He travelled alone to Brazil at the tender age of 15… finally becoming a first-team choice for Santos, home of the immortal Pele.
In the early 1980s, home video was in its infancy… the result is a punky, DIY aesthetic that manages to be both simple and moving
it specializes in gibier (game) meat, but presented in a Japanese rather than French format. You cook the meat on a charcoal-fired griddle.
Yang gives a moving performance as the stuttering, socially inept ex-barber with the ring-name of “Barikan” (“Clipper”).
Imagine a cross between J.G. Ballard and “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, with elements of Kafka, Saki and magical realism
Just as you get the politicians you deserve, you get the works of art you deserve too.
A cross between a medieval hermit and a Parisian flâneur, he has apparently never left Tokyo
James Bond’s half-Japanese son or daughter would be in the prime of life today.
His blend of Aubrey Beardsley-like eroticism with sixties psychedelia helped to establish the underground ambience…
In Japan, which has made cultural appropriation a national strategy for the last 150 years, such thinking makes no sense