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.
Hakone Honbako, Japan's Book Hotel
Hotel Hakone Honbako, the 'book hotel', is equipped with wall to wall bookshelves full to the rafters. Relaxation and reading are at the top of the agenda.
218 Years After his Death, Painter Ito Jakuchu on Show in Paris for the First Time
You can see in Paris for the first time the hanging scrolls which Japanese painter Jakuchu Ito offered to the Shokoku-ji temple in Kyoto.
In Tokyo, a Former Rice Shop Transformed Into a Creative Space
A former rice shop, renamed Almost Perfect by its new owners, serves as a den for artists and creatives from overseas who are passing through Tokyo.
Putting Cats in Their Place in Ainoshima
In Sindre Deschington's photos taken on Ainoshima Island in January 2019, cats lead the dance.
The mysterious first images of a short film, shot in Tokyo with Eric Wareheim (Master of None)
Pen Films and director Jean-Baptiste Braud are happy to release a preview of the short film In the Still Night, featuring Eric Wareheim (Master of None).