The First Festival of Electronic Japanese Music Comes to Paris
Courtesy of Japan Connection
After two sold-out editions in 2017 and 2018 at New Morning and Trabendo, the ‘Japan Connection’ evening events are to be turned into a festival in 2019. Japan Connection will be the first French festival to be dedicated to electronic Japanese music. The festival will take place in Paris from 9th-11th May 2019, with the Parisian musical collective Make It Deep headlining.
Although the Japan Expo is one of the most eagerly-awaited events in Paris each year, this new festival aims to prove that video games, cosplay and technology aren’t Japan’s only valuable exports; on the contrary. The Japan Connection festival will be held over three consecutive days, at La Gaîté Lyrique.
The full line-up has yet to be announced, but the French institution guarantees that there will be some iconic techno-pop artists from the 1970s as well as some more modern names. There will be DJ sets and one-off concerts, as well as conferences on electronic Japanese music.
La Gaîté Lyrique
3bis Rue Papin, 75003 Paris
From 9th to 11th May 2019shotgun.live/tickets/287679?utm_source=client
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.
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.
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.
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).