CULTURE
Kastori, Japan’s Only Bookshop Specialising in Literature on Red-Light Districts
Fascinated by the culture which emerged in the red-light district in Azuchi-Momoyama period, Watanabe-San decided to create Kastori Publishing.
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ARTS
Shin, Creating Convincing Animated Films with just a few Sketches on Paper and a Smartphone
Armed with a telephone, a few sheets of paper, and an overflowing imagination, Shin, a young Japanese artist sketches a series of surprising illustrations.
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CULTURE
Japanese Artist Haruka Kojin Revisiting Dior’s ‘Lady Dior’ Bag
The iconic bag 'Lady Dior' is revisited with the help of eleven internationally-renowned female artists. One of them is the Japanese artist Haruka Kojin.
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DESIGN
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.
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DESIGN
Created by oysters, cultivated by humans
It was the Mikimoto jewellery house, in the Ise-Shima region of Japan, that discovered for the first time how to grow a cultured pearl.
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FOOD
Whisky on the Red Dot
Close to Kushiro in Hokkaido lies the port town of Akkeshi facing the Pacific Ocean. Some see Akkeshi as the new Holy Land of Japanese whiskey brands.

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