The cosmic talents of Noriyoshi Ohrai

Art Jan 16, 2018

The cosmic talents of Noriyoshi Ohrai

by John L. Tran

It must have been nonstop monsters, warships, hunks and epic boobage for much of Noriyoshi Ohrai's life. The retrospective exhibition, at the Ueno Royal Museum, of this incredibly prolific illustrator's work is a frenzied and spectacularly schlocky cosmos of sci-fi and action movie posters, magazines, ...

Chasing the ghost of Musashi in Kyushu

Travel Aug 16, 2014

Chasing the ghost of Musashi in Kyushu

by Alon Adika

In the spring of 1645 a man lay dying in Kumamoto, on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. He sensed that his time was near, asked for someone to help him into a seated position and tucked his short sword into his belt. This ...