BERLINIPPON edition #1

This week’s edition features stories about a new festival in Shinjuku celebrating the cultural connection between Japan and Germany, an art project changing the faces of people in Berlin and Tokyo, a GoPro video of a screaming skier at Mt. Niseko in Japan, hilarious azuki bean beards and a collection of Japanese commercials featuring foreign […]

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Toshio Hosokawa – Matsukaze

»Matsukaze« is among the best-loved classics of Japanese Noh Theatre. The sisters Matsukaze and Murasame are each in love with the same man; their feelings however remain unrequited in this life. Years after death the sisters’ spirits revisit this world in tireless pursuit of their beloved. With the world première of »Matsukaze« Sasha Waltz follows […]

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The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate (2013)

On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence, leaving behind a legacy of masterpieces and a controversy that echoes to this day. The man was Yukio Mishima, one of Japan’s greatest and most celebrated novelists. With four members of his own private army – […]

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