Spoon & Tamago’s 10-Year Anniversary

Last week we were in Tokyo to celebrate a very special milestone: 10 years of writing about Japanese art, design and culture on Spoon & Tamago. Although we prefer to remain behind the curtains and let the artists we feature shine, we couldn’t help but resist a very special offer and meaningful recognition from Stephen Globus and the Globus Family, who hosted a dinner in Tokyo with 100 of our favorite artists and designers. It was followed by an after-party featuring a private performance by Japanese band KAO:S. Honestly, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate.

Below are some photos from the event, and above is a video that we produced for our 10-year anniversary that debuted during the dinner (there’s also a Japanese version here). Our only regret is that we couldn’t invite more people, especially our readers who have supported Spoon & Tamago over the years and helped take us to where we are today. We do hope we have a chance to meet up at future events but for now, please accept this note as a token of our gratitude. Thanks for reading and we look forward to more great years!



  1. I’ve written before and will say again, I believe you have the best blog on the internet. You’re writing is word for word always informative, interesting, and seemingly effortless. My contact with Japan has been through my documentary work, film and exhibition. You may find reference online or perhaps even hear from friends about my major project, Nagasaki Journey, about the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. The project was created years ago for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing. One of the key collaborators on the exhibition, which opened simultaneously in New York City, San Francisco, and Nagasaki, was Maya Ishiwata. With her husband Chris Pichler of Nazraeli Press, Maya has continued to work in the field of photography. You may also have encountered Maya in Tokyo at some point. Cities are huge but the circle of personal contacts often reduces them to villages. Thank you for your great work. You’re an exemplar of writing and presentation. Here’s to your next decade. Christopher Beaver

  2. Congratulations! I hope you keep up many years more!

  3. Congratulations for the 10 years of a great blog.

  4. Congratulations ! Time flies… Keep up the good work, your blog is smart, humble and always inspiring for Japan lovers and beyond.

  5. Happy anniversary S&T 🙂

    BTW, Vimeo is banned here in Indonesia (and other countries) because they make little effort to restrict the viewing of content hosted on their site that most would deem inappropriate for children. YouTube is still allowed here though – for now. Something to consider if broad distribution is important to you. Of-course it is possible to post to both sites.

  6. Congratulations I’ve been reading for years, one of the best blogs on the net for sure.

  7. Happy 10th anniversary!

  8. Happy anniversary. Always look forward to your posts. Am looking forward to the next 10 years of posts too. And your video is so very special, thoughtful, respectful and lovely. Just like all you do.

  9. Congrats! I’m a big fan of S&T since 2012. When I discovered the blog I even read all the past entries until then. Thanks for introduce me the Japan you have been exploring. Happy aniversary and please, keep going!!!

  10. Congratulations! May you live and write for many years to come! It is a real treat to read about Japan and use the tips on an actual visit to Japan – I cherish my sugar goldfish lollipop 🙂

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