Paris, Tokyo: André Saraiva
In this episode, the world-renowned graffiti artist André Saraiva tells us about the strong links between his artwork and the city of Tokyo. Born in 1971 in Sweden and moved to Paris in 1981, André started painting his iconic alter ego “Mr. A” in 1994 and making many collaborations. Ten years later, he opened the legendary Parisian club Le Baron. Thereafter, he also produced a number of brand-new venues around the world, while pursuing his artistic journey.
Sawako Ariyoshi, the Japanese Simone de Beauvoir
Her caustic view of Japanese society and her feminist vision made her a successful but marginal author in the literary world of the time.
Hiroshi Senju: Sacred works at Koyasan
Famous for being the home to numerous Buddhist temples, the sacred site of Mount Koya celebrated its 1,200th anniversary in 2015.
Iwakura Shiori’s Floral Photography
One of the key characteristics of Iwakura Shiori’s photography is her palette of bright colours, rendering her images sublimely cinematic.
In Karachi Fujien, Van Gogh’s Garden
Walking along the pathways of Kawachi Wisteria garden (Karachi Fujien), it’s easy to imagine oneself walking through a Van Gogh landscape.
The Must-Read Text on Japanese Aesthetics, 'In Praise of Shadows'
First published in Japanese in 1933, Junichiro Tanizaki’s In Praise of Shadows is a testimony to the enduring timelessness of Japanese aesthetics.