The neon sign master Hidenobu Takahashi became enchanted with neon signs in New York and is now the man who crafts many of Tokyo’s glowing message boards.
The Music Behind the Music
In Japan, masters craft the treasured guitars of legendary musicians such as Paul McCartney, Graham Nash, and the God of Guitar himself, Carlos Santana.
Paris, Tokyo: Nobuyuki Nakajima
In the last episode in the series Paris, Tokyo, we meet pianist, arranger and composer Nobuyuki Nakajima, who now works in Paris with singer Jane Birkin.
Paris, Tokyo: Ryuji Teshima
In this new episode of Paris, Tokyo, meet Michelin-starred chef Ryuji Teshima, also known as Teshi. His restaurant, 'Pages', opened in Paris in 2014.
Paris, Tokyo: Emmanuelle Moureaux
In this new episode of Paris, Tokyo, we meet Emmanuelle Moureaux. This French architect and designer has been living and working in Tokyo for twenty years.
Paris, Tokyo: Dominique Bouchet
In this episode of ‘Paris, Tokyo’, celebrated chef Dominique Bouchet talks about the love for Japan that he has harboured for several decades now.
A Sailing Tradition
For several centuries, Anori Puppet Play has been performed at Anori Shrine, which stands on Cape Anori within Shima City, Mie Prefecture.
Paris, Tokyo: Gildas and Masaya – MAISON KITSUNÉ
Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki invite us inside Maison Kitsuné, a fashion / music / coffee house, marrying Japanese precision with Parisian exuberance.
Paris, Kyoto: Kohei Nawa
The Japanese sculptor Kohei Nawa talks us about his monumental work Throne currently displayed under the Pyramid of the Musée du Louvre in Paris.
The Portrait of an Island: BULL SUMO
Among the Amami Islands of Kagoshima Prefecture is an island with a long history of bullfighting that’s expected to become a world heritage site.
The Four Leaves Villa, The House That Mirrors Nature
Located in the heart of the Karuizawa forest in Japan, the Four Leaves Villa, designed by architecture studio Kias, blends into the landscape.
Pinku Eiga, the World of Erotic and Engaged Japanese Cinema
Pinku eiga (pink films), is a film genre that combines eroticism and violence and implicitly dissects the idiosyncrasies of Japanese society.
The Foundation Connecting Us to the Origins of Humankind
The Enoura observatory built by the architect Hiroshi Sugimoto was conceived of to highlight the unique light of the equinoxes and the solstices.
Hiroshi Nagai's Sun-Drenched Pop Paintings Pay Homage to California
Hiroshi Nagai, Japan's answer to David Hockney, has the gift of transporting viewers to the west coast of America as it was in the 1950s.
Zoetrope, the Temple of Japanese Bourbon
The only independent bar in the megalopolis which is dedicated purely to Japanese whisky, without a single drop of Scottish or other European varieties.