George Hendrik Breitner’s Japanese-style Paintings
Fascinated by Japan and collector of Japanese prints, the Dutch painter and photographer George Hendrik Breitner created a series of 14 paintings depicting great serenity entitled ‘Young girls in kimono’.
The artist began in 1893, having discovered a series of Japanese prints at an exhibition in The Hague. He had the idea to photograph the model Geesje Kwak, a 16-year-old girl, posing in a red, white and blue kimono. These photographs gave way to colorful paintings depicting a half-sleeping woman on a bed, dressed only in a kimono. Alongside this Japanese theme, George Hendrik Breitner overlays his iconic impressionist style.
Hakone Honbako, Japan's Book Hotel
Hotel Hakone Honbako, the 'book hotel', is equipped with wall to wall bookshelves full to the rafters. Relaxation and reading are at the top of the agenda.
In Tokyo, a Former Rice Shop Transformed Into a Creative Space
A former rice shop, renamed Almost Perfect by its new owners, serves as a den for artists and creatives from overseas who are passing through Tokyo.
218 Years After his Death, Painter Ito Jakuchu on Show in Paris for the First Time
You can see in Paris for the first time the hanging scrolls which Japanese painter Jakuchu Ito offered to the Shokoku-ji temple in Kyoto.
Putting Cats in Their Place in Ainoshima
In Sindre Deschington's photos taken on Ainoshima Island in January 2019, cats lead the dance.
The mysterious first images of a short film, shot in Tokyo with Eric Wareheim (Master of None)
Pen Films and director Jean-Baptiste Braud are happy to release a preview of the short film In the Still Night, featuring Eric Wareheim (Master of None).