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Yûgiri (Evening Mist)
Genji crests (Genji-mon) are 54 different rectilinear emblems, each associated with one of the 54 chapters of the Genji monogatari („Tale of Genji,“ early eleventh century, written by Murasaki Shikibu).
Genji crests (see Table of Genji-mon), also called Genji-kô („Genji incense“), were apparently first derived from one of the traditional incense ceremonies in which participants burned combinations of 5 primary scents from 25 different packets, each marked with a unique symbol.
Eventually, these 25 symbols were expanded to 54, corresponding to the Genji chapters. Other influences on the particular forms of these crests may have been the tally markers or vent patterns of the incense burners used in the ancient game of incense guessing, called awase-kô („fragrance game“ or „incense contest“). The game challenged players to identify burning incense when small slivers of various fragrant tree resins were placed on pieces of mica and burned over charcoal in a kôrô (incense burner). Players had their guesses tallied and the one with the most correct guesses was the winner.
Vivre Le Japon concilie la liberté d’un voyage individuel avec le sentiment de sécurité procuré par les voyages organisés.
En proposant un hébergement totalement indépendant dans une maison traditionnelle et la mise à disposition d’un ‚travel angel‘, véritable ange gardien autochtone et francophone, Vivre Le Japon offre une immersion dans la vie quotidienne de Kyoto et Tokyo propice à une véritable rencontre des japonais et leur culture.
Le (meilleur) gâteau chez Ghost
PauseTalk is a regular series of events that take place at Cafe Pause (2-14-12-1F Minami-Ikebukuro, 03-5950-6117) on the first Monday of every month, with a start time of 19:30. The idea is to create a forum where Tokyo-based creatives can get together and discuss their own projects, as well as cultural currents of the city. If you’re interested in joining us, attendance is open to one and all. The next PauseTalk happens June 5
Momoyo Kaijima ist Gastdozentin an der ETH mit Städtisches Einfamilienhaus (urban detached house).
Atelier Bow Wow (Walker Art Center)
Leaders of a new generation of Tokyo architects, Tsukamoto and Kaijima are proponents of what they have named da-me, or no-good, architecture. Multilayered structures with varied uses (underpass + cinema + bar + barbershop + store, for example), these buildings epitomize a new creative, adaptive aesthetic that is the quintessence of Tokyo.