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.
Colour Photos of Yakuza Tattoos from the Meiji Period
19th-century photographs have captured the usually hidden tattoos that covered the bodies of the members of Japanese organised crime gangs.
Recipe for Ichiraku Ramen from ‘Naruto’ by Danielle Baghernejad
Taken from the popular manga with the character of the same name who loves ramen, this dish is named after the hero's favourite restaurant.
The Tattoos that Marked the Criminals of the Edo Period
Traditional tattoos were strong signifiers; murderers had head tattoos, while theft might result in an arm tattoo.
Hayao Miyazaki, the Man Who Adored Women
The renowned director places strong female characters at the heart of his work, characters who defy the clichés rife in animated films.
A Documentary Examining Daido Moriyama's Photographs
This feature film sketches a portrait of the Japanese photographer while following the reprinting process for one of his first books.