[japan jikkan Issue 004]
In addition to the feature articles, each issue of japan jikkan incorporates a theme colour and sound. Spring is here and in Japan nothing is more spring then the beautiful Sakura Flowers that shine an unprecedented ephemeral glow of happiness around the land. We minted in Sakura-iro for this issue. And our sound theme is Koijihama (lit. beach of love) is a scenic spot on Iragomisaki Cape, famous as the setting of Toson Shimazaki's poem "Yashi no Mi" (Coconut).
• Cover image: Nao Tsuda
• Image sound 004: Sounds from the sea at Koijihama Iragomisaki Cape, Aichi Prefecture
• Produced by: Takashi “Numb” Kizawa
PAST 過去 PRESENT 現在 FUTURE 未来
■百年企業 100 YEARS+ COMPANIES
Japan has more century-old companies then anywhere in the world.
Take a look inside Japanese businesses that have been operating for more than 100 years
◎Takeo Paper that arouses your sensitivity
■温故知新 OLD THINGS NEW
Innovative ideas for propelling tradition into the future.
Japanese manufacturing capturing global attention
◎Tohoku Standard Reawakening “Pride in Tohoku”
■TOUR DE SANDWICH by PAPERSKY
Sandwiches created from ingredients discovered exploring Japanese countryside!
Watch beautiful videos of Japanese people and scenery shot during the tour
Early spring Kagoshima sandwich
Traveling chef: Masayo Funakoshi
Video Production: Chance Maker
Music: Takeo Toyama
■日本を遊ぼう! HOW TO PLAY NIPPON
Traditional Japanese games are attracting new devotees all over the world.
Take up the challenge, and learn from a master!
Japanese Soul Food
Instructor: DJ Miso Shiru and MC Gohan
Video Production: Hiroyuki Yabe (Space Sparrows)
Music: Mont Blanc
Japanese men & women on a global stage!
What does it take to succeed in a foreign culture?
A way of living beyond materialism
Interviews with Japanese trailblazers with a wild imagination and a drive to succeed!
◎Yoichi Ochiai interview by Seiko Ito
The Magical World of 2035
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