In the Heart of Toyama, Nousaku Makes Tin Cry
Over the course of more than four hundred years, the city of Takaoka has built a reputation for excellence in working with copper, tin and brass. The artisans at Nousaku are not content to participate in preserving traditions; instead, they make it their daily task to seek to take on new technical challenges and propel themselves into the future of the discipline.
Perhaps inspired by the American-Japanese franchise Transformers, the bowls and pan holders in their KAGO (Japanese for ‘basket’) range change shape… with a ‘cry’ produced by this structural transformation.
In the 1700s, Lavoisier declared that ‘everything is transformed’; now, Nousaku is bringing (meta)physics to the table.
WA BI GIN : (An Old) Affair of Passion
The Hombo Shuzo first became known for their shoshu, a Japanese traditional hard liquor. In 1960, the company then started investing in new areas of production: whisky and wine. Having opened a produc
NIHONSHU: Crafting Sake
Nihonshu—sake clear as water—is characterized by its softness and the very complex aromas it releases.
Koinobori Now! The Franco-Japanese Trend that’s in the Air
Spring-like and more colourful than cherry-tree flowers, koinobori dot the Japanese landscape. But what exactly are koinbori? They are in fact wind socks that can be attached to bamboo sticks, created
No Ordinary Business Card
Making one’s way down Harumi Street, away from the luxury department stores and elegant shops of Chuo Avenue towards Tsukiji, in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district, among the narrow alleys behind the Kabu
Léo Berne, Polygamous Photographer
Léo Berne has two loves: Japan, and the magnetic Mathilde Warnier. It is this dual passion which inspires him to produce trivial, fascinating, often sensual images, which he posts on his Instagram acc