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.

Current Issue

volume 06

Bilingual Japanese and English
260 × 372mm 160P

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“Harmonious” is the theme for this issue. It has been said that these days relationships between people have been weakening, and more and more people are suffering from feelings of loneliness and a sense of helplessness. Why is this though, as it can be said that words are being exchanged more than ever before over the internet and social media in a matter of seconds. Harmonious relationships are born amongst people, different geographic regions, within individual societies, and also by a connection to nature. This issue explores various forms of community and reconsiders their meaning and necessity. For the first time in years, we were able to travel abroad to conduct interviews with a variety of individuals that work in forms of expression to hear their perspectives in person, and this included Artists and Designers, Chefs, and people from Educational Institutions. Of course, this issue will also feature a robust amount of content that continues to introduce undiscovered art, craft, and cultures from all over the world. We will be delivering plenty of beautiful visuals and in-depth text for our readers this time around as well.

The opening essays were written by Yuju Wen (Author), Ben Clement (Photographer), Aya Watanabe (Scriptwriter), and Lana Porcello (Writer, Educator).

A special feature titled, “Learn together, make together, come together.”highlights interviews from Berea College in the state of Kentucky from the United States and “The Village” in the Koshihata area of Kyoto. These stories bring to light what is being practiced in each of these locations regarding the relation between people, regions, and society through the scope of making things and also takes a look at what a community should be.

In addition, a report on a dialogue between Hiroki Nakamura of visvim and Tadashi Morita, shop owner of “Komingei Morita”(Old Folk Art Morita); two articles that tell the story of a culture of pottery that bloomed in California during the 20th century under the influence of Nina de Creeft Ward and Vivika and Otto Heino, and finally an interview with Takayoshi Yamaguchi, owner and chef of “Sushidokoro Mekumi” a renowned sushi restaurant in Kanazawa.

Contents of the sixth issue

Yuju Wen/Ben Clement/Aya Watanabe/Lana Porcello

Cover story “Learn together, make together, come together.”
Berea College(KY, USA)/ The Village(Koshihata, Kyoto)

Other content

Hands, Earth, Animals: Potter Nina de Creeft Ward at Ninety/A Life in Vintage: Interview with Tadashi Morita and Hiroki Nakamura/ Tiniest Sagas vol.3: Sushidokoro Mekumi/Vivika & Otto: A Ceramic Journey through Twentieth-Century California/Open Wheelers and Friends/etc

Participating creators
Kyohei Sakaguchi/Samuel Bradley & Stephen Mann/Gentaro Ishizuka/nakaban/Jerry Ukai/Yurie Nagashima/Takashi Tsurumi/Naito Auto/Hiroki Nakamura/Kelsi Nakamura/etc

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