Mai Shiotani has published her first essay collection, ""I wanted to go to a world not here". I have known her since my days at Kyoto University of Arts, and she was also the first staff member of the art gallery DMOARTS. I had a chance to talk with her for the first time in a long time, since she came back as an auteur.
Mitsutoshi Takesue is the owner of organ, a long-established select store located at the west exit of Ohashi Station in Hakata. He has spent the last 30 years traveling around the world to collect "lovely things" from France, Sweden, Finland, and other countries. And what we can see from them.
Guangzhou is a vast port city and a major economic center in the northwest of Hong Kong. We received a report from inoken, who works as a photographer and apparel designer, and also organizes club events and creates graphic arts.
Xiamen is a beautiful city in the southern part of Fujian Province, China. DFU is a creator who runs "Thank you cafe bar" in this exotic city, and transmits music and culture.We asked him to report on his unique private life in Xiamen.
Sapporo-based artist Toshihiko Shibuya's land art project "Snow Pallet" is a simple yet beautiful installation that uses outdoor objects to create vivid colors on the snow. This year's "Memories of Winter", the 13th in a series of four-month long installations at the Sapporo Park Hotel, is a warning to the people of Hokkaido about global warming, as the amount of snowfall in the island is decreasing every year.