The trials and tribulations of the self-published zine

Books Jun 16, 2018

The trials and tribulations of the self-published zine

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?

Nihonbashi: The culinary crossroads of Tokyo

Food & Drink Mar 17, 2018

Nihonbashi: The culinary crossroads of Tokyo

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 ...