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The New M.I.A Documentary Shows Her Lesser-Known Side

Steve Loveridge's 'MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.' finally debuted at Sundance and focuses on the musician's activism on behalf of Tamils.<p>It seemed like the day would never come, but here we are. The long-awaited M.I.A film<i>, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.</i>, just premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Made by Steve …

Sri Lanka

This Video Explains the Link Between Japanese Samurai & Real Indigo Fabrics

Chances are, any blue fabrics you own have been dyed using chemicals because it’s cheaper and easier to do. However, five Japanese farmers are still …

Samurai

アート発信地・銀座のDNAを体感するカルチャー・スポット巡り | GINZA SIX | ギンザ シックス

Can I ask a quick question? Are you someone who worries the weight of your books or records will damage the floorboards? Since I moved out on my own, …

Dalai Lama suggests inclusion of ancient Indian knowledge as academic subject

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday suggested inclusion of the ancient Indian knowledge as an academic subject in the existing …

My Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2017

It's that time of the year when I shift away from the world's calamities to some of its finest achievements (for a minute anyway), which is to say, …

Black Thought Murders Hot 97 Freestyle for 10 Straight Minutes

Black Thought is the latest emcee to pay a visit to Cîroc Studios to spit a freestyle for Hot 97. This wasn’t your average delivery of bars, however, …

Striking Photographs of Hokkaido By Train

We're obsessed with trains around this house so when we stumbled upon this latest series of photographs capturing life in a far off Japanese land …

What's The Difference Between A $5,000 Watch And One That Costs $85,000?

It never ceases to amaze me how much people will spend on jewelry and accessories designed to do little more than impress others with a display of …

J Dilla’s Pioneering Production Style On The MPC Is Explored In New Mini Documentary

<b>J Dilla</b> is undoubtedly one of the most important producers in hip-hop history, so much so that his legacy lives on in the National Museum of African …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Available Now

PUMA is back with two new innovative, Japanese-inspired colorways of their PUMA TSUGI silhouette.<p>Seen above is the PUMA TSUGI Japanese Garden & …

Shoes

Björk’s Beautiful 'Utopia' Is Hopeful in the Face of Decay

Björk Guðmundsdóttir has always worked together with nature, but on her new album, for the first time, she creates her own ecology. It's a stunning response to our ugly Anthropocene.<p>In a 2003 documentary, there’s a moment where Björk Guðmundsdóttir describes her early memories of singing and …

Ecology

Dense Tokyo as Seen Through the Lens of Tatsuto

all photos by Tatsuto | used with permission<p>It’s well-documented that Tokyo is amongst the world’s most densely-populated cities. And you don’t have …

Dutch Uses Plants To Power Their Streetlights – Is Your Wi-Fi Next To Be Powered By Plants?

Plant-e is a Dutch company that conducted a new energy project that was called “Starry Sky”. This event happened in Hembrug, (Netherlands), in a park …

This Documentary Explores What It’s Like to Be Black in Tokyo

Directed by Nigerian-American artist Amarachi Nwosu, <i>Black in Tokyo</i> gives unique insights into the racial underbelly of Japan’s capital.<p>Often known …

Japan

Mesmerizing and Dreamy Pictures of Tokyo’s Nightlife

Matthieu Bühler is a French-German graphic designer and photographer based in Tokyo. In this series named “Neon Dreams”, he shows the Japanese …

Japan

The Tattooist for the Yakuza Explains Why Tattoos Should Never Be Seen

"When something becomes a fashion, it isn’t fascinating anymore."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia</i>.<p>Growing up in a conservative Muslim household, if any of my cousins had tattoos they always had to keep them hidden. Tattoos were both a religious and cultural taboo. I remember when …

Japan

The Art of the Japanese Teapot: Watch a Master Craftsman at Work, from the Beginning Until the Startling End

People all over the world enjoy Japanese tea, but few of them have witnessed a proper Japanese tea ceremony — and seeing as a proper Japanese tea …

Japan

Watch Gucci Mane Head to Europe In “Back On” Video

It’s safe to say Gucci Mane is having the best week of his life. Guwop tied the knot with the love of his life in a much-publicized wedding just this …

Gucci Mane

Watch Cardi B Play “Bodak Yellow” for a Very Awkward Audience

Cardi B‘s “Bodak Yellow” may no longer claim the top spot on the Billboard charts (here’s looking at you, Post Malone) but the star behind the …

Bodak Yellow

Watch The Flying Lotus-Scored ‘Blade Runner 2022’ Anime Short in Full

Source: CrunchyrollLush sounds and dystopian sightsIt was only a few months back that Flying Lotus revealed that he was tapped as the composer for …

Blade Runner

Design icon Jony Ive talks to style god Hiroshi Fujiwara

Hiroshi Fujiwara is without doubt a legend, widely regarded by many as <i>the</i> godfather of streetwear, the founder of cult label GOODENOUGH (GDEH), the brand that brought graphic t-shirts to Japan. In an interview with AnOther, Kim Jones said, “Hiroshi Fujiwara is an influencer in the truest sense of …

T-shirts

How And Why You Should Try Growing Moss In Your Garden

Moss is one of the most beautiful and resilient plants out there. Here's how to grow it.<p>When most of us hear the word moss, we think about a speckle …

Listening to the Voices of Trees: The Bonsai World of Kawabe Takeo

Ōmiya-based Kawabe Takeo is a bonsai artist with a difference. His groundbreaking approach has overturned the conventions of bonsai and brought him …

Japan

一度は盆栽界を追放された巨匠・小林國雄が村田倫子に人生を説く

サイト情報<p>HereNow<p>アジアを中心としたクリエイティブシティガイド。現在東京、京都、福岡、沖縄、台北、バンコク、シンガポール、ソウルの8都市で展開しています。<p>リリース情報<p>HereNowアプリ<p>HereNowアプリリリースを記念してキャンペーンをスタート。2017年8月21日(月)までにHereNow …

Porcelain Cup & Bottle Sets Inspired by Kokeshi Dolls

The 400-year old Japanese art of creating kokeshi dolls is a time-honored tradition that exemplifies the joy and beauty of handmade craft. These …

Japanese Culture

Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna Prove Who's Boss in the Video for "LOYALTY."

The collaboration between K Dot and Rihanna finally gets the video treatment.<p>Following the gorgeous, cinematic videos for previous singles "DNA." and "ELEMENT.," Kendrick Lamar has released a visual for his single "LOYALTY.," featuring the one and only Rihanna. Akin to previous videos for songs on</i> …

Kendrick Lamar

To Lure Wine Lovers, Sake Makers Learn It’s All About Rice

Brewery executive Kosuke Kuji brought his best sake to a New York booze showcase 16 years ago hoping to promote high-end Japanese rice wine to a new …

Wine

Beautiful film on a Buddhist ritual only 46 monks have completed

The Kaihōgyō is a quest to become a living Buddha through 1000 days of gruelling rituals. Ivan Olita was granted rare access to a temple near Kyoto …

Watch Vic Mensa & Pusha T in Action in the "OMG" Video

Photo Source: Youtube.<p>Last week, <b>Vic Mensa</b> dropped the video for “OMG,” his <b>Pusha T</b>-featured single from his T<i>he Manuscript EP</i>.<p>The visuals were only …