This year Daido Moriyama will publish two photo books. One is entitled K, which represents the first character from the Japanese word keikan, meaning scene or scenery. The other book is entitled Pretty Woman, which is a compilation of Moriyama’s street shots on the theme of women.
'The Spirit of Pleasure', a Glimpse into Eroticism in Japan
From the cult of the samurai to that of geishas and the tightening of conventions, this essay traces the history of hedonism in Japan.
‘The Beauty of Boundaries’, the Japanese Aesthetic of Limits
Ito Teiji's book focuses on ‘kekkai’, the notion of Japanese spatiality that gave rise to the arrangement of homes.
‘Nobody Knows’, a Life Hidden from View
This film from Hirokazu Kore-Eda, inspired by a true story, depicts four children left to fend for themselves in a Tokyo apartment.
‘Me and the Cult Leader’, an Account About the Aum Sect Told Through Film
Director Atsushi Sakahara acts as a spokesperson for the thousands of victims of the sarin gas attack in Tokyo in a strikingly candid report.
Issey Miyake the Designer for Dancers
The designer, who set out to free male clothing and lets his models dance down the runway, has also created clothes for the stage.