Guest in Focus: Michiyo ARAKAWA – Kirigami Papercut Workshop

(インタビューの日本語版は以下をご覧ください。) (Deutscher Text siehe unten.) From Okinawa prefecture in south of japan, Michiyo ARAKAWA travels to us to decorate the 18th Nippon Connection japanese Film Festival with her beautiful paperflowers. True to her motto: Everybody is different and everything is good” the participant of her workshop can get their very own kirigami flower to blossom. … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Michiyo ARAKAWA – Kirigami Papercut Workshop

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Guest in Focus: Jun TANAKA – Bamy

(インタビューの日本語版は以下をご覧ください。)   (Deutscher Text siehe unten.) Bamy is Jun TANAKA's first feature film. At the 18th Nippon Connection Japanese Film Festival, he'll be competing with the big boys.  Featured in the Nippon Cinema section, Bamy is a horror-drama that has already been celebrated at numerous international festivals. However, being around established directors is nothing new … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Jun TANAKA – Bamy

Guest in Focus: Matthieu Zellweger – The Art of Sake Brewing (Photo Series)

(Deutscher Text siehe unten) In Japan, sake is not simply a drink. There is no shinto ceremony without sake as a offering. No banquet without a cup of the alcoholic beverage. Businesspeople love to spend their end of the work day with sake and snacks in one of the plenty izakaya, small and traditional Japanese … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Matthieu Zellweger – The Art of Sake Brewing (Photo Series)

Nippon Connection Design 2017: Wabi-Sabi-Ästhetik

Asymmetrie, Reduktion, Rauheit und Unregelmäßigkeit sind einige der zentralen Aspekte der Wabi-Sabi-Ästhetik. Eng mit dem Zen-Buddhismus verbunden, ist diese Philosophie ein wichtiger Teil japanischer Kulturgeschichte. Sie ist aber auch in Facetten unserer Gegenwart präsent, z.B. in der Do-It-Yourself-Bewegung. Mit der Übertragung einzelner Elemente des Wabi-Sabi auf das Grafikdesign hat der Designer Il-Ho Jung den diesjährigen … Continue reading Nippon Connection Design 2017: Wabi-Sabi-Ästhetik