The director of Onibaba and Kuroneko explores a bleak tale of isolation and quiet despair.
Osaka Show ’70 – Japanese And Spanish Pop Culture Collide
The retro-futurism of Expo 70 and the wholesome pop music of General Franco’s Spain come together.
The Flowers Of Passion: A Journey Into The Japanese Idol Underground
The mysterious, unexplored world of the strange and wonderful chika idol scene.
Doping! Records – The Rise of Japan’s DIY Idol Hip-Hop Label
The birth of an independent Japanese record label featuring underground idol acts and experimental hip-hop artists.
The Nature Of Monkey Is Irrepressible!
Celebrating the Monkey Magic of the classic martial arts fantasy TV series.
Hiroshima Metal: Introducing Oldblood
A wall of relentless, atom-bomb driven nuclear blasting metal.
Raindance 2020: The Mystery Of The Pink Flamingo
A joyous celebration of avoiding conventionality and embracing your inner kitsch.
Labyrinth Tales: The Short Films Of Shuji Terayama
The controversial and experimental films of the Japanese provocateur.
Art, Sex And Seven Days In The Snake Pit: Tokyo Elegy
Explicit sex and romantic intensity in Aryan Kaganof’s experimental drama.
The Reprobate Movie Guide For Shut-Ins: Week Two
Another selection of essential viewing to ease you through these difficult days.
Romain Slocombe’s Broken Dolls
The French artist’s challenging and unsettling medical art photography.
Ten Things We Learned At Metal Matsuri
Exploring Britain’s first festival of Japanese heavy metal.