Stories

  • The Story of the Neo Silkscreen prints

    What is Neo Silkscreen?
    The Story of the Neo Silkscreen prints

    Hidden in the swirling back streets of one of Tokyo’s lively neighbourhoods one can find a printing studio that makes dreams come true.

  • The Story of Takeru Amano

    An interview with Takeru Amano
    The Story of Takeru Amano

    Takeru Amano (1977) is about 10 years old when he visits an exhibition of Keith Haring in a department store in Tokyo. What he witnesses makes a lasting impression. Haring uses the walls of the store to paint on. So instead of using paper, the young Takeru decides to spray-paint some flowers on the walls of the local swimming pool.

    It marks the beginning of his colourful career.

  • The story of Daijiro Hama

    An interview with Daijiro
    The story of Daijiro Hama

     Shimane prefecture is a magical place full of shrines and with a solid base of ancient legends. Situated in the south of Japan, somewhat above Hiroshima, it is the place where Daijiro Hama (1984) had his yōkai (monsters) fuelled childhood and where he learned about legends that would stick with him forever.

  • The story of Sato Gallery

    An interview with Sato Gallery's founder Julien Sato
    Julien Sato at Ly's studio
    Julien Sato at Ly's studio

    The best ideas arise at night and such was the case with Julien Sato. Working in Tokyo’s dazzling nightlife from a young age, he initiated events where both his passion for art and music could meet...