The Exhibition Documenting the Hundred Sixty Year Paris-Tokyo Love Affair
Throne © Kohei NAWA SANDWICH Inc.
While the month of July in Paris rarely resembles that of the humid heat of the Japanese summer, it will nonetheless bare witness to a period of cultural happenings under the banner Japonismes 2018: Resonating Souls. Born of a Franco-Japanese initiative, the event will celebrate the hundred sixtieth anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Among the highlights, it is worth mentioning Throne, a monumental installation under the pyramid at the Louvre, created by sculptor Kohei Nawa; Gagakua dance piece by the Reigakusha Gagaku Ensemble and the dancer Kaiji Moriyama; as well as an adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s debut novel Kafka on the Shore by Yukio Ninagawa at the Théâtre national de la Colline. A number of events attached to Japonismes 2018: Resonating Souls programme will take place across France from July 2018 until February 2019.
Without any strict theme or clear-cut designations of disciplines, this event showcases Japanese culture in all its diversity.
© Jérémie Souteyrat
© Yoshikazu INOUE
© Takahiro Watanabe HoriPro Inc.
Pinku Eiga, the World of Erotic and Engaged Japanese Cinema
Pinku eiga (pink films), is a film genre that combines eroticism and violence and implicitly dissects the idiosyncrasies of Japanese society.
Ecological and Architectural Prowess at Memu Earth Hotel
The wide open surrounding spaces take centre stage, while innovative technologies are integrated into the cutting edge architecture.
A Book Exploring the Beauty of Japanese Gardens
British author Sophie Walker, also a keen horticulturalist, pays homage to Japanese gardens and their history in a new book, The Japanese Garden.
Japandi, Combining Scandinavian Minimalism and Japanese Aesthetics
The neutral tones and sober design of Japanese interiors complement the clean lines and natural materials found in Nordic style.
Photographic Immersion in a Rural Japanese Town
Featuring a documentary series and surrealist portraits, photographer Yoshiki Hase captures the residents of Ena, a little town in Japan.