Japan's dark fantasies thrust back in the light

Art Jul 12, 2016

Japan's dark fantasies thrust back in the light

by John L. Tran

In 1995, the multitalented Kyoichi Tsuzuki created a gorgeous, encyclopaedic book that visually documented the messy apartments of creative friends and acquaintances. The photography was beautiful, though Tsuzuki did not at the time consider himself a photographer, or have aspirations to be called an ...

Hihōkan: Japan's vanishing sex museums

Travel Nov 22, 2014

Hihōkan: Japan's vanishing sex museums

by Kayleigh Barr

The real world ends beyond a thick, black curtain. On the other side is one of Japan's last remaining hihōkan (sex museum, literally "treasure palace") in the faded resort town of Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture — a strange, dimly lit space of questionable morals and ...