The tagline of “Subsequence” is “Arts & Crafts for the Age of Eclectic.” This experimental project will cover a wide range of arts, crafts and culture from all sorts, regardless of generation, gender or nationality. Featuring domestic and international contributors for the editing and compilation processes.
Based on the fundamental idea of unfolding new untold stories through individual perspectives, we are aiming to create a magazine that resembles the works developed by passionate craftsmen and artisans who love their craft. We offer these stories to a wide range of people, as the magazine is intended for those who have an interest in cultural lifestyles. We hope to publish stories that have been forgotten in recent years and provide a window to present the joys of wandering through and experiencing a new undiscovered world. We will publish the magazine periodically when there are stories to be told, so please look forward to it.
The new issue is accompanied by a special fashion appendix of 24 pages curated by Stephen Mann. The theme of Vol.4, “Small Talk”, will focus on the importance of time; we wanted to turn our eyes to the moments like when you enjoy a small, casual conversation with people you love.
The opening essays were written by Kanako Nishi(Author), Monique Kawecki(Editor), Shohei Takagi(Musician), Katsumi Omori(Photographer).
Our special feature titled “Three Small Talks” will bring together Keiko Mori (Documentary Director) and Suzuko Yamada (Architect), Kathleen Reilly (Artist / Metal Worker) and Minori Shirotori (Gyokusendo Store Manager), and Pico Iyer (Author) and Yoshiko Nagai (Curator) an eclectic mix of individuals with a diverse set of commonalities for carefree conversation with no set themes.
Other features will include an interview with visvim’s Hiroki Nakamura, a report exploring the near 100-year history of traditional interior design company and store, Svenskt Tenn, as well as an article on the phantom craft of Ako Dantsu hailing from Ako City in Hyogo Prefecture.
Special separate volume featuring a fashion story of visvim and WMV called “This is the Life,” by Stylist Stephen Mann.
With new perspectives on “My Experience,” an essay by Kelsi Nakamura, designer of WMV, and “SIGHTS N’ SNACKS MUNICH” by renowned New York illustrator Tamara Shopsin, ” Zen Hiker Part Three” by illustrator Jerry Ukai, “Open Wheelers and Friends” by Naito Auto, “Macetown, New Zealand Gold Rush Diary” by photographer Gentaro Ishizuka, and “Tangible & Visible,” a comic strip by Nakaban.
Contents of the fourth issue
Kanako Nishi / Monique Kawechi / Shohei Takagi / Katsumi Omori
Cover story “Three Small Talks”
Keiko Mori + Suzuko Yamada / Kathleen Reilly + Minori Shirotori / Pico Iyer + Yoshiko Nagai
Maria, Forty Years in the Making / The Legacy of Svenskt Tenn / The Mysterious Magnetism of Ako Dantsu Rugs / Reviving the Rabbit / Japan’s Disappearing Art of Developing Film / Small Talk with Hiroki Nakamura / etc
This is the Life (visvim WMV Spring and Summer 2021) / Styling by Stephen Mann
Kyohei Sakaguchi / Ao Sakaguchi / Alexander Lotersztain / Jerry Ukai / Tamara Shopin / Gentaro Ishizuka / nakaban / Takashi Tsurumi / Hiroki Nakamura / Kelsi Nakamura / etc