Japan plays host to the ultimate showdown between Tradition and the forces of the New. Zen and samurai encounter high-tech. Manga takes on the Katsura Imperial Villa. It’s not the New alone that becomes the future, nor simply Tradition that endures; it is the offspring of the two that lasts. Big 26 turns a modern gaze onto Japanese traditions. Art Direction: Markus Kiersztan Design: Garland Lyn, David Lee Contributors: Kyoichi Tsuzuki, Soseki Natsume, Kishin Shinoyama, Luis Sanchis, Kyuyoh Ishikawa, Takashi Homma, Shinro Ohtake, Hiroshi Nakao, Schoerner, Ko Kitamura, Takeshi Shimajiri, Naoko Yamada, Masayuki Yoshinaga, Leonard Koren, Daido Moriyama, Mitsuaki Iwago.