Posts tagged "tokyo"
Marché Japon

Marché Japon

Where does it come from? How was it grown? These are important food issues for all modern societies with high health-conciusness. The questioning turned into a major concern in the  Japan after the Tōhoku  earthquake. The Marché Japon – Farmer’s Market – initiative started back in 2009, as a way to promote local products with...
Warm winter, japanese style.

Warm winter, japanese style.

Commonly referred as nabe (なべ), nabemono (鍋物) is the term referring to all varieties of Japanese one pot dishes. There is nothing as effective to warm the winter like a soup. But in East Asia, it is also believed that sharing from one and the same pot makes for closer relationships. Very much like the...
Esthetic Restaurant: La Beauté.

Esthetic Restaurant: La Beauté.

La Beauté (ラ・ボーテ) is a esthetic restaurant in central Tokyo. The evolution of organic cuisine, where beyond healthy, one gets beauty in the deal. One of many signs of the back to basics trend that dominates fashion, beauty and lifestyle worldwide. First was the organic cloth, then came the gypsets and now it is time for the in-grocer’s salon....
Graphic design by Tokujin Yoshioka for Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Graphic design by Tokujin Yoshioka for Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum has published their very first symbol mark and logo designed by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka. The cubic architecture of the current museum building was designed by Kunio Maekawa in 1975. Tokujin has designed the symbol mark based on the concept of cube, which connotes “the origin of creation.” The color is...
Kanda - Shintoist simplicity, extreme quality and no fuss

Kanda – Shintoist simplicity, extreme quality and no fuss

The back streets of Roppongi hide a culinary gem, crowned by three Michelin stars and named after Hiroyuki Kanda, its founder and owner. The interior is as minimal as the seats at the bar, where all guests get a chance to stare at the genius at work. Luxury materializes with the charming waiter and the...
Agnosian Fields at Maison Hermès in Tokyo

Agnosian Fields at Maison Hermès in Tokyo

From 26th August to 23rd November 2010, Didier Fiúza Faustino will present ‘Agnosian Fields’ at Le Forum de la Maison Hermès in Tokyo. The exhibition comprising two new installations as well as previous work indicates the different scales and obsessions that the work of an architect is based upon. The term ‘agnosia’ – the loss...
Snowscape within people's heart

Snowscape within people’s heart

We recently reported about the Snow exhibition by Tokujin Yoshioka at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. Here’s a first picture from the installation. The scenery of hundreds kilograms of light feather blown all over and falling down slowly will call for the memory of the snowscape within people’s heart, and it will transcends their...
Snow by Tokujin Yoshioka

Snow by Tokujin Yoshioka

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka is going to present an installation called “Snow” at the “Sensing Nature” exhibition, which will be held at the Mori Art Museum from July 24th. In a huge space of 15m in width, fine feathers are blown up by the wind and shower down as if real snow does. It reminds...
Snapshots from Monocle Store Opening in Tokyo & After Party

Snapshots from Monocle Store Opening in Tokyo & After Party

Kristina Dryza has been at the Monocle store opening in Tokyo. Here is her report in pictures. Hot off the press. This is a new post by David Report contributor Kristina Dryza.
From Tokyo... to the world

From Tokyo… to the world

From manga to anime to music, Japanese soft power, also known as “Cool Japan,” has captured the world’s attention. In the fashion world as well, the profound creativity of Japanese products has great potential on the international market. As a way of broadcasting Japanese fashion culture to the rest of the world, the government supports...