Best of CH 2022: Most Popular

Food, travel, culture, cars, art, design and more in our most-read features from the year

Every day, we publish articles that cover a breadth of topics all linked by the intention to satisfy, inform and inspire. From artistic festivals to community-minded endeavors, travel guides and more, much of our site’s subject matter mirrors many of our own interests and never-ending curiosity. The following articles are the most visited of this year, so evidently they resonated with our readers, too. Whether you …

Inside The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon

An oasis in the sky, designed by the internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma

Even before guests arrive to the check-in desk on the verdant 31st floor lobby of The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon, they pass through several sensory indicators that they’ve entered an EDITION hotel. On the ground floor of the 38-story tower—of which the EDITION populates floors 31 to 36—there’s a dedicated pedestrian entrance dressed in pristine black marble. Then, of course, there’s the signature Le Labo scent suffusing the …

The Obsessed: Otaku, Tribes, and Subcultures of Japan

Tokyo-based photographer Irwin Wong’s The Obsessed: Otaku, Tribes, and Subcultures of Japan seeks to explore Japanese subcultures across various regions. With profiles on 40 individuals (including DJ Sumirock, the world’s oldest professional club DJ, and Kobayashi Hideaki, the “Sailor Uniform Grandpa”) as well as groups of people with a shared passion (like the Tanganmen who wear one-eyed masks), the book features interviews, essays and plenty …