Okinawa prefecture comprises nearly 150 islands, of which Iriomote is the second largest behind Okinawa Island. Lush jungle covers almost all of the isle’s 284 km²—much of this landscape remains untouched. Magnificent mangrove forests, waterfalls, and endangered species, such as the Iriomote wildcat contribute to this unique ecosystem, and one of Japan’s largest coral reefs rests between Iriomote and the neighboring island of Ishigaki. In this episode, we’ve given you a taste of Iriomote’s natural beauty.
Japan is Giving Away Free Houses
The Japanese population is shrinking in the face of an ageing populace. In order to repopulate the numerous empty houses Japan is offering them up for free.
An Instagram Account Dedicated to Japan's Marvellous Facades
This Instagram account catalogues numerous Japanese buildings, all full of artistic merit in spite of themselves. @ka_nai is its (anonymous) curator.
Tendo Mokko: Furniture to Hand Down from Generation to Generation
Japanese brand Tendo Mokko has been producing plywood furniture for almost eight decades, and collectors are still eagerly snapping up the company’s creations.
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.
The Vision of Toshiyuki Inoko, a Founder of teamLab
What exactly is teamLab, known as an art collective? To find out, we interviewed its founder and chief representative, Toshiyuki Inoko.