Since international trade began in the 1850s, Japan has been known for its street fashion. Talking about fashion, Japan is known for its unique styles and designs worn by people of all ages. Several students take fashion inspiration from trendy clothes worn by celebrities and idols. Japanese fashion involves taking risks and focuses on self-expression. The majority of them follow a simple yet elegant style. Here are the ten most stunning Japanese models that will make you want to become a fashionista.
1. Rila Fukushima
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Rila wanted to be a model agent but was persuaded to try modeling instead. She is a Japanese fashion model. Rila is also an excellent actress performing her best in many films such as The Wolverine, Yukio, and Ghost in the Shell. Rila Fukushima made her name as one of the women of 2013 in Vogue Japan.
2. Tao Okamoto
Tao is another well-known Japanese model and actress. Tao has worked with Marvel Studios as well as DC Entertainment. The beautiful model/actress was born in Chiba, Japan, and started her modeling career at 14.
3. Yuka Mannami
Yuka is a renowned Japanese fashion model. Mannami worked as a nurse until she grew famous on Instagram at age 23. She also walked the Fendi show in Tokyo and has been in several advertisements for Shiseido, Uniqlo, Givenchy, Gap Inc., Nordstrom, etc. Yuka has also appeared in magazines including Teen Vogue, Harper's Bazaar Hong Kong, Vogue Italia, American Vogue, and many more.
4. Kiko Arai
Kiko Arai, the youngest of the three sisters, was born to Mr. Hiromasa Arai. Mr. Arai was an ex-professional baseball player, leading Kiko to become interested in sports and join a sports university. After moving to Singapore in 2013, Kiko started her modeling career and made her runway debut in the 2014 Spring/Summer haute-couture collection.
5. Daisuke Ueda
Daisuke Ueda is a male Japanese fashion model born in Fukuoka, Japan. Daisuke is the first model in all of Asia to appear on the cover of Vogue Hommes Japan. He has also been the spokesperson for high-end clothing brands like Gap.
6. Yosuke Sugino
Yosuke is a male Japanese model and actor. Born in Chiba, Japan, Yosuke is known for his excellent performance in various movies and series. Some of his best works are Tokyo Revengers, Violence Action, Love's in Sight, and many more. Daisuke is known to be the first Asian model to appear on the cover of Vogue Hommes Japan. He was also in two campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana.2
7. Takuya Terada
Takuya Terada was born in Ibaraki, Japan. Terada is a Japanese model, actor, and singer. He was the leader and vocalist of the Korean boy group called Cross Gene. He also starred in various Japanese Dramas like "Sign" and a stage musical "Black & White."
8. Ai Tominaga
The Japanese supermodel was born in Japan's Kanto region in 1982. Ai debuted on a runway, becoming one of the first Asians on the European catwalks. She has appeared on the covers of Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Madame Figaro. Tominaga is not only a well-known supermodel but continues appearing on several tv shows, radio, and commercials. She also appeared in the drama 'Grand Maison Tokyo' in 2019.
9. Nozomi Sasaki
Nozomi is a fashion model born in the city of Akita, Japan. She grew famous when a renowned fashion model named Emi Suzuki discovered her. Nozomi worked with Pinky Fashion Magazine, created for Emi, but Nazomi became its featured model. The model has also worked in the movie named 'Handsome Suits.'
10. Dean Fujioka
Tatsuo Fujioka, also known as Dean Fujioka, is a Japanese model, actor, director, singer, songwriter, and talented musician. Born in Fukushima, Japan, the famous personality was brought up in Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture. Fujioka is multilingual and is fluent in Japanese, English, Cantonese, Standard Mandarin, and Indonesian. He started his modeling career in 2004 and has worked for local and designer brands. He has also worked for various advertising campaigns and has appeared in tv and print commercials.