166 Seiten; zahlr. Illustr.; 30 cm; kart.


Gutes Exemplar; der farb. illustr. Einband stw. berieben. - Englisch; stw. Japanisch. - INHALT : Features -- Zen Now -- Continuing a legacy of creativity . -- Zen teaches us to be creative, not to be bound by traditional ways but rather to inherit their spirit. The goal is to learn basic Zen teachings, then express or create something new. We present the face of Zen today in the art of select individuals leading the fields of tea ceremony, bonsai, ikebana, ceramics, and cuisine. In their creativity they are shouldering the future of Japanese culture. -- Bhutan-A land of purity and prayer -- Located in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is a country long closed to outsiders. Numerous temples lie at the foot of great mountains and spirituality fills the air. We are the first magazine ever permitted to photograph inside Bhutanese temples and see firsthand how prayer resounds in every soul. Bhutan's highest-ranked Buddhist priest is our guide. We also visit four new resorts grounded in the pure spirit of the country. -- Glittering Ginza -- Since the 1800s, when brick buildings lined its streets, chic Ginza has radiated splendor, and it has lost none of its luster in the 21st century. It has always taken the lead in the nation's fashion, culture, and culinary scenes. Brimming with dazzling department stores, famous foreign-brand boutiques, and first-rate restaurants, Ginza is a paradise for shoppers and diners. We map the byways big and small to help you experience what makes Ginza great. -- Gallery -- Blue Lotus Fantasy-Photography by Tadayuki Naito -- The blue lotus does not exist in reality. But one photographer, inspired by music, has created a visual realm of fantasy that floats between this world and the afterlife. -- Comics -- Manga and the NANA Phenomenon -- Japanese comics for girls, called shop manga, are sweeping the globe. Leading the wave is the sensational success of NANA, about two larger-than-life adolescent girls. We examine the phenomenon, what's on the minds of girls today, and what kinds of characters are riveting their affections. -- People -- Beyond the Horizon-Interview with Tadao Ando -- Japan's best-known living architect has always challenged the conventional concepts of architecture. Azby Brown talks with Ando about his beliefs, creativity, and how he became one of the most sought-after architects in the world. -- Art -- Sogetsu Ikebana-Bamboo dancing in the wind -- Akane Teshigahara, head of this famed ikebana school, arranges flowers at the residence of fashion designer Junko Koshino. The two exchange views on adorning everyday spaces with flowers and the pleasures of receiving guests at home. -- Living -- Calvin Klein + Japan -- It's impossible to mistake the Japanese aesthetics and customs reflected in the Calvin Klein Home line of products. Where does the world-famous brand get its inspirations? -- Travel -- Decor and Dining in New-Old Kyoto -- Ideally located near major shrines, temples, and parks, the Hyatt Regency Kyoto is one of the latest projects of interior designer Takashi Sugimoto. The restaurants alone are worth a trip. -- Regular Features -- Works -- Bo (forgotten) in abstract and words by Toko Shinoda -- Letters -- Editor's Choice -- -Ginza's Wanotobira shop offers stationery expressing 24 mini-seasons of color. -A garden of Japanese design rises from the savannah of South Africa. You can visit. -Austrian glassware becomes a canvas for the talents of Japanese maki-e lacquer artists. -- News of Industry Stars -- -Seiko's newest treasure notes the passing hours with the chime of an antique bell. -Toyota's Lexus evolves to new heights of design and energy efficiency. -- Arts & Artists -- Three summer interviews: science artist Tomo Narashima / ceramics artist Jill Fanshawe Kato / photographer Ichigo Fujiwara -- Art & Design -- Grand opening of the Aomori Museum of Art, designed by Jun Aoki / Art installations with a dark view of society at Tokyo's Hara Museum of Contemporary Art / The fascinating world of rocks-including Japan's dry gardens-at Norwich Castle Museum in England / Taro Okamoto's restored mural opens to the public at Shiodome's Nittele Plaza / Art by quilter Sanae Hattori and tie-dye specialist Kozo Takeda on display at New York's Nippon Club Gallery -- Performing Arts -- A summer season of bunraku puppetry at the National Bunraku Theatre in Osaka / The female view of the musical Phantom in performances by the Takarazuka Revue in Hyogo prefecture / Japan's cinematic past in action films at Tokyo's National Museum of Modern Art / Special performances by taiko drummer Eitetsu Hayashi in Kyoto and Hiroshima -- Close Up -- -Artist Hiroshi Senju depicts the Chinese zodiac on the face of a watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre. -Chef Keisuke Matsushima wins a Michelin star for his restaurant in Nice, France. -- KGI Partner Hotels -- Product & Retail News -- -Clinique's new Repairwear boosts the skin's metabolism. -- Invitation to a night of JAZZ -- Enter our drawing to win complimentary tickets to one of these jazz clubs: Blue Note Tokyo, Cotton Club, and Motion Blue Yokohama -- Subscription Information / List of Distributors Abroad -- Preview of the Next Issue -- Selections from This Issue in Japanese. ISBN 4418061193