DESIGN
Isamu Noguchi, Pioneer of Social Sculpture
His first retrospective in Europe for 20 years, an exhibition at the Barbican in 2022 traced the Japanese-American sculptor’s entire career.
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FOOD
Recipe for ‘Okayu’ from the Film ‘Princess Mononoke’
This rice soup seasoned with miso is served by a monk to Ashitaka, one of the heroes in Hayao Miyazaki's film.
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DESIGN
Chitose Abe, the Art of Reimagining
The stylist behind the brand Sacai is now involved in various collaborations with the biggest names in fashion.
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CULTURE
Reiko Sudo’s Textile Revolution
This textile design company that calls upon the skills of traditional weavers and dyers is now being celebrated in a book of photographs.
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DESIGN
How Moving Abroad Triggered Jumpei Seki to Start His Own Company
Having worked in fashion for many years, he arrived in France and decided to work for himself, becoming Fashion Improver.
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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.
FOOD
From the Shadows to the Light
Disparaged and ridiculed for most of the 20thcentury, Japanese whisky has captured the palates of whisky lovers worldwide over the last decade.
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The Last Barrels of Tradition
Large wooden vats are necessary for making the traditional nihonshu. Unfortunately, there is only one craft shop in all of Japan still capable.

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