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.
Sawako Ariyoshi, the Japanese Simone de Beauvoir
Her caustic view of Japanese society and her feminist vision made her a successful but marginal author in the literary world of the time.
Hiroshi Senju: Sacred works at Koyasan
Famous for being the home to numerous Buddhist temples, the sacred site of Mount Koya celebrated its 1,200th anniversary in 2015.
Iwakura Shiori’s Floral Photography
One of the key characteristics of Iwakura Shiori’s photography is her palette of bright colours, rendering her images sublimely cinematic.
In Karachi Fujien, Van Gogh’s Garden
Walking along the pathways of Kawachi Wisteria garden (Karachi Fujien), it’s easy to imagine oneself walking through a Van Gogh landscape.
The Must-Read Text on Japanese Aesthetics, 'In Praise of Shadows'
First published in Japanese in 1933, Junichiro Tanizaki’s In Praise of Shadows is a testimony to the enduring timelessness of Japanese aesthetics.