KI NO BI: Pioneering Gin Episode 1
Craft gin is revolutionising the spirits industry, and The Kyoto Distillery is pioneering this territory. As Japan’s first dedicated gin distillery, The Kyoto Distillery incorporates botanicals and traditional gin making techniques to deliver the complex taste to their maiden product, a dry London gin christened KI NO BI. In this episode, we’ll introduce you to the person who made it happen, David Croll, CEO of Whisk-e Limited.
Japan's Most Secretive Valley
Hard to access, Iya Valley stores remains of ancient and rural Japan with its untamed wilderness, far from the frenzy of busy cities.
Kanso, One of the Seven Pillars of Wabi-Sabi
Meaning simplicity or purity, this principle from zen philosophy encourages the elimination of clutter.
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.
Shi-An, The Paper Teahouse
Katagiri Architecture + Design marries the finesse of the Japanese tea ceremony and the delicateness of origami with a teahouse made from washi paper.
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.