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.
The Little-Known, Frenetic Japan of Tatsuo Suzuki
A latecomer to photography, he succeeds brilliantly at translating all the power of a being through his street photography.
Kenzo Tange, the Father of Modern Japanese Architecture
Lauded in all four corners of the world, his iconic monuments made from rough concrete led to his style being described as 'lyrical brutalism'.
Marcos Gois, the Ramen Master of Finland
Born to a Portuguese father and a Finnish mother, Marcos Gois has dedicated his career to Japanese cuisine. He's a fan of noodles!
Wa, the Japanese Empire of Harmony
Prioritising agreement and harmony over personal views: this is the philosophy behind wa, a value which runs through Japanese society.
Sota Atsumi, a Natural Chef
The young chef recently opened his first restaurant in Paris, Maison. We look back over one of the most promising career beginnings.