Ron Lam

Japan-based writer and traveller, specialising in design, lifestyle and travel journalism. Ron previously served as an editor of MING Magazine, ELLE Decoration and CREAM.


Reliving the history: Matsumoto city in Nagano prefecture

Every May, we would pay a visit to Matsumoto city in Nagano prefecture to take part in the 69 Artisan Street event.

06 2020 | issue39 Ron Lam

The taste of sayu

“What do you drink when having a meal?” A Japanese friend asked me, who was surprised to find that we don’t really drink alcohol during dinner.

04 2020 | Issue 38 Ron Lam

A thousand villagers’ happiness

Japan’s countryside is facing the pressing issue of an aged society. The local population is decreasing.

02 2020 | Issue 37 Ron Lam

Senpai and new artists

In early October this year, my husband and I finally had our wedding, years after we got married. The wedding was held at Gallery Yamahon in Iga city, Mie Prefecture, one day after my husband’s exhibition show. 

12 2019 | Issue 36 Ron Lam

The brands that refuse to conform to popular demands

My husband Masaki Kanamori is a metal artist. Recently, we have been thinking about kickstarting a brand to mass-produce some of his designs while continuing to make handcraft art pieces.

10 2019 | Issue35 Ron Lam

Physically constrained, but free in the mind—Arts from the mentally and physically challenged

A friend of mine from the upcycling fashion sector in Hong Kong recently received funding to come to Japan to study creative reuse techniques for fashion design. 

08 2019 | Issue 34 Ron Lam