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.
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.
Toulouse-Lautrec and His Japanese Influences
Inspired by his Japanese counterparts, the painter reinvented form and technique within his art and is indebted to printmaking techniques.
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.
A House Uniting Modernity with Okinawan Nature and Tradition
Atop a small hill in Nanjo City, Okinawa, there sits a large house with a concrete roof. It is the home-cum-office of Toshiyuki Igarashi.
Reiko Sudo's Textile Revolution
This textile design company that calls upon the skills of traditional weavers and dyers is now being celebrated in a book of photographs.