Architecture TV

Ryue Nishizawa Vs. Bakusho Mondai

My friend Momo — she directed all the segments of Tokyo Eye that I appeared in — has completed work on a show for NHK that will feature architect Ryue Nishizawa (of SANAA) discussing various topics with comedians Bakusho Mondai. The show will air this Tuesday (January 27) at 23:00.

From the screen grabs found on this page, it looks like they’ll be visiting some of Nishizawa’s works. Above, I believe they are standing in front of the Moriyama House, which I got to cover in one of those Tokyo Eye segments.

Games Web

Polytron Corporation Hits the Web

Jason may have left Tokyo, but he’s still up to some good stuff, including this, the official launch of a web presence for the Polytron Corporation, which includes teases of upcoming downloadable game Fez — no platform yet announced — and a mysterious iPhone title. Love the press release.


Dense Music on Vinyl

Digiki’s Dense Music project comes to a close with the release of a 12″ vinyl, from Jetset Records and Tokyo Fun Party. More details here.


Goemon Trailer

Kazuaki Kiriya’s follow-up to the visually-stunning Casshern is Goemon, and from the trailer (above), it looks like we can expect another healthy dose of celluloid eye-candy. Via Imprint Talk, which includes more details on the film.

Update (16/12/11): The video is no longer available.


Happening in Tokyo

  • Tokyo-based illustrator John Shelley will be giving a lecture called “Power Portfolios: Learn the secrets of building a better portfolio and showing it effectively” at the Tokyo Women’s Plaza on February 8 (from 13:30, 1,500 yen). The event will also include one-on-one portfolio critiques (3,500 yen, reservation required by January 25). Email for more details.
Books Design Events

Kansei Exhibition with so+ba

Catch a smaller version of the “Kansei” exhibition — held last December in Paris — at Spiral in Aoyama, until January 28. It will include a book created by so+ba for the Japanese Printing Association.



Curious about Okuribito, the Japanese film that was nominated yesterday for an Academy Award in the “Best Foreign Film” category? Have a look at this piece on N√ɬ©ojaponisme.

MoCo Loco

This Week at MoCo Loco

My weekly Tokyo post is up at MoCo Loco, this time covering Lemnos‘ Riki Steel Clock (above), D-BROS‘ Bise Chocolate, and Satoshi Nakagawa’s U-WING ballpoint pen.

Events Fashion Photography

Quolomo Yone

T-shirt label Quolomo is teaming up with photographer Yasumasa “Yone” Yonehara for the “Quolomo Yone” exhibition at Shibuya PARCO, running January 23 to February 28. Based on Yone’s “Talking About Her Sex” series for Dazed & Confused Japan, the show will include a collection of 20 t-shirt designs, available for purchase — you’ll get to buy the t-shirts online here from February 1.


Obama in Repose

You can execute many exciting poses with the Obama action figure, and one of them is resting under a kotatsu, flanked by a Famicom.