CULTURE
‘Junk Head’, Humanity in Danger
In this stop-motion animated film by Takahide Hori, humans are forced to confront clones in order to avoid becoming extinct.
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CULTURE
Kitaro, Exponent of the New Age
This wizard of synthesisers and Grammy and Golden Globe winner has released albums that have become classics of this music genre.
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CULTURE
‘Tokyo City Guide’, the Japanese Capital Seen Through the Eyes of Louis Vuitton
The reader is immersed in the enormity of a chameleon city, from contemporary architecture to the ancient art of the Asakusa district.
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ARTS
‘Yopparai Tengoku’, Drunkards’ Heaven
Kenji Kawamoto travelled around Tokyo to photograph these ‘salarymen’ asleep in the city following a night of heavy drinking.
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CULTURE
How Lily Deakin Rediscovered the Carefree Spirit of Childhood Through Pole Dancing
Despite the hypersexualised clichés that surround it, this discipline that breeds physical strength and self-confidence is growing in Japan.
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TRAVEL
Encounter Contemporary Art at Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya
At the southern foot of Mt. Nasu in Nikko National Park, contemporary art decorates an historic inn as well as the hot springs themselves.
ARTS
Yusuke Yamatani: Illuminating the Darkness
After his acclaimed first album, Tsugi no Yoru e, photographer Yusuke Yamatani releases Into the Light, in which he takes an experimental approach.
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.

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