Following the Traces of the Seventy-five Years of the Genius of Photography
Araki: The Photo Devil #01
‘The Ukiyo-e artist Kawanabe Kyosai called himself the Demon of Painting, you know. I’m more the Photo Devil’—Nobuyoshi Araki. Araki starts his day early, photographing the sky from his veranda. He then shoots a picture of his breakfast. Next, he moves to his bedroom and uses a brush to write the names and title lettering for a solo exhibition. After going to a Tokyo studio for an afternoon photo shoot with models, he meets with curators and members from the media in the evening. Over the weekend, Araki disappears into his home to shoot still-life. For him, these days aren’t days of rest. Some of his photos repulse, and yet some inspire through their imaginative beauty. The power of Araki’s work lies in the contrasts of life and death, tranquility and chaos, madness and humor—his controversial style scorches the eyes and finds purchase in one’s memory to last a lifetime.
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.
The Beauty of Everyday Japanese Life, Seen Through the Eyes of Shin Noguchi
Photographer Shin Noguchi has been wandering the streets of Kamakura and Tokyo since 2010. His photos are a summary of the subtleties of the ordinary.
The Four Leaves Villa, The House That Mirrors Nature
Located in the heart of the Karuizawa forest in Japan, the Four Leaves Villa, designed by architecture studio Kias, blends into the landscape.
The Story of Sada Yacco, the Japanese Geisha who Bewitched Europe
Born into a wealthy family in 1871 and a descendant of a family of samurai, Sada Yacco (Sadayakko) owed her dazzling career to a stroke of bad luck.
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.