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.
Tohl Narita, an Iconic ‘Tokusatsu’ Visual Artist
Artistic director and creator of cult characters like Ultraman, this artist shaped the history of special effects in Japanese cinema.
Japanese Society and Self-Harm
Photographer Kosuke Okahara followed six young girls experiencing suffering in 'Ibasyo -Self-injury, proof of existence-'.
‘Cure’, the Fear of Emptiness
At the crossroads between film noir and the fantastic, Kiyoshi Kurosawa depicts a manhunt where fear infiltrates a lifeless society.
'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.
Recipe for Ichiraku Ramen from ‘Naruto’ by Danielle Baghernejad
Taken from the popular manga with the character of the same name who loves ramen, this dish is named after the hero's favourite restaurant.