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PARKHOTEL MONDSCHEIN

A Rich Cultural History Combined with a Refined Design Aesthetic at this Modern Luxe Hotel

FUFU KYOTO

An Intimate Luxury Hotel that Entwines Traditional Japanese Dining, Architecture and Hospitality with Modern Elegance

JACQUEMUS PARIS

A Pure Interior Led By Playfulness and Surprise

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

The Charred-Brick 'Black Box' Presenting The Beauty Of Theatre & Performance

GAIA

British Artist Luke Jerram’s Explores The Vastness of Our Earth

Honouring ISSEY MIYAKE

The Legacy Remains: Merging Art & Fashion, East & West, Tradition & Technical Innovation

UNITED PLACES BOTANIC GARDENS

Local and Luxurious, A Melbourne Boutique Hotel That Gets It Right

Naoshima Ryokan ROKA

Designed by Okayama-based studio Nottuo, a New Modern Stay on Japan’s ‘Art Island’

Restaurang ÄNG

NORM Architects Creates A Light-Filled Glasshouse For The Michelin-Starred Restaurant

JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BAMBOO WEAVING

In The Quiet Backstreets Of Kyoto's South Higashiya, Find A Master Craftsman

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE SS23

As Ever, The Joy Of Movement & Ease of Pleats Prevails

Serpentine Pavilion 2022

Artist Theaster Gates Designs the 21st Pavilion

BRUT-AL

Argentinian-Australian Designer Alexander Lotersztain's Ode to Brutalism

Serpentine Pavilions 2000-2021

A Champ Online Retrospective Of Two Decades of The Radical Architectural Event

PURE FORM

The Art Gallery of South Australia Presents Japan's Avant-Garde Ceramics

KABIRA & KANGRI

The Beauty Of Indian Textile Craftsmanship In ISSEY MIYAKE Sub-Brand HaaT's SS22 Collection

RYO KASE

A Closer Look At The Talented Japanese Actor

September, 2015
Ryo Kase, Tokyo, 2014 © Shin Hamada for Ala Champ

With a calm and reserved demeanour and a genuine dedication to the art of acting, find well-respected and renowned Japanese actor Ryo Kase featured in films alongside Clint Eastwood, Gus van Sant and Takeshi Kitano. Born in Yokohama and raised in the States, his background provides him with an alternative perspective that draws him to Japanese and Korean arthouse films by Hong Sang-soo, to American-produced commercial blockbusters.

Ryo’s integrity is as strong as his talent, and his passion for film admirably irrepressible.

Ryo Kase was featured in Ala Champ Issue 8 (2014)
Photography: Shin Hamada for Ala Champ
Words: Joanna Kawecki

Ryo Kase, Tokyo, 2014 © Shin Hamada for Ala Champ
Ryo Kase, Tokyo, 2014 © Shin Hamada for Ala Champ
Ryo Kase, Tokyo, 2014 © Shin Hamada for Ala Champ
Ryo Kase, Tokyo, 2014 © Shin Hamada for Ala Champ
Ryo Kase, Tokyo, 2014 © Shin Hamada for Ala Champ
September, 2015