From Kino-e-no-komatsu Collection, 1826. Translation of the inscription by: James Heaton and Toyoshima Mizuho. Published in the Kyoto Journal, No. 18, 1992 STORY. Japan closed its borders to the world for 250 years, between 1603 and 1853. No one, foreign or Japanese, could enter or leave Japan under pain of death. All European foreigners were…
ART. L’Exibition(niste) – is a play of words with the English word ‘exhibition’ and the word ‘exhibitionist’. This famous French shoe creator is showing his art in the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, for the first time.
LIFE. The legend says that Gregorio Fuentes is the alter ego of the old Santiago, from the novel ”The Old Man and The Sea”, that he has delivered version-myths: once they were navigating through Pinar del Río and they saw an old boat with an elder and a boy.
Photograph: Anne Edelstam. Edited by Opulens TEA CULTURE. Just a short drive from the heart of Nairobi, Kenya, I had the pleasure of getting an insight into life on a settler’s tea plantation. Nairobi isn’t a pretty city but it has the advantage of being close to nature and wildlife delights.
SATIRE. Peter Johansson, a controversial contemporary artist, together with Ewa Kumlin, the Swedish Institute’s director, presented this winter’s exhibition, called ‘National Therapy’, to an amazed French public.
SUPERHEROES. What’s so special about them? Let’s take Batman, who is commonly discussed for not really possessing any unique superpowers. At first glance, it looks as if he is a regular person who somehow also belongs with other superheroes for his accomplishments in their line of work.
DANCE. Entering Tims Mints, a bar in the heart of old Riga, on a weekday might surprise you with an intriguing scene brimming energy.