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.
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.
Nakagin Capsule Tower, an Iconic Piece of Architecture Defying Opposition
The Nakagin Capsule Tower was designed by renowned architect Kisho Kurokawa, one of the pioneers of Metabolism, next to the chic Ginza district.
The Vision of Toshiyuki Inoko, a Founder of teamLab
What exactly is teamLab, known as an art collective? To find out, we interviewed its founder and chief representative, Toshiyuki Inoko.
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).
Yuki Nara’s 'Architectural' Ceramics
It was only after studying architecture that japanese ceramist Yuki Nara, descendant of a long line of renowned ceramicists, took an interest in pottery.