Yoshitomo Nara and LACMA's Mika Yoshitake

Interview with Artist Yoshitomo Nara at LACMA

One of the many, many pandemic-related letdowns of the year is the postponement(?) of the Yoshitomo Nara exhibit at LACMA. While I’m hopeful we’ll eventually be able to appreciate his work in person, this interview with Nara and LACMA’s Mika Yoshitake should provide at least some relief.


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Sakura Carrot Takikomi Gohan

Japanese Food Lab Home Cooking Series: Sakura Carrot Takikomi Gohan

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Watch a Virtual Performance of the Cowboy Bebop Theme Song by the Original Band

The Japanese band Seatbelts — which performed Cowboy Bebop’s opening theme, “Tank!” — grouped up recently to assemble an at-home performance for fans.