words // Nick DePaula

No matter what year it is or what region of the globe you're in, we've learned that there's never a bad time to celebrate the legendary Air Jordan series.

Earlier this summer in Japan, an exhibit simply dubbed "Only Jordan" was on display at Atmos, showcasing some recent gems that the brand has released, along with a collection of rare and obscure original samples.

With several original Jordan 1s, in both men's and kid's sizes, serving as the starting point for the roman numeral journey, the display also featured insanely rare samples like the Jordan X PEs made for Penny Hardaway and Harold Miner, Derek Anderson's Concord XI Lows, a USA flag stitched DMP VI and even a seamless full grain leather Jordan X. 

Check out the display ahead.