Evisbeats, the Masked Prince of Japanese Hip-Hop
Very little is known about the artist Akira Yoshimura, the beatmaker known as Evisbeats. But this Nara native has managed to establish his nonchalant style all the same, making him one of Japan’s most popular rappers. His style recalls that of the pioneers of American alternative hip-hop, such as Jurassic 5 and Pharcyde.
His tunes are laid back and his beats relaxed, while his flow is soothing and well put together. In 2018, he released a new album, Musuhi, still on his own label, Amida. This record is a continuation of what listeners are accustomed to hearing from him and what earned him his reputation; that is, musical productions on a jazzy hip-hop base, with varied and sometimes elusive influences.
But the album which made his career really take off came six years earlier, in 2012. Hitotsu Ni Naru Toki is the record that’s most representative of his music. So, it’s the perfect time to give it another spin.
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.
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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.