Over two years ago John Einarsen the founder of Kyoto Journal magazine and long-time Kyoto resident started a hit photo series on Instagram on the hidden gems of Kyoto’s architecture, namely its small buildings.
It became the basis for the book that was published in 2016: Small buildings of Kyoto, which was featured in this wonderful blog post: Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen. The book quickly raised $17,685 on Indiegogo and is sold out by now.
Since John just couldn’t stop taking pictures and the book was such a success, they just released a new volume sharing his perspective on the city, which is a testament to the enduring charm of Kyoto’s everyday architecture:
“Kyoto is famous for its masterpieces of Japanese architecture including many listed as National Treasures, Important Cultural Properties and World Heritage…
Yet when visitors ask me what to see, I often recommend just walking of cycling aimlessly though Kyoto’s backstreet neighbourhoods…
…It is here that the modest magic of the ordinary reveals itself.”– John Einarsen
The book contains 96 new photographs. The Sales of the book support the printing of Kyoto Journal. It can be purchased here.
And if you are still searching for Christmas gifts you can even have it wrapped in a handmade Tenugui. Just be sure to order by Tuesday 6th to have it shipped until Christmas.
1. High Balcony
2. House in the Furukawa Shopping Arcade
3. White Door
4. After-school Tutors “Yours”
5. House with Poster
6. Sanmi Sangen House
7. Ginka Coffee Shop
8. Machiya for The Heisei/Modern Area