Nature’s Bounties: The Catcher in the Vine
Hokkaido. In Japan, three regions stand out for winemaking: Yamanashi, Nagano, and Hokkaido. And recently, Hokkaido seems to be attracting the most attention. Here, new vineyards continue to open and captivate the world’s wine lovers with unique vintages.
Yamazaki Winery of Mikasa, Hokkaido has been making wines since 2002, and this type of estate vineyard is still uncommon in Japan.
Colour Photos of Yakuza Tattoos from the Meiji Period
19th-century photographs have captured the usually hidden tattoos that covered the bodies of the members of Japanese organised crime gangs.
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.
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.
Hayao Miyazaki, the Man Who Adored Women
The renowned director places strong female characters at the heart of his work, characters who defy the clichés rife in animated films.
A Documentary Examining Daido Moriyama's Photographs
This feature film sketches a portrait of the Japanese photographer while following the reprinting process for one of his first books.