Tokyo Model Agency



2015 Jun 25

The acclaimed Tokyo-based artist Hikaru Cho body paints models from Acqua Models. The result is floating and multi-faced heads intergrated with technological interfaces. The first word that comes to mind is "Wow"


2015 Jun 24
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Happy Birthday Will!! There was a birthday party for Will at the Acqua Models and Wilhelmina Japan office today. The festivities were complete with cake, bow-tie and party hats! Yay!!

Models: Will G,
2015 Jun 23

Reina, from Acqua Model Agency, is a regular on the youtube channel Deep in Japan which is one of the shows presented by Yummy Japan. Yummy Japan introduces and talks about delicious food such as Washoku, traditional Japanese food which has been registered on the Intangilble Cultural Heritage List. In this video she puts out a challenge for a drinking contest to everyone with the potatoe liquor Shochu. A big challenge that she seems to be up for. One more round please!

Yummy Japan

Models: Reina I,
2015 Jun 22

Acqua Models' Bob W appears in the HARE french style summer clothing catalog. He is looking stylish and cool and ready for summer. 

HARE Summer Clothes Catalog

Models: Bob W,
2015 Jun 20
About Wilhelmina Japan
Acqua Models is working together with Wilhelmina Japan, a global powerhouse of modeling. We will talk a bit about Wilhelmina Japan.
Wilhelmina Japan is a Tokyo Office of Wilhelmina Models, one of the largest model agencies in the world. Wilhelmina Cooper, 60s’ super model, established the agency in 1967. She is known for being on a cover of Vogue US 28 times, more than anybody in history. As a agency owner, she is known for discovering Gia Carange, a protagonist of an Angelina Jolie movie Gia. 
In 2014, Wilhelmina established Wilhelmina Japan as its Tokyo office, currently managing fashion models and artists, including photographer, cameraman, stylist, hair/make up artist, and hair stylist. In addition, Wilhelmina Japan manages special makeup artist, designer, celebrity, and such. Wilhelmina Japan’s models and artists are on magazines, editorials, fashion shows, catalogs, TV, CM, and more. We work with clients from all over Japan. 
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2015 Jun 18

Acqua Models' Edison appears as the somewhat clumsy university professor climbing the stairs as his handfull of documents slip from his hand and fly in the wind. This is comical and clever commercial and Edison does a great job at being naturally clumsy. 

Reebok Easy Tone CM

Models: Edison G,
2015 Jun 17
Every year around 330,000 people show very well dressed for the Emirates Melbourne Cup in Australia. Hats are a big part of female spectators' wardrobes and in order to to promote this fashion awareness a hat making event was held at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo. For this event the Melbourne Cup's18th Gold Trophy was brought to Japan for the first time. 
With 154 years of history the Melbourne cup is awash with color and and amazing hats worn by fashion as celebrities such as Naomi Cambell, Jessica Sarah Parker, and Nicole Kidman. To commemorate this event and promote fashion awareness a Millinery Workshop was held by the hat maker specialist Kim Fletcher. Acqua Models' Amina and Sumie were there to model in the hats made by the participants. 
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2015 Jun 16

Acqua Models is a freelance international model agency located in Tokyo’s Minami-Aoyama area. Our experienced staff provide total management service to our wide range of clients. Our models include kids, teens, adults and seniors, as well as character models, and more.  We manage them for appearances in various media including magazines, TV shows, commercials, events, movies and narration work.

We coordinate service of cameramen, photographers, stylists, hair/makeup artists and production services. For international clients, we provide translation services and fully English service by a native English speakers. We help our international clients with all aspects of their projects. 

We send our models not just Tokyo but distant locations, such as Osaka, Nagoya, Sendai, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku island.

2015 Jun 16

Acqua Models' Noemie, a French half-Japanese model, appeared in the Ichi Antiques edition of the Kinfolk Book in Book Magazine. 

The photography and styling were done by the Cameraman Naoto Hayasaka and the Stylist Masahiro Hiramatsu, both of whom are currently managed by Wilhelmina Japan. 

By coincidence, just as we were thinking to write up this article and picked up the magazine, we realized the cameraman, Naoto Hayasaka,  who did the photography for this shoot was stopping by our office and talking on the phone with some clients in France. 






2015 Jun 12
Acqua Models' narrator Stuart narrated this promotion video about virtual reality and tele-existence. This video was made for an academic conference in Portugal. The project was headed by Susumu Tachi who a professor of the Graduate School of Media Design at Keio University and Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo. This video talks about the research concerning tele-existence since 1980 until 2012. 
Models: Stuart O,