ARTS
Tetsuya Chihara, the Aesthetic of Words
The artistic director, a key figure in Japanese advertising design, opened the doors to his colourful office that acts as his inspiration.
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CULTURE
Gazing at the Moon During ‘O-tsukimi’
Around the time of the autumn equinox, Japanese people come together to celebrate ‘o-tsukimi’, the moon-viewing festival.
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CULTURE
Traces of Samurai, from Engravings to Pop Culture
‘Samurai History and Culture: From the Age of Musashi to Contemporary Pop Culture’ traces the history of Japanese warriors and their heritage.
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CULTURE
‘The Moon Has Risen’, Post-War Sisterhood
Behind its romantic appearance, this film by Kinuyo Tanaka examines the place of women in post-war Japanese society.
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FOOD
Everything There Is to Know About Tea
In ‘Tea: It's Not Rocket Science’, Yasu Kakegawa offers tips and analysis to deepen readers' knowledge of this hugely popular drink in Japan.
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DESIGN
LOVE2 HOUSE, Achieving Rich Living in Small Houses
After living in Tokyo for 10 years and relocating his office to Tokyo, architect Hosaka planned his second home, LOVE2 HOUSE.
DESIGN
The Fighter Jet-Shaped Mazda RX500 in the Words of its Original Designer
The Mazda RX500 was not a mere show car, but a prototype vehicle, developed as the successor to [the Mazda] Cosmo Sports.
FOOD
Enjoy a Cup of Finely-brewed, Karuizawa-created Coffee on a Comfortable Terrace
Karuizawa has the only bookstore-cum-café in the Maruyama Coffee network. The book selection includes tomes on art, outdoors, and Karuizawa-related works.

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