Garmology: An Obsession Made in Japan – With Takè Sato (S04/E07)

Today’s guest is Takè Sato, former fashion editor of Smart magazine in Japan and fashion editor of Monocle magazine. Today Takè is based in London and works as a creative director and fashion stylist. He recently published “An obsession made in Japan”, about the “happy victims”, fashion victims, as documented by Kyoichi Tsuzuki. We talk about the Japanese otakus (aka obsessives), loyalty to fashion designers, why secondhand shopping in Tokyo is special, social media and influencers and subcultures.

You can find Take on the web as and on Instagram as @takeharu_sato

If you would like to support the podcast, feel free to buy the host a coffee!

And remember, while you can listen to the episode right here on the webpage (all episodes on the Garmology page), for the best experience, the podcast is also available on all the usual podcast sites, like Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts etc., just search for Garmology. This is very handy for listening via your phone while walking the dog, driving, cooking, or whatever activity you do where you want to listen to people talk about stuff.

Nick Johannessen is the host of Garmology, the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at)

No Comments

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.