GANZO: A Stitch in Time
The well-known leather goods company AJIOKA established the GANZO brand in 1999. Since its launch, the company has cultivated a reputation for never compromising on quality. Every detail of each product exhibits distinction and characteristics that reflect the company’s unique attention to detail. These pieces are crafted by master craftsmen, and that spirit is evident from design to inspection. Watch as we follow the process and meet the people who make GANZO.
The Four Leaves Villa, The House That Mirrors Nature
Located in the heart of the Karuizawa forest in Japan, the Four Leaves Villa, designed by architecture studio Kias, blends into the landscape.
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.
The Foundation Connecting Us to the Origins of Humankind
The Enoura observatory built by the architect Hiroshi Sugimoto was conceived of to highlight the unique light of the equinoxes and the solstices.
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.
Zoetrope, the Temple of Japanese Bourbon
The only independent bar in the megalopolis which is dedicated purely to Japanese whisky, without a single drop of Scottish or other European varieties.