Japan

Youkobo Art Space

Overlapping Tendencies

In a sepia photograph of a 1950’s building site, a young boy leans his barely contained energy towards the camera, as it in turn captures the rural features of Tokyo.

Satoyama Jujo

In the Heart of Snow Country

A hotel looms in front of me, built 150 years ago with Japanese hardwood—made to bear the weight of the snow that falls four months of the year in this region.

YAECA

On Top of Kamakura Mountain

Tetsuhiro Hattori and Kyoko Ide, founders of Yaeca, found a hidden gem on the top of Kamakura mountain.

Ystudio

And the Weight of Words

Through writing to our friends and family, we find the touching feelings, love, and tranquility between the lines, showing them our most sincere feelings and finding back the culture of writing.

Kumano Kodo

An ancient Japanese pilgrimage road consisting of a series of sacred routes that put you in touch with the strength of the Shinto nature.

I-House

A vision of mutual understanding through cultural exchanges among the people of Japan and the world.

Kyodo House

The Art of Living

In a Tokyo suburb this Kohei Nawa-inspired family home is a living statement on art, environmentalism, and a return to Japan's communitarian values.

The Rebirth of Plants

Hida

Hida is an area known for its master carpenters, the Hida-takumi, whose distinctive and impeccable technique made them highly sought after throughout history.

Kirasagi

Surrounded by the Northern Alps, the mountainous Hida region of the Gifu Prefecture is in the centre of the archipelago, 90 percent of which is forested.

Jo Nagasaka’s

Happa in Nakameguro

This Japanese architect set up the space named Happa in Nakameguro, Tokyo, where he has his own studio and very special shares mates.