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.
Reiko Sudo's Textile Revolution
This textile design company that calls upon the skills of traditional weavers and dyers is now being celebrated in a book of photographs.
The Tattoos that Marked the Criminals of the Edo Period
Traditional tattoos were strong signifiers; murderers had head tattoos, while theft might result in an arm tattoo.
Recipe for Green Tea Pudding by Emi Shimizu
Matcha is appearing increasingly more often on Western dessert menus, like in this creamy pudding that contains no dairy products.
Recipe for Ichiraku Ramen from ‘Naruto’ by Danielle Baghernejad
Taken from the popular manga with the character of the same name who loves ramen, this dish is named after the hero's favourite restaurant.
Tomonoura, the Ideal Setting for the Film ‘Ponyo’
A filming location and one that has inspired many feature films, this fishing village in the Hiroshima region has preserved its authenticity.