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The Republic of Japanifornia Square

Population: 168M人

Japanifornia Area

Area

  • 26,074,375,186,985 meters2
  • 280,662.238.248,685 feet2
  • 6,443,118,414.92 acres
  • 10,067,372.554 miles2
  • 26,074,375.187 km2

Perimeter

  • 22,100,762 meters
  • 72,509,064 feet
  • 13,732.777 miles
  • 22,100.762 km

About Us

The Republic of Japanifornia

Citizens of the Pacific unite!

Japanifornia is a ゴールデンstate of mind. We span the sphere from San Diego to Sapporo, from the Ryukyu Kingdom (琉球國) to Pyramid Point, California—including The Kingdom of Hawaii to the South.

Online we rep the following hashtags:

We produce slogan t-shirts, stickers and hats inspired by Japanese culture, California skate and surf, Nikkei history, and the Japanese diaspora in all the cities around the world. We call our Nikkei Street style #NikkeiAF.

All of our designs are hybrids from around the Pacific. We include elements from the twin #hāfu motherlands of Honolulu Hawaii and Okinawa, Japan. As well as the street culture in Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo and Sendai.

Our California hotspots are Japantown, San Francisco, the Sawtelle District in West Los Angeles, Little Tokyo in DTLA; a little slice of Las Vegas, and emissaries in NYC.

Japanifornia Monogatari (ジャパンイフォルニア物語)

Founded on the first day of the Seiwa Era, Japanifornia is a project dreamed up by Prime Minister Saren the おおじand The Secretary of State, Genji the Grom. Saren’s does the digital stuff late at night after work, and Genji is a tastemaker who contributes after his Saturday School homework is done.

Saren is half Japanese, and half from Ohio, born in the Midwest and raised in Baltimore. He attended Sarah Lawrence College outside of New York City. Genji is 75% Japanese and a quarter American, born in San Francisco, California and raised in Orange County. His Mama (Wifey) is 100% Japanese from Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan.

When we’re not at our day-jobs or school you can find us surfing at Huntington Beach or San Onofre; skating at Volcom Costa Mesa or Van’s Huntington Beach; or Hypebeast shopping in Sawtelle West LA or Japantown in DTLA.

Manifesto (マニフェスト)

We are here to empower hāfu and quapas; to spread the goodness of both Japanese and Californian multi-culture; and to help artist and creative people find a way to express themselves beyond the ordinary. Let’s collaborate! Find us on Instagram.

Our Favorite Things (お気に入り)

Genji likes getting cracked with his brothers from another mother in Fortnite; surfing his 21-liter board in HB, street skating DTOC, or watching Hypebeasts and Super Cars on Tic-Tok.

Saren is into 70s dystopian science fiction, Golden Age of East Coast Hip Hop ’88-’92, 70s Japan Pinky Violence films, and rewatching Akira Kurasawa’s Seven Samurai.

Together they’ve seen all the new Godzillas, all the Mad Max, and all the Star Wars movies in the theater.

Write us and tell us what you think about everything and anything.

Who We Are

At Your Service

ジャパたち

Living la vida クレージー.

Saren profile picture

Saren

Prime Minster
Saren the おおじ. ()
Genji profile picture

Genji

Secretary of State
Genji the Grom

What We Make

Biggest Ideas

Latest Projects

Our collections and collaborations

Here are some of the collections that we’ve been working on during the last few months. We would love to collaborate with you if you have similar ideas. Let us know how we can work together.