Tokujin Yoshioka’s Manufacturing Base; the Power of Tokyo
Under the themes of nature and light, Tokujin Yoshioka continues to produce works of unique expression, reflecting the roots of Japanese beauty, or transcending human feeling. Highly regarded in the fields of design, art, and architecture, his works are preserved in major art institutions around the world. Yoshioka says, “Manufacturing always requires new challenges,” which is why for him, Tokyo is precisely the right place for creation. In Tokyo, Yoshioka finds a high quality not only of technology and craftsmanship, but also of aesthetics of the people. He talks of the charm of Tokyo, a city that has for a long time been an activity base of arts and culture.
A Second Home in the Mountains
A modern, white design nestled at the foot of the Tanzawa Mountains, where the peaceful spirit of satoyama rural landscapes remains.
Hiroshi Nagai's Sun-Drenched Pop Paintings Pay Homage to California
Hiroshi Nagai, Japan's answer to David Hockney, has the gift of transporting viewers to the west coast of America as it was in the 1950s.
Taketomi, the Epitome of Unspoiled Natural Beauty
You won't find any tarmac roads here, nor buildings stretching up over multiple stories, not even a konbini, the iconic Japanese supermarket.
Pinku Eiga, the World of Erotic and Engaged Japanese Cinema
Pinku eiga (pink films), is a film genre that combines eroticism and violence and implicitly dissects the idiosyncrasies of Japanese society.
Niki Nakayama, the Chef Introducing California to Kaiseki
Her restaurant n/naka marries Californian ingredients and Japanese processes, and its success was recently rewarded with two Michelin stars.