RAMBLE Metropolitan 2024 - The Upcoming Eyewear Exhibition in Tokyo: Exhibition Details and Booth Information at a Glance!


Let's head to Shibuya, Tokyo, and join the RAMBLE METROPOLITAN 2024!

Witness the latest trends from eleven leading eyewear brands worldwide.


Date : April 9th - 11th, 2024

Location : Studio Sola

Media Participation : Boot (Japan Press), SO! Eyewear Studio (Taiwan Press), V Magazine (Japan Press)

This Spring , SO! Eyewear Studio has once again received an invitation to participate in the RAMBLE METROPOLITAN 2024 Eyewear Exhibition in Japan.

Continuing the new format from last year as a place for "information exchanging", the exhibition aims to create a relaxed atmosphere, serving as a gathering place for eyewear enthusiasts and buyers alike! 

Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea, with 11 major eyewear brands, are set to showcase their latest products and brand content together on one stage. Let's dive into the details of the exhibition!


Tokyo, as the capital of Japan, embodies the traditional charm and modern splendor of Japan. Shibuya, in particular, is one of the birthplaces of Japanese pop culture! This time, in this sacred place of Japanese art and culture, we are honored to introduce to our readers a stunning art event - RAMBLE METROPOLITAN 2024 - a gathering of numerous eyewear brands at an exhibition! Let us take you on a journey to explore the beauty of eyewear, delving into the concepts and styles of these brilliant eyewear brands.


RAMBLE METROPOLITAN 2024 brings together several renowned brands from Japan, HK, Taiwan, and Korea. There will be eleven exhibition booths, where brand representatives will provide brand introductions and showcase new products.

Participating brands include Groover Spectacles, XAZTLAN, Masataka Nakajima PROJECT, Accrue, pLAtOy, Filton, TOKIWA, Kabuto, Chums, 22º16-38N, and CRYSTAL.

Organized by Groover Spectacles' founder, Masataka Nakajima, this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the evolution and diversity of handmade eyewear frames. Whether you are a collector of eyewear frames or encountering high-quality frames for the first time, you are sure to find inspiration and surprises here.


At RAMBLE METROPOLITAN 2024 Eyewear Exhibition, eyewear brands from four major countries including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea gathered together, showcasing their exquisitely designed eyewear with unique styles. The event featured avant-garde designers, Japanese handmade eyewear, functional eyewear, and other highly original and artistic eyewear designs. Guests immersed themselves in a relaxed atmosphere, seemingly surrounded by the inspiration of designers and the craftsmanship spirit, entering a realm full of surprises and inspiring exchanges in the world of eyewear.


RAMBLE METROPOLITAN 2024 will open in spring 2024 for a three-day exhibition, located in the vibrant cultural hub of Shibuya!

■ Exhibition Date : April 9th (Tue), 10th (Wed), 11th (Thu)

■ Exhibition Venue : Studio Sola

■ Detailed Address : Jinnan R2F, 1-3-10 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0041, Japan 

(〒150-0041東京都渋谷区神南1丁目3-10 神南ア-ル 2F )



    Distinctive style and personal flair, showcasing unique tastes.

Eyewear that go perfectly with silver accessories! When it comes to Acetate Eyewear, Groover Spectacles is a brand that many are already familiar with. This designer brand, known for its spontaneous and free designs, has risen as a dark horse in recent years, catching the attention of eyewear enthusiasts and readers alike! After meticulous handcrafting by Tokyo artisans, each eyewear frame shines brilliantly in hands, becoming beautiful and cool frames.


Nakashima Masaki, the owner and designer, excels at blending Japanese craftsmanship with American Indian stylein the products. This unique style, characterized by the signature “eagle feather” on the temples, has made Groover Spectacles a leader in showcasing personal taste and characteristics in eyeglasses.


Official Japanese Website | Official Japan Facebook Page Official Japan & Hong Kong FB Page | Official Taiwan Facebook Page | Official Japan Instagram | Official Taiwan Instagram | Official Hong Kong Instagram

  • ■ Accrue

  • Combining trends with lifestyle, interpreting new fashion.

The ACCRUE eyewear design team from South Korea consists of individuals from various fields, including not only eyewear designers but also independent curators, spatial designers, and perfumers. The inspiration for eyewear design comes from movies, literature, art, pop art, and more. Designers use these elements to create eyewear frames.


The concept of ACCRUE eyewear is "WEAR INSPIRED." The design team introduces many different themes each season to give eyewear a variety of styles, allowing wearers to experience different feelings in their daily lives. ACCRUE eyewear incorporates many retro and colorful elements, such as dual-tone gradient lens sunglasses and metal round frames, which have always been popular styles of ACCRUE. With their affordable prices, they are widely loved by modern young people and are often worn by celebrities both on and off screen. 


Official website | Official Facebook page | Official Instagram

  • ■ pLAtOy

  • As eye-catching as pop art, colorful and captivating - eyeglasses designed in Japan and manufactured in Italy!

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An eyewear brand founded by designer Akira Ishiwatari, known for his youthful design and bold color choices, is as striking as pop art. With a professional background working for several well-known eyeglass stores, designer Akira Ishiwatari’s designs stand out from the ordinary. The brand name combines three English words: play, plastic, toy, which sets the tone for the entire brand.


Play, plastic, toy” paints a common scene in households: children playing with plastic toys. This is the old American style that the designer loves, with its resilient plastic feel, vibrant colors, bold designs, and unique lines, all of which outline the atmosphere of life that the designer wants to present to us.


Classic old American style with bright colorsmodern shapes, and playful vitality when applied to eyeglass frames makes them more and more appealing. Introduction

  • ■ Filton

  • Sparkling sparks of art and glasses create the character and romance of the work.

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The avant-garde Japanese eyewear brand Filton, which debuted in 2021, is the proprietary brand of "eyewear artist" Takuya Tanabe. Filton eyewear exudes a rich French flair, resonating with a romantic atmosphere full of artistic character.


Among them, the most widely recognized Filton splatter-style frames are hand-sprayed by the designer himself. Whether in craftsmanship or aesthetic style, they emit a distinctive brilliance, imbuing the brand's eyewear with a romantic and striking beauty. Within just six months, Filton has become popular in Japanese communities and has been invited to over 30 eyewear stores domestically. Filton's unique "romantic spirit" has also spread worldwide through the internet.


Filton allows us to perceive abstract emotions through our eyes. Serving as a carrier, eyeglasses employ colorful and splendid artistic designs to materialize the palpitations and sensibilities in people's hearts, crafting beautiful Filton eyewear that will be cherished forever. 

Official Japanese Website | Official Taiwan Facebook Page | Official Japanese Instagram | Official Taiwan Instagram

  • ■ TOKIWA

  • The heritage of a 70-year-old local eyewear workshop in Sabae, Japan, passes on the torch.


Founded in 1915 in Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, the "Uede Eyewear Company" has accumulated rich experience in producing eyewear through years of receiving various commissions. Leveraging the continuous efforts of craftsmen in crafting eyewear, the company has built a reputation for trustworthy quality and professional expertise. As a local enterprise in Sabae, the company considers the preservation of eyewear history as its core mission and works collaboratively with the times to cultivate a new generation of artisans.


Uede Eyewear, from the first generation dedicated to eyewear manufacturing to the second generation establishing know-how in frame production within the workshop, and now entering its 70th year of family entrepreneurship in 2021, officially launched its original brand "TOKIWA made" under the leadership of the third generation.


The name "TOKIWA" is derived from the founder of Uede Eyewear, "Uede Tokiwa," commemorating the origin of the family business and symbolizing the continuation of the family legacy.

As a meaningful symbol of the Uede family, TOKIWA made eyewear adopts the production year as the model name. With a focus on pure titanium metal and composite materials, the eyewear features clean and refined lines and delicate carvings, presenting a refreshing and lightweight beauty. It showcases the accumulated expertise in eyewear craftsmanship through its eyewear creations. 

Official Japanese website | Official Japanese Facebook | Official Japanese Instagram


Sports Performance Sunglasses

OGK Kabuto is a Japanese company known for producing safety helmets and cycling eyewear. The name “Kabuto” is derived from the traditional Japanese armor used by ancient samurai warriors. It later became a part of the attire worn by warriors and their guards in feudal Japan.

Their latest release features “Crystal Clear” frame color options, made from the highly flexible resin “TR90 (Amidon®)”, ensuring lightweight frames. These sunglasses come with a wide, curved lens design, providing not only a broad field of vision but also lens curvature tailored to the facial features of Asian individuals, ensuring exceptional fit and comfort. 

[Introduction] Official Website | Official Facebook | Official Instagram


  • ■ Chums

  • An outdoor equipment brand with eyewear straps, protective cases, and foldable sunglasses

The camping brand Chums from the United States has also joined in this exhibition! Vibrant colors declare the brand’s strong American style. This time, with outdoor eyeglasses and eyewear straps in tow, Chums aims to present the highest harmony of outdoor eyeglasses and accessories colors!

Colorful sunglasses brighten the mood for travel, while low-key amber sunglasses blend in with nature. With numerous choices, it’s a feast for all outdoor enthusiasts as essential travel accessories.

Cute eyewear straps, besides being highly mobile, become a bonus accessory on your outfit!

  • ■ 22º16-38N

  • Hailing from Hong Kong, fun and quirky, redefining your perception of eyewear

Recyclable eco-friendly eyeglasses, not only eco-conscious but also carrying a grand vision: eyewear with a futuristic feel, interpreting eyeglass aesthetics in a bold and avant-garde style! 22° Eyewear (22°16-38N Eyewear) is an eyewear brand from Hong Kong, founded by artist Pazo Ho in 2019. With recycling and sustainability at its core and a philosophy rooted in original aesthetics, it considers the texture and wear and tear effects on materials as part of aesthetics. These elements are incorporated into eyeglass design, creating highly recyclable eyeglasses.


The name 22°16-38N represents the latitude and longitude coordinates of Hong Kong (from the New Territories to Hong Kong Island), depicting the silhouette of Hong Kong through the brand’s image: fun, bustling, in such a crowded and vibrant place, there is such an eyewear brand. Each handmade pair of eyeglasses has undergone extensive research and experimentation in terms of materials and craftsmanship, resulting in unique textures and distinctive shapes for the eyeglasses. This has made 22° Eyewear a highly recognizable original eyeglass brand from Hong Kong. 

Hong Kong Official Website | Hong Kong Fan Page | Hong Kong IG | Introduction


  • ■ Crystal

  • M.I.T! Enhanced sunglasses from Taiwan, growing and becoming international with its exclusive technology

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The philosophy of Crystal is “dedicated to providing users with a good visual experience”.

Made in Taiwan, Crystal enhanced sunglasses with exclusive RGB425TM technology to provide visitors a better journey under the sun.

The meaning of travel is to encounter more beautiful scenery.

Crystal protects travelers from the harm under the sun to their eyes, accompanying them as they explore cities or villages and discover the beauty of nature. 


Crystal uses “enhancement technology” and “glass polarized lenses”, which can effectively eliminate most glare and improve clarity. The enhanced sunglasses have following features:

✔︎ Depth Perception UP!

✔︎ Clarity UP!

✔︎ Scratch Resistance UP!

✔︎ Comfort UP!


✔︎ Enhance color contrast

✔︎ Improve object depth perception

✔︎ Achieve 99.5% polarization

✔︎ Eliminate glaring reflections

To provide users with the best visual experience, we use the highest-grade optical glass lenses.

Glass lenses, well-known for their scratch resistance and high clarity, are not mainstream in today’s market mechanisms. However, Crystal has not abandoned this technology but continues to develop and improve it in collaboration with lens manufacturers. Glass lenses themselves have excellent scratch resistance, allowing sunglasses to withstand wind and sand without scratching. They also have a permanent water-repellent treatment, making sunglasses easy to clean and durable.

Official website | Taiwan official Facebook


  • Stylish sports functional eyewear with avant-garde design.

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The brand name XAZTLAN is inspired by name of the legendary continent “AZTLAN”, as passed down through the oral tradition of Native Americans. It aims to show its passion for fashion trends, much like the curiosity of the indigenous people for unknown territories, by creating a series of vibrant and innovative concept sunglasses.


The founder of XAZTLAN, Mr. Masataka Nakajima, also the founder of Groover Spectacles, always dreamed of establishing a sports performance sunglasses brand. However, this dream seemed far-fetched.


In 2018, he traveled extensively throughout North America, engaging in direct sales and promoting his own eyewear brand “GROOVER”. The conservative eyewear market in the United States wasn’t particularly welcoming to outsiders. Mr. Nakajima made multiple attempts, traveling from Vancouver in Canada along the west coast to Los Angeles, and from Toronto in the east to New York, all in pursuit of sales, but the results were less than ideal.


During his time in Los Angeles, he had brief exchanges with staff who had worked for the world’s largest sports performance eyewear manufacturer. These interactions provided some solace when his sales efforts in North America seemed futile. Several months later, he returned to the United States with a draft of the XAZTLAN project proposal and organizational structure. Eventually, Mr. Nakajima reached a cooperation agreement with an American partner. While GROOVER didn’t succeed in making its mark, XAZTLAN emerged as a result of these efforts. 

Official website | Hong Kong Official Facebook

  • ■ Masataka Nakajima PROJECT

  • Coming soon! New brand from Masataka Nakajima, founder of Groover Spectacles. Stay tuned!


Whether you're seeking new eyewear products or looking to delve into the mysteries of frames, the RAMBLE METROPOLITAN 2024 eyewear event will provide you with an opportunity to deeply explore various eyewear brands. Seize this rare opportunity to visit Studio Sola and discover the diverse styles of frames.

During the event, Ramble's online streaming team will also connect with readers to jointly explore this surprising and beautiful world. Stay tuned!

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