Yoko Ogawa is as Captivating as Ever with ‘Instantanés d’Ambre’
When Yoko Ogawa arrived in France to promote the recent translation of her novel Instantanés d’Ambre (which has awaiting translation into in English), she came armed with her own suitcase full of green tea. In her every day life, like with her novels, the Japanese author leaves nothing to chance.
This most recent novel hangs somewhere between life and death, somber, yet full of light. It recounts the story of a loud-mouth mother who protects her children by hiding them away in a villa surrounded by high walls. She gives them new names, Agate, Amber and Opal as a means of shielding them from danger. Ogawa sets a scene of tragic claustrophobia in order to recount a tale of resilience. It is within this rich yet subtle world that sounds come to life alongside discreet murmurs and weighty silence. The novelist has proved herself, once again, to be one of the most impressive figures within the Japanese literary scenes.
AD DESIGNTakeda’s New Headquarters: In Pursuit of Tradition and Innovation
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, one of Japan’s leading and most long-established companies, active in 70 countries and regions, recently opened its new Global Headquarters in Tokyo.
'Colours of Japan', the Photo Exhibition Presenting Japan in all its Glory
From 8th October 2018 until 19th January 2019, the Maison de Thé is hosting the photo exhibition Colours of Japan, put together by photographer Hidenobu Suzuki.
The mysterious first images of a short film, shot in Tokyo with Eric Wareheim (Master of None)
Pen Films is pleased to present the first images of its short fiction film, shot in Tokyo by Jean-Baptiste Braud.
Encounter Contemporary Art on the Streets of Okayama Whilst Enjoying the History and Culture of the City
Starting on Monday 3 November 2018, a contemporary art project known as A&C (short for ‘Art & City’) is being held for a one-year period in Okayama City.
Japan's Female Ceramists are Being Celebrated on the International Stage
The Gardiner Museum in Toronto is paying homage to the Japanese women who have now become female masters of their discipline.