Strong Minimal H&M Studio S/S 2018 Show Paris Fashion Week (Video)

For the event, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs was transformed into a modern vision of the archetypal Japanese interior complete with iconic tatami mats and statement-making ikebana compositions. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jokichi Takamine, First Biotech Engineer, Adrenaline And Nippon Club Founder

Jōkichi Takamine (高峰 譲吉 Takamine Jōkichi, November 3, 1854 – July 22, 1922) was a Japanese chemist. Takamine was born in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, in November 1854. His father was a doctor; his mother a member of a family of sake brewers. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Toshiro Mifune, The John Shaft Of Japanese Film

toshiro-mifune-600x377Nearly 20 years after his death, like John Shaft in Harlem, Toshiro Mifune remains a true giant of sexploitive, aggressive, and macho world cinema. Continue Reading →

Shizuoka Bamboo Crafts Cooperative Handbag Ryo For Harlem

japan traditional carrin bagDesignated by the Minister of International Trade and Industry as a traditional handi-craft. From the Suruga bamboo lattice ware family. Continue Reading →

Traditional Japanese Cuisine Comes To Harlem

A Japanese Chef in HarlemNY Times reports that before Chef Sinichi Inoue starts cutting the fish that is flown in to his Harlem restaurant from Japan, he performs a personal ritual: He blesses it, expressing thanks and honoring what he will later serve to his customers. Continue Reading →

Charan-Po-Rantan Debut At NY’s Japan Society

By Albert Trotman and Allford Trotman

On Thursday, October 29th, 2015 the Japan Society presented Charan-po-rantan in concert, Continue Reading →