KI NO BI: Pioneering Gin Episode 2
KI NO BI ranked among ‘the world’s most innovative spirits launches in 2016’ and is crafted using a rice spirit base with Japan-sourced ingredients such as yuzu citrus, sansho berries (Japanese peppercorn), hinoki cypress, and gyokuro tea to provide distinctive notes and a revealing finish. In this episode, we’ll visit with The Kyoto Distillery’s head distiller, Alex Davies, and explore his craft of vinting a traditional London dry gin steeped in traditional Japanese culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.