Tune of the Day: You Can Be a Robot, Too by Shintaro Sakamoto
Following a very successful career spanning from 1989 to 2010, the former frontman of the group Yura Yura Teikoku decided to go solo in 2012. After recording his first album, ‘How to Live With a Phantom’, on which he played virtually all the instruments, Shintaro Sakamoto returned in 2014 with ‘Let’s Dance Raw’. On this second album, he serves up radio-friendly pop, tropical sounds and Latin rhythms… It’s summery, sugary lounge pop.
Today, we’re listening to You Can Be a Robot, Too from this most recent album. Because, even four years later, it still sounds just as fresh.
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).