Buffalo Daughter calls on some 'konjac-tions' for its newest album

Jul 22, 2014

Buffalo Daughter calls on some 'konjac-tions' for its newest album

Buffalo Daughter has a knack for recruiting influential fans. One of these fans, Tokyo-born artist Peter McDonald, is partially responsible for getting the band to record its latest album, “Konjac-tion.” In 2011, McDonald (whose father is British and mother is Japanese) held an exhibition ...

Jul 15, 2014

Boowy vocalist Himuro announces plans for a hiatus

Singer Kyosuke Himuro, a veteran from the world of Japanese rock, announced Sunday he’ll be taking a break from stage performances. The announcement came during a performance at the Shunan City Bunka Kaikan in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Sankei Shimbun reports that the decision to take ...

Jul 12, 2014

Bump of Chicken to make a return to TV

Rock act Bump Of Chicken has announced it will perform live on the small screen for the first time since its major debut in 2000. The four-piece will perform as part of a three-hour special for TV Asahi’s long-running music program “Music Station” on ...

'George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher'

Jul 10, 2014

'George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher'

Best known for being the design director of the Herman Miller furniture company, George Nelson (1908-1986) was one of the most influential figures in modern American design, whose collaborations with Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Girard and Charles and Ray Eames, to name a few, resulted ...

'Takehiko Inoue interprets Gaudi's Universe'

Jul 10, 2014

'Takehiko Inoue interprets Gaudi's Universe'

Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) left behind an unrivaled legacy of Modernist architecture — Casa Vicens, Casa Mila, the famous unfinished basilica Sagrada Familia and many more unusual structures. His imaginative, often colorful works inspired other architects and artists, and continues to do so today. As ...