Nomads: Kei Kuwabara
Kei Kuwabara is not an ordinary man. He is a lover of running and an owner of “Run boys! Run girls!” in Bakuro-cho, Tokyo.
Two designers are bringing design to green tea, changing the way it’s steeped as well as the way it’s perceived, bringing out the best flavors and colors.
Paris, Tokyo: Pierre Sabas with Renault Captur
This is Episode 2 of a special edition of the Paris, Tokyo series, produced in collaboration with Renault.
Paris, Hokkaido: Tomoyuki Takao
The Paris, Tokyo special edition, Paris, Hokkaido, focuses on Tomoyuki Takao, the owner and chef of the Italian restaurant TAKAO in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
Paris, Tokyo: Pierre Sabas with Renault Clio
This special edition of the Paris, Tokyo series was produced in collaboration with Renault. The focus, over two episodes, is the work of the company’s exterior designer, Pierre Sabas.
Paris, Tokyo: Nobuyuki Nakajima
In the last episode in the series Paris, Tokyo, we meet pianist, arranger and composer Nobuyuki Nakajima, who now works in Paris with singer Jane Birkin.
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.
Colour Photos of Yakuza Tattoos from the Meiji Period
19th-century photographs have captured the usually hidden tattoos that covered the bodies of the members of Japanese organised crime gangs.
Hayao Miyazaki, the Man Who Adored Women
The renowned director places strong female characters at the heart of his work, characters who defy the clichés rife in animated films.
The Tattoos that Marked the Criminals of the Edo Period
Traditional tattoos were strong signifiers; murderers had head tattoos, while theft might result in an arm tattoo.
Five G Music Technology: Tokyo’s Analog Synth Emporium
Based in Harajuku, this internationally renown retailer for vintage electronic instruments is a mainstay for Japan’s synth culture.
Recipe for Ichiraku Ramen from ‘Naruto’ by Danielle Baghernejad
Taken from the popular manga with the character of the same name who loves ramen, this dish is named after the hero's favourite restaurant.