Shindo's 100th birthday screenings

Apr 20, 2012

Shindo's 100th birthday screenings

“I have depicted so many things, but I have depicted only one thing,” Kaneto Shindo once said. “It is how humans live.” And on April 22, the venerable filmmaker — the oldest working director in Japan — will celebrate his 100th birthday. Film lovers ...

Exhibition tells a cute tale of  <em>kawaii</em> culture

Apr 6, 2012

Exhibition tells a cute tale of kawaii culture

When you hear the term “kawaii” (cute) what do you think of? Hello Kitty? Domo-kun? Everyone has their own idea of what makes something kawaii, what they might not know is the origin of Japan’s particular brand of cuteness. At the exhibition “Taisho kara ...