Japangeles is a streetwear brand blending Japanese (日本) culture and Los Angeles lifestyle. Founded in 2010 by Roy Kuroyanagi, Japangeles started out as a kiosk which was named "the Pod" in the middle of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. In 2017, a brick-and-mortar store in the same plaza opened its doors. Japangeles is a community-based brand rooted in the thriving Little Tokyo community, one of the few last standing Japan towns in the U.S.
"No online shop"
Japangeles does not have an online shop. The brand wants to encourage people to visit Little Tokyo, Los Angeles and be a part of the community- to eat the food, meet the people, see the clothes in person, and overall engage in the culture and history that is Little Tokyo. Japangeles apparel is available for purchase at the Japangeles store or at online pop-ups that happen a few times a year.