabajos, "Acomodado y Dormido Repentinamente" (Tadachi Ni Odakaya Ni Natte Nemuri Ni Ochi), el cual retrata a un elefante a punto de morir. Cuando vimos la pintura por primera vez, sentimos como si en realidad estuviéramos atestiguando el proceso de un elefante hundiéndose en las profundidades del agua oscura tranquilamente, dejando a la negra superficie del agua sola. Aunque la muerte en sí es un tema trillado, su acercamiento hacia ella fue lo suficientemente creativo y no convencional para llamar nuestra atención. Cuando pensamos en un elefante blanco como un bello motivo de arte, recordamos la ilustración de un libro del más famoso pintor del Art Neuveau, Alphonse Maria Mucha, y algunas pinturas del pintor japonés del siglo 18, Jakuchu Ito. Junto con estas pinturas, de ahora en adelante recordaremos la pintura de Fuyuko Matsui como una de las obras maestras.

Actualmente la exhibición 'Narcissus' de Fuyuko Matsui se está llevando a cabo en la Gallery Naruyama. Como pueden ver en el título, podrás disfrutar sus cinco obras dedicadas al narcisismo. Nosotros tratamos de reconsiderar al narcisismo a través de sus trabajos con los motivos de una flor deformada, partes de metal dentro del cuerpo humano, y los bosques en Aokigahara. PERO NOSOTROS CREEMOS QUE EL NARCISISMO Y LA BELLEZA SUPERFICIAL SON GEMELOS INSEPARABLES. El narcisismo es el privilegio concedido sólo para la belleza. Bueno, al menos, el narcisismo tiene que ver con la apariencia bella en su contexto original, como se ve en la mitología de Narciso.

En fin, dejando la definición de narcisismo a un lado, quisiéramos decir que sentimos una discrepancia incómoda entre la impresión que obtuvimos directamente desde sus pinturas y su intención creativa escrita en la página web de Gallery Naruyama. De alguna manera, no pudimos creer que la persona que pintó aquellas pinturas fuera la misma persona que escribió aquel texto realmente. Hasta sospechamos que la informacion aclacatoria fue añadida sólo para dar lógica y consistencia a sus trabajos hechos. PARA NOSOTROS, MÁS QUE NARCISISMO EN SÍ, SU OBRA PARECE REFLEJAR EL MUNDO BELLO QUE EXISTE EN SU CAÓTICA SUBCONCIENCIA -y hasta tiene la influencia de conducir a los espectadores a ser concientes de su propia mierda interna al mismo tiempo. Por otro lado, el pseudo-academismo decorado con una variedad de jergas prestadas escritas en la página web contradice, casi destruye la atmósfera misteriosa de sus pinturas. ¿Fuyuko Matsui merece nuestra atención como 'narcisista' y artista que está puramente tratando de explorar su mundo interno (como creímos en el comienzo), o es ella una mera farsa esclavizada por las expectativas y las influencias del mundo exterior? Tendremos que echarle un ojo a sus futuros trabajos para llegar a la conclusión...

Matsui Fuyuko"Narcissus"
Venue: Gallery Naruyama
Date: December 15, 2007-February 23,2008
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 13:00-19:00
Closed: Sunday
Appointments only on Wednesday
Admission Free


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