japan

BENI

'Beni' is the pigment of Safflowers which came to Japan across the sea, in the ancient times. High quality "Beni "that has been purified by the ash of goosefoot and acid of plum, glitters with a green colour at after drying. The technique to extract the "Beni" has been handed down in secrecy.

Tatara Samurai

In 16th century Japan, a young man has to choose between becoming a master steel maker like his father and grandfather before him, or becoming a samurai so that he can help protect his village from attacks by the various clans which want the high-quality steel made there.

The ALBINO’S TREES

Yuku is a hunter who works for animal damage control programmes in the mountains of central Japan. In order to afford the medical bills for the treatment of his mot...