Japan: single malt superpower

January 4, 2017 in Economy

A small entrepreneur from Japan and a great Japanese whisky

A dialogue on design Europe versus Japan - Alessandro Benetton blog

A dialogue on design: Europe versus Japan

October 9, 2013 in Contemporary Art

My recent visit to Japan led me to prompt a dialogue on design between Sam Baron, head of design at Fabrica, and Ryu Yamamoto, a Japanese designer and architect on his team.

The tea ceremony: the ritual of taste - Alessandro Benetton blog

The tea ceremony: the ritual of taste

October 7, 2013 in Philosophy

A Zen ritual made up of steady and slow movements, and is a sublime synthesis of rules of behaviour inspired by principles established centuries ago: harmony, respect, purity and tranquillity.

Postcard from Japan: harmony of opposites

October 4, 2013 in Images

Every visit to Japan reconciles the spirit and more. That perpetual balance between tradition and modernity, where the charm of tradition clashes and blends on a daily basis with new cultures and cutting-edge technology, makes me feel good.