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 Tattoos that Marked the Criminals of the Edo Period
Traditional tattoos were strong signifiers; murderers had head tattoos, while theft might result in an arm tattoo.
The Exploded Architecture of Moriyama House
This iconic house, built in Tokyo in 2005 by architect Ryue Nishizawa, is known for its completely spread out structure.
The Tradition of the Black Eggs of Mount Hakone
In the volcanic valley of Owakudani, curious looking black eggs with beneficial properties are cooked in the sulphurous waters.
Araki Himself Explains the Masterpieces that Changed History
Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has been taking pictures for more than half a century, constantly taking on new themes and techniques.
Kanso, One of the Seven Pillars of Wabi-Sabi
Meaning simplicity or purity, this principle from zen philosophy encourages the elimination of clutter.