Paris, Tokyo: Pierre Sabas with Renault Captur
This is Episode 2 of a special edition of the Paris, Tokyo series, produced in collaboration with Renault. In Episode 1, Renault’s exterior designer, Pierre Sabas, spoke regarding the exterior design of the fifth generation Clio (“Lutecia” in Japan). Episode 2 introduces the appeal of the exterior design five-door SUV Captur, which Sabas himself designed. The Captur is one of the best-selling SUVs on the European market. Learn what kind of character Sabas gave to the exterior of the Captur, one of Renault’s quintessential models alongside the Clio.
'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.