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SHOMEI TOMATSU

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SMALL LITTLE BOOKS

I like little photo books. Books you can look into easily, without straining your wrists, elbows, and/or shoulders. Books you are actually tempted to open and not just leave on your shelf, gathering dust. Books that  allow (and push) photographers, editors, and curators to look at bodies of works in new ways.

Japanese photographers have nailed [...]

The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

Tokamachi City in Japan’s Northeastern Niigata Prefecture is currently hosting its fifth installment of The Echigo-Tsumari Triennale. The large-scale art festival, directed by Fram Kitagawa, is spread throughout a nature-rich rural area which is unfortunately over-characterized as dealing with depopulation and the resulting effects.  One of the concerns posted on the festival’s website reads, ‘more [...]

WHAT A PITY TO MISS

Here are some photos of the soccer night that we hosted  at Studio B. Thanks to Jyuuchi, Okawari, Ma tias and Lukas from Onebeat. These wonderful photos are taken by Pascal Rohé who also worked on the video. What a pity to miss a mono.kultur event!

FRIDAY TEAM C: OKAWARI

Covering our culinary defense tomorrow evening is a very special guest who we are really looking forward to having on our side: Berlin-based catering team Okawari, run by Tokyo-born chef Tomoko Yamane. Okawari’s sensitive and extremely tasty food designs have caught our eye and tongues more than once, so we were excited when they offered [...]

STORYBOARD #01: SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL

One of the nicest invitations so far this year came from my favourite Japanese magazine, the men’s style bible Huge (which was founded a long time before men’s style bibles became popular in Europe, by the way), who asked me to participate in a monthly column called Storyboard, in rotation with B Store from London [...]

HELLO SANDWICH

Traveling to Tokyo soon? Check out the super sweet craft and design blog, Hello Sandwich.

INTRODUCING MR WARE

Since it’s all about Japan these days at the office, we thought we should share the introduction to our current issue with our friends on the island – since we’ve been including a Japanese insert with our issues sold in Japan through Utrecht for quite some time now. We don’t know how to say it [...]