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.
Masayo Fukuda’s Subtle and Delicate Art of Paper-Cutting
An octopus cut from a single piece of white paper. This fascinating work was one of the greatest successes of 2018 for its creator, Masayo Fukuda.
Japan is Giving Away Free Houses
The Japanese population is shrinking in the face of an ageing populace. In order to repopulate the numerous empty houses Japan is offering them up for free.
The Vision of Toshiyuki Inoko, a Founder of teamLab
What exactly is teamLab, known as an art collective? To find out, we interviewed its founder and chief representative, Toshiyuki Inoko.
Japanese Art: a Major Influence on the Work of Monet
Claude Monet, the figurehead of the impressionist movement, was strongly influenced by Japanese art and was an admirer of the work of Hokusai.