CULTURE
Cibo Matto’s Trip-Hop Alchemy
As one of the most beloved band of the late 90s, the Japanese duo from New York collaged genres into a one-of-a-kind avant-pop feast.
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ARTS
Pierre Soulages, a Passion for Japan
Since his first visit to Japan in 1958, the French painter has forged close links with the country and received its most prestigious awards.
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FOOD
Recipe for Chocolate Miso Babka
This brioche bread originally from Poland is made more indulgent thanks to the addition of miso, which gives it a caramelised flavour.
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FOOD
Em, Shaking up Japanese Gastronomy with Surprising Flavours
This restaurant in Mexico innovates by adding local ingredients to traditional dishes, like in its cactus 'dashi'.
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FOOD
Paris, Tokyo: Robert Compagnon
With his co-chef and talented wife, Jessica Yang, Robert Compagnon opened one of the top new restaurants in Paris: Le Rigmarole.
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ARTS
Encounter Contemporary Art on the Streets of Okayama Whilst Enjoying the History and Culture of the City
A contemporary art project known as A&C (Art & City) is being held for a one-year period in Okayama City, with contemporary works of art displayed for free.
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.
TRAVEL
‘guntû’, a Small Ryokan Afloat in the Seto Inland Sea.
Cruise the Seto Inland Sea in Japan with its countless islands aboard the guntû, a floating luxury ryokan of just nineteen rooms.

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