The Queen of Hokkaido
In 2016, a whiskey distillery began operations at Akkeshi, one of Hokkaido’s coastal seaport towns facing the Pacific Ocean.
The neon sign master Hidenobu Takahashi became enchanted with neon signs in New York and is now the man who crafts many of Tokyo’s glowing message boards.
Paris, Tokyo: Ryuji Teshima
In this new episode of Paris, Tokyo, meet Michelin-starred chef Ryuji Teshima, also known as Teshi. His restaurant, 'Pages', opened in Paris in 2014.
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.
Paris, Tokyo: Dominique Bouchet
In this episode of ‘Paris, Tokyo’, celebrated chef Dominique Bouchet talks about the love for Japan that he has harboured for several decades now.
A Sailing Tradition
For several centuries, Anori Puppet Play has been performed at Anori Shrine, which stands on Cape Anori within Shima City, Mie Prefecture.
Paris, Tokyo: Gildas and Masaya – MAISON KITSUNÉ
Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki invite us inside Maison Kitsuné, a fashion / music / coffee house, marrying Japanese precision with Parisian exuberance.
Paris, Kyoto: Kohei Nawa
The Japanese sculptor Kohei Nawa talks us about his monumental work Throne currently displayed under the Pyramid of the Musée du Louvre in Paris.
The Portrait of an Island: BULL SUMO
Among the Amami Islands of Kagoshima Prefecture is an island with a long history of bullfighting that’s expected to become a world heritage site.
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.
Tendo Mokko: Furniture to Hand Down from Generation to Generation
Japanese brand Tendo Mokko has been producing plywood furniture for almost eight decades, and collectors are still eagerly snapping up the company’s creations.
Kabuki Prints Soon to be Displayed at the British Museum
Kabuki, the traditional Japanese epic form of theatre which enjoyed its heyday from the 1600s to 1800s, is centred on male plays.
'Weaving Shibusa', the Documentary which Proves that the Best Denim Comes from Japan
Levi’s jeans may be known worldwide, but the documentary Weaving Shibusa proves that they are not the best in terms of quality – far from it, in fact.
Seigaiha, the Wave Motif Inspiring Contemporary French Fashion
The Seigaiha wave is an ancestral Japanese motif which first appeared in the 6th century. Seigaiha literally means 'blue sea and waves'.
The Vision of Toshiyuki Inoko, a Founder of teamLab
What exactly is teamLab, known as an art collective? To find out, we interviewed its founder and chief representative, Toshiyuki Inoko.