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Words: TOM GOLDSON 
Photo above: Yusaku Aoki / Red Bull Content Pool

From mouth masks to tiny tiles, Chelsea Jade saw some interesting stuff in Tokyo

Chelsea Jade, the rising Auckland dream-pop singer/songwriter formerly known as Watercolours spent two weeks in Tokyo immersed in the musical wonderland that is the Red Bull Music Academy. Here are some of the highlights of her Tokyo experience.

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Tiny tiles that cover the architecture

“It’s like living inside grid paper. It’s the most meticulous and labour intensive option and you see it employed so often in Tokyo. Respect.”

© Yusaku Aoki / Red Bull Content Pool

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Mouth masks

They’re a selfless effort to protect everyone around you from your ills. What’s not to like? Especially good when you see people wearing them on dates.”

© So Hasegawa / Red Bull Content Pool

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Everything is open late

“You want ramen at 4am? No problem. You want to have a ping pong tournament until 5 30am? No problem. There’s a ‘no dancing after midnight’ law but it makes you feel like Kevin Bacon in Footloose and nobody actually enforces it.

© Yusaku Aoki / Red Bull Content Pool

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Crows

“They perch and swoop everywhere bringing a sense of drama to a low decibel city.”

© Yasuharu Sasaki / Red Bull Content Pool

Chelsea Jade

Chelsea Jade 

Chelsea Jade spent two weeks at the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo. Read about her experiences here

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