Hayashi Yoshikatsu on that famous photo of Osamu Dazai at Bar Lupin

“About the Frontispiece” by Hayashi Yoshikatsu 「口絵の写真について」林義勝 About the frontispiece Written by Hayashi Yoshikatsu The frontispiece of Dazai Osamu taken by my father, Hayashi Tadahiko, is a familiar shot—people have been exposed to it frequently via...

Taiyo Fujii | Hello, World!

From Taiyo Fujii’s “Hello, World!” 『ハロー・ワールド』藤井太洋  Hello, World! By Fujii Taiyo “Yasuhiro, that T-shirt. I’ve got one too,” says Atsushi Kuruwaze, calling me by my first name as he looks up from his plate of organic vegetable curry. His ellipse-shaped,...