Archival Update: Yaplog

Japanese blogging platform Yaplog will be closing in January of 2020. In preparation for this, we have archived some of the Japanese Fashion company blogs hosted on Yaplogs.

Archives of select blogs will be made available here. Please note that we are prioritizing capturing data over uploading it, as both take time and bandwidth. We will upload some as we continue to capture blogs, but the majority will not be available until early 2020. Just zipping some of the larger blogs can take hours. This is a major WIP. Most data is not yet available.

There were two methods used to archive blogs. Initially, we used httrack, which downloaded every file related to the blog and saved everything in the original file structure. This did not work for some of the largest blogs. There are multiple ways to browse these, since the monthly and other indexes were recorded. However, the easiest way to browse is to go to the archive folder which has each post as it’s own html file that you can open in your web browser. Here is how to get there for https://yaplog.jp/ap-kyoto/

  1. Unzip the archive
  2. Open the yaplog.jp folder
  3. Open the folder with the blog name, in this case, it’s ap-kyoto
  4. Open the archive folder
  5. The lowest number post (frequently 1.html) is the oldest post that was still live on the blog, and the highest number is the newest post. In this case it’s 555.html.

We switched near the end to using a custom PHP script. Blogs downloaded using the PHP script were downloaded in a much more pared down format. We saved all the posts (as far as we know) as html, and we saved the photos in the posts. We captured some, but not all, of the other graphics. So things like decorative emoji, decorative animated gifs, background images, etc, which were purely decorative have been skipped in some cases to speed up the archival process.

All active blogs will have their final posts captured using the PHP method.

Angelic Pretty

https://yaplog.jp/ap-fukuoka/
(<4675 posts)
HtTrack Method – Pending Zip

https://yaplog.jp/ap-hiroshima/
(<9482 posts)
HtTrack Method – Pending Zip

https://yaplog.jp/ap-kanazawa/
(<6100 posts)
HtTrack Method – Pending Zip

https://yaplog.jp/ap-kyoto/
(<555 posts)
HtTrack Method – Pending Zip

https://yaplog.jp/ap-nagoya/
(<3090 posts)
HtTrack Method – Pending Zip

https://yaplog.jp/ap-okayama/
(<2271 posts)
HtTrack Method – Pending Zip

https://yaplog.jp/ap-osaka/
(<2733 posts)
HtTrack Method – Pending Zip

https://yaplog.jp/ap-sendai/
____ – End Of Yaplog Services (<8666 posts)
PHP Method – Actively updating, will post when blog closes

https://yaplog.jp/ap-shinjuku/
(<7321 posts)
HtTrack Method – Pending Zip

Angelic Pretty Tokyo
https://yaplog.jp/ap-tokyo/
January 2007 – End Of Yaplog Services (<13375 posts)
2007 PHP Method [4.66MB]
2008 PHP Method – Pending Zip
2009 PHP Method – Pending Zip
2010 PHP Method – Pending Zip
2011 PHP Method – Pending Zip
2012 PHP Method – Pending Zip
2013 PHP Method – Pending Zip
2014 PHP Method – Pending Zip
2015 PHP Method – Pending Zip
2016 PHP Method – Pending Zip
2017 PHP Method – Pending Zip
2018 PHP Method – Pending Zip
2019 PHP Method – Pending Zip
2020 PHP Method – Actively updating, will post when blog closes
This blog is so large that I am breaking it up by year so it’s manageable to work with.


https://yaplog.jp/ap-utsunomiya/
(<4603 posts)
HtTrack Method – Pending Zip

https://yaplog.jp/yokohama-ap/

Maki and Asuka (Designer’s Blog)
https://yaplog.jp/maki-and-asuka/
November 2008 – December 2009 (<81 posts)
PHP Method (.zip) [5,283 KB]

Atelier Pierrot

Atelier Pierrot Utsunomiya
https://yaplog.jp/a-pierrot-u/
May 29, 2009 – September 25, 2010 (<480 posts)
HtTrack Method (.zip) [113,105 KB]

Atelier Pierrot Osaka
https://yaplog.jp/a-pierrot-o/
December 5, 2008 – October 16, 2019 (<3966 posts)
HtTrack Method – Pending Zip

October 16, 2019 – End Of Yaplog Services
PHP Method – Pending

Atelier Pierrot Tokyo
https://yaplog.jp/a-pierrot-t/
December 5, 2008 – December 16, 2015 (< 677 posts)
HtTrack Method – Pending Zip

Baby The Stars Shine Bright /
Alice and the Pirates

Alice and the Pirates
https://yaplog.jp/ap-harajyuku/ (<621 posts)
HtTrack Method (.zip) [478,311 KB] – Pending

Baby Nagoya
https://yaplog.jp/baby_nagoya/
March 22, 2010 – June 21, 2019 (<2374 posts)
HtTrack Method (.zip) [493,515 KB] – Pending Upload

https://yaplog.jp/baby_kumamoto/
https://yaplog.jp/baby_sendai/
https://yaplog.jp/baby_shizuoka/
https://yaplog.jp/baby_takasaki/
https://yaplog.jp/baby_yokohama/
https://yaplog.jp/baby-kanazawa/
https://yaplog.jp/baby-naha/
https://yaplog.jp/baby-okayama/
https://yaplog.jp/baby-pink-baby/
https://yaplog.jp/babykyoto/
https://yaplog.jp/babymatsuyama/

Dangerous Nude

https://yaplog.jp/dangerousnude/

Heart-E

https://yaplog.jp/he-nagoya/
https://yaplog.jp/he-webshop/
https://yaplog.jp/heart-e/
https://yaplog.jp/hearte_k/

Indie Brands

Belle des Poupee
https://yaplog.jp/bell_de_poupee/

Girl’s World / Shōjo Sekai
https://yaplog.jp/syoujyosekai/

Princess Doll’s Designer Aya
https://yaplog.jp/pd_aya/
October 18, 2005 – September 03, 2011 (<463 posts)
PHP Method

Shortcake Poodle
https://yaplog.jp/scake-poodle/
December 01, 2009 – April 10, 2016 (<203 posts)
PHP Method

Yoh (Artist)
https://yaplog.jp/kakumei-zenya

Select Shops / Other

Bitch Gold Label
https://yaplog.jp/bitch-tencho/

Carina e Arlequin Utsunomiya
This later became Angelic Pretty Utsunomiya
https://yaplog.jp/cea-utsunomiya

Flasco
https://yaplog.jp/f_l_a_s_c_o/

Lolii
https://yaplog.jp/lolii2010/

Lolita & Girly Blog (Kind of Like Lolita Updates)
https://yaplog.jp/lolitadazo/

Kera Shop Kobe
https://yaplog.jp/kera_kobe/

Usagiyohinten
https://yaplog.jp/usagiyohinten/

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