In Japan, masters craft the treasured guitars of legendary musicians such as Paul McCartney, Graham Nash, and the God of Guitar himself, Carlos Santana. At Yairi Guitars, thirty master guitar makers apply their craft to bring the world twenty new guitars every day. Since the company’s beginnings in 1965, the craftspeople at Yairi Guitars have created a music of their own as the workshop hums with a synchronized harmony as beautiful as the guitars they make.
Celebrating the Beauty of Japanese Trees
Yoko Ikeda, Toshio Shibata and Lena C. Emery, are all celebrating the majestic nature of Japanese trees in their own way, with a book and a exhibition.
The Emperor of Japanese Porn is Now the Star of a New Netflix Series
Deliciously funny, The Naked Director especially succeeds in reviving the atmosphere that was so characteristic of 1980s Japan.
Genbi Shinkansen: a Train Transformed into a Modern Art Museum
Why not take advantage of a train journey to become initiated into modern art? The Genbi Shinkansen is the fastest artistic experience in the world.
Could the Future of Food be 3D Printed Sushi?
The Asian company Open Foods has the ambition to create 3D printed sushi, rich in nutrients and specially adapted to each consumer.
Derek Wilcox: The American Shokunin
Derek Wilcox, chef of Shoji at 69 Leonard in NYC, is one of very few non-Japanese sushi masters in the world to have reached a comparable level to the best in Japan.