Horiren 1st is among the world’s most sought-after tattoo artists. But in a country where body art is considered taboo, her journey to the top hasn’t been easy.
For her series I give you my life (命預けます), photographer Chloé Jafé infiltrated the infamous Japanese crime syndicate, capturing the often overlooked lives of Yakuza wives.
This issue is a celebration of pleasure-seeking at its purest: the lessons learned when ‘excess’ and ‘extreme’ become a way of life.
Already a big hit in Japan, daytime hotel bookings are becoming more popular in Western cities – it’s just that not that many people know about them yet.
Shintaro Kago is a grandmaster of the grotesque: conjuring psychedelic illustrations that inspire as much awe as discomfort.
Travelling back and forth between Tokyo and Kamakura, photographer Shin Noguchi seeks out the extraordinary in the everyday.
Japanese street photographer Mikiko Hara shoots from the chest, allowing the camera to capture happy accidents that come as a surprise... even to her.
After moving to Kobe to become a teacher, US native Jack Goldman discovered Kitchen House – a Japanese Trap record label spearheading a new cultural movement.
Japanese singer Hatis Noit takes us to a higher plain in the latest Monday Mix, mixing classical compositions with eerie, twisted experimentalism.
The defiant artist redefined photography when he first broke onto the scene in the late ’60s, offering his viewers a fresh new way of seeing the world.
On the corner of the Shibuya Crossing, Oleg Tolstoy was met with floods of people in near-identical surgical masks. Intrigued, he began to dig deeper.
Every time cover band On A Saturday perform, they briefly transform into their idols. But this isn’t just an uncanny simulation – it’s a moment of togetherness shared with other fans.