TRAVEL
A streaming of Sado Island’s ‘FRACTAL CAMP’
Featuring Terry Riley and Keiji Haino, the art festival was held on Japan’s largest remote island.
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FOOD
Recipe for Japanese-Style Ham Sandwich by Alix Lacloche
The chef revisits the classic French sandwich with the addition of Japanese ingredients such as nori sheets.
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CULTURE
Studio Ghibli’s Delicious Dishes Are More Than Just Details
Food, often inspired by the directors' favourite recipes, is a crucial element in the plot of these animated films.
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TRAVEL
Oze National Park, a Gem for Hikers
Situated 150 km north of Tokyo, this park is home to 200 protected species of flowers and animals including the Japanese black bear.
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CULTURE
‘The Chrysanthemum and the Sword’, Understanding Japan from the United States
The Pentagon called on Ruth Benedict to write this book to deconstruct the Japanese mentality and prepare for its occupation of the country.
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HIGHLIGHTS

ARTS
Deliciously Disturbing
Artist Yumiko Utsu creates unique, surreal compositions and settings that leverage textures and kitsch, combining elements such as raw food and creatures.
FOOD
Nihonshu: Crafting Sake
Nihonshu (the Japanese rice wine we know as sake outside Japan) is characterized by its softness and the very complex aromas it releases.
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Luxury Fit for a King
Nipponia Hotel in Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture is a former castle successfully turned into a comfortable, distinctive accommodation.

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