From the modern ukiyo-e prints of the Edo Period (1603-1868) to contemporary dōjinshi (self-published) fan comics, there has always been an outlet in Japan for artistic self-publishing. But where do zines slot into this system?
From World War II to the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japanese architects have pushed the boundaries of art, architecture and design.
Volcanologist on what would happen to Kanto if Mount Fuji actually erupted.
Japanese coffee shops are more international than ever, yet manage to preserve a unique sense of kodawari, an uncompromising dedication to the craft.
Kimono artist Masanobu Ota on traditional Japanese customs, his design process and sneakers.
Making street dance and multimedia the voices of today's youth
For the rest of the world all roads might lead to Rome, but in Japan all roads lead to Nihonbashi. Just as the Milliarium Aureum (Golden Milestone) delineated the point from which all distances were measured in the Roman Empire, there is a monument ...