In Paris, 100 Years of Japanese Cinema in 119 Films
The retrospective presented in the 'Japonismes 2018' season included founding works in modern Japanese cinema.
Yasujiro Ozu, Crépuscule à Tokyo, ©1957/2017 Shochiku Co., Ltd
Chronologically divided into three periods, the event retraced the history of Japanese cinema from 1920 to 2018 through 119 films selected by a jury of Franco-Japanese specialists. During the first period, 27 films from 1920 to 1940 were shown at the Cinemathéque française from September to October 2018. In the next session, from November 2018 until February 2019, the Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris and the Cinémathèque hosted around 50 films from the post-war period until the 2000s. with the aim of depicting the emergence of Japanese cinema to the beginning of its golden age. Finally, from February until March 2019, the final round saw a number of contemporary directors take to the screens with 37 films including Our Little Sister by Hirokazu Kore-Eda and Your Name by Makoto Shinkai.
Buntaro Futagawa, Orochi, 1925 ©Matsuda Film Productions
Les amants crucifiés, Kenji Mizoguchi, ©KADAKOWA CORPORATION 1954
©karatsu film partners/PSC2017
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.
Toulouse-Lautrec and His Japanese Influences
Inspired by his Japanese counterparts, the painter reinvented form and technique within his art and is indebted to printmaking techniques.
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.
A House Uniting Modernity with Okinawan Nature and Tradition
Atop a small hill in Nanjo City, Okinawa, there sits a large house with a concrete roof. It is the home-cum-office of Toshiyuki Igarashi.
Recipe for Green Tea Pudding by Emi Shimizu
Matcha is appearing increasingly more often on Western dessert menus, like in this creamy pudding that contains no dairy products.