Yu Suda’s Pop Anachronisms
Enveloped in a magnificent kimono, a stern-looking grandmother eating chips in a well-known hamburger joint. It’s a scene that raises a smile, and yet there is nothing unusual about it.
In a country where anachronisms are commonplace, Yu Suda‘s images have a particular flavour about them which is effortlessly seducing consumers and advertisers alike (Sapporo, Japan Airlines and even Nike, to name a few). By incorporating contemporary logos and symbols into sketches that, at a casual glance, might appear to have come from prints from the Edo period, this artist from Tokyo reminds us, with a smile, of the very real clash between different eras and their values.
WA BI GIN : (An Old) Affair of Passion
The Hombo Shuzo first became known for their shoshu, a Japanese traditional hard liquor. In 1960, the company then started investing in new areas of production: whisky and wine. Having opened a produc
NIHONSHU: Crafting Sake
Nihonshu—sake clear as water—is characterized by its softness and the very complex aromas it releases.
Koinobori Now! The Franco-Japanese Trend that’s in the Air
Spring-like and more colourful than cherry-tree flowers, koinobori dot the Japanese landscape. But what exactly are koinbori? They are in fact wind socks that can be attached to bamboo sticks, created
No Ordinary Business Card
Making one’s way down Harumi Street, away from the luxury department stores and elegant shops of Chuo Avenue towards Tsukiji, in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district, among the narrow alleys behind the Kabu
Léo Berne, Polygamous Photographer
Léo Berne has two loves: Japan, and the magnetic Mathilde Warnier. It is this dual passion which inspires him to produce trivial, fascinating, often sensual images, which he posts on his Instagram acc