Paris, Tokyo: Ramdane Touhami
In this episode, Ramdane talks about his latest project, the French beauty line Buly, explaining how his company’s philosophies and appeal tie in to Japanese ideals. Born in France, Moroccan native Ramdane Touhami is the multi-tasker behind many successful niche business ventures at the intersection of art, lifestyle and fashion. Most notably, he has become famous for having revived the 1643 royal wax manufacturer, Cire Trudon, as a global candle business and perfume house.
The Taboo-Breaking Erotica of Toshio Saeki
The master of the 1970s Japanese avant-garde reimagined his most iconic artworks for a limited box set with silkscreen artist Fumie Taniyama.
Maki, a Photographer and His Wanderings in Japan
The book 'Japan Somewhere' documents 15 years of trips to Japan, immortalising what drew the artist in, disturbed him or caught his attention.
Reclining to Reshape Norms
In ‘Kikuo — Reclining Woo-Man’, photographer Ryudai Takano examines identity and social norms and their representations.
Guruguru Brain, the Japanese Underground Music Label
Launched in Tokyo, this record label promotes artists from all over Asia who transcend contemporary music.
Kanso, One of the Seven Pillars of Wabi-Sabi
Meaning simplicity or purity, this principle from zen philosophy encourages the elimination of clutter.