Eikoh Hosoe’s Kamaitachi was originally released in 1969. The book was a collaboration with Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder of ankoku butoh dance. It documented their visit to a farming village in northern Japan and an improvisational performance made with local villagers, inspired by the legend of kamaitachi, a weasel-like demon who haunts rice fields and slashes people with a sickle.
January in Japan is a project by director and photographer Scott Gold. He documents his travel through different parts of Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto and Yudanaka) in the winter. Japan is usually more celebrated for it Spring Sakura but it’s as beautiful and dreamy in January.
Through the lens of Luke Huxham and his mini-documentary Underground Hero: Love To Hate Me, we take a look at the underground automotive culture reaped by some of Japan’s most dangerous drivers. The video features a lot of bikers on heavily modified Honda and Suzuki bikes, Lamborghini cars and Yakuzas in Tokyo’s Kabukicho district.
To celebrate the ten year anniversary of its opening, the Roppongi Hills complex (high-rise residences, shopping district, entertainment venue) created this incredible short, Tokyo City Symphony. By projecting 3D animation onto a 1:1000-scale model of the capital city, the video’s producers were able to make the cityscape appear to dance along to the music.
The Great Kantō earthquake of 1923 and the heavy bombing of WWII wrecked most of Tokyo’s older buildings. What survived was in most parts flattened by developers. Because of this, Tokyo’s current urban landscape is one of modern and contemporary architecture.
You’ll find here a selection of the city’s modern and contemporary architecture .READ MORE