Japanese illustrator Akiya Kageichi continues the themes of sex, death, and identity as explained in Macabre and Erotic Obsessions: Contemporary Japanese Illustration. His tormented lovers, sinister jesters, and disinterested kings rule fractious fantasy underworlds that […]
My best friend lives in Japan. He introduced me to my wife, actually; he was trying to hook up with her friend. Across the sweep of my life, I’ve known him longer than I’ve not […]
[from The Japan Times] One diorama at a time, miniaturist reconstructs aftermaths of ‘lonely deaths’ Inside a grimy six-tatami room lies a darkly stained blanket — an ominous reminder of its owner, and his demise. […]
Art by Tomiyuki Kaneko inspired by the classical Buddhist tradition in Japan. I am sitting in an Italian cafe across from the US Embassy in Tokyo waiting for Orine to finish her visa interview.
The runoff reservoir where “Bobbi Jo” was found was undoubtedly man-made. Its sides sloped at a steady angle and three of its lengths were ruler-straight. The fourth curved evenly around the border of a small […]
I often find myself in the position of being an apologist for Japan. I don’t want to be, but a conjuncture of factors often compels it. For one, after so much time there, I have […]