INTOUCH Magazine

Spreading the Craic

Spreading the Craic

As the Club prepares to throw its St Patrick’s Day bash on March 1, Irish Members explain the importance of retaining ties to home.

It’s something almost all Irish understand: sooner or later, it’s time to leave.

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Roots and Grooves

Roots and Grooves

Set to perform at Hanami Night on April 5, Masaru Yamakage explains his journey from heavy metal axeman to shamisen disciple.

Masaru Yamakage meticulously unpacks his disassembled shamisen from its case. He rejoins the segmented neck to the body and begins to tune the three strings. With dark, untamed curls to his shoulders, he looks more devil-may-care front man than traditional instrumentalist.

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The Art of Letting Go

The Art of Letting Go

Ahead of her Club exhibition this month, ceramist Mieko Yuki explains how relinquishing control is at the core of creativity.

A text is an object in and of itself, with its own life, its own meaningful possibilities and its own potential for impact.”

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What’s in a Word?

What’s in a Word?

Ahead of his appearance at the Club this month, prolific translator Alex O Smith discusses the joy of storytelling.

In The Devotion of Suspect X, Keigo Higashino presents readers with a tantalizing intellectual battle: what happens when a brilliant mathematician and a genius physicist go toe-to-toe over the gruesome murder of a man who tried to extort his ex-wife?

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