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Issue 4: Tokyo Rising

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Eyes light up when mentioning Japan. It is an immersive place, a way of life, with its own history and culture. The title ‘Tokyo Rising’ is a nod toward characters like Godzilla crashing through skyscrapers on screen in the 1950s. The hyper nature of the new clashing with the old, and the sense of renewal and energy that it brings.

The west has long had a fascination with Japanese culture, giving rise to the term ‘Japanophile’. Here we arrive at 13 things that have caught our imagination.

The best sashimi is based around freshness. The eyes of the fish should sparkle, and the flesh be bright and firm.
Tokyo Rising Concept, Art Direction and Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc, Photography: Kate Mathis, Recipes & Food...
Tokyo Rising Concept, Art Direction and Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc, Photography: Kate Mathis, Recipes & Food...
Ramen is the ultimate Japanese comfort food, with humble origins.
Tokyo Rising Concept, Art Direction and Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc, Photography: Kate Mathis, Recipes & Food...
Soba noodles consist of just two things: buckwheat flour and water, yet learning to prepare them well takes practice.
The Japanese fashion house led by Rei Kawakubo continues to break boundaries, always with the ethos of creating the...
At a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese bed and breakfast, one sleeps on tatami mats and participates in the onsen bathing...
Fluke with Asian Pear, Plum and Blossoms Concept, Art Direction and Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc, Photography:...
HAMACHI SASHIMI WITH JALAPEÑO Concept, Art Direction and Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc, Photography: Kate Mathis, ...
The best sashimi is based around freshness. The eyes of the fish should sparkle, and the flesh be bright and firm.
This redcurrant and rhubarb jelly takes inspiration from cherry blossom jelly, known as ‘Wagashi Sakura’, and is paired...
COFFEE SWIRLED SAKE JELLY Concept, Art Direction and Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc, Photography: Kate Mathis, ...
The traditional Japanese drink made from fermented rice has been consumed and used forreligious ceremonies for over...
Soba noodles consist of just two things: buckwheat flour and water, yet learning to prepare them well takes practice.
Ramen is the ultimate Japanese comfort food, with humble origins.
The traditional Japanese drink made from fermented rice has been consumed and used forreligious ceremonies for over...
Combining Eastern forms with the plywood moulding technique developed by Charles and Ray Eames, the gently curving...
The best potters are seen as national treasures, with an eye for detail and steady hand that comes from decades of ...
Washi is the traditional Japanese craft of making paper.
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