Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Since September 2015, photographer and founder of Kyoto Journal magazine, John Einarsen, began shooting the small buildings in the city of Kyoto and shared them on the Instagram. The buildings are so humble, captivating and unique.

The photographic series called ‘Small Buildings of Kyoto‘ was originated from two of Einarsen’s earlier projects, the Realm of Bicycle which documented bicycles found while commuting in the city of Kyoto and his photography experience in capturing the facade of narrow dwellings in the old Hoan Kiem quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Einarsen has been using iPhone to capture the delightful architectures which include houses, shops or offices, teahouses as well as the neighborhood shrine, each brimming with personality and charm.

The collection has been compiled into a book and has successfully raised $17,685 on Indiegogo. The books are already sold out as well and the team is now planning for a reprint and expansion of the project. For the moment, they are offering a Christmas special of the hand-bound limited edition of Small Buildings of Kyoto here.

More information: Facebook | Instagram | Kyoto Journal.

1. Blue Cut House

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

2. Red Roses On A Gray Day

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: Alexandra Ting – Kyoto Journal

3. Cut Salon Nagahara

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

4. Aji-No-Tatehara Is Popular For Their Croquettes (West Of Kyoto Station)

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

5. Home On Big Street

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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6. Shop Front

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: Alexandra Ting – Kyoto Journal

7. House With Hydrangeas

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

8. Small Clothing Shop In Traditional Home

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: Alexandra Ting – Kyoto Journal

9. Airing Out Futon

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

10. Odds-And-Ends Carpenter On Horikawa Street

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

11. Kyoto Tsukemono (Pickle) Shop

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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12. Neighborhood Jizo Shrine With Cd To Keep Away The Crows

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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13. Kotobuki Industries

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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14. Corner Garden

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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15. Esperanto Hall, The Place You Can Speak Esperanto In Kyoto

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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16. Shimadai Gallery On Oike Street

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

17. Traditional Japanese Sweet Shop. They Must Have Two Boys Because Of The Two Koi-Nobori

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

18. Rain Is Coming

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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19. Traditional-Modern

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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20. Hair Salon Yamashita

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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21. Kissa Apuriko

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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22. Cute Small Building

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

23. Potted Plants

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

24. Maiko Antiques

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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25. Chiffon Cake Cafe And Wedding Dress Shop

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: Alexandra Ting – Kyoto Journal

26. Trash Day

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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27. Ikebana Tools Kanetaka

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

28. Satellite Dishes On The This Boutique Look Like Mickey Mouse Ears; And Look At That Noren On The Right!

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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29. Mobus, God Loves You, Mr. Hedgie

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: Alexandra Ting – Kyoto Journal

30. Garden Of Potted Plants

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: Alexandra Ting – Kyoto Journal

31. Guesthouse Cafe With Pictures Of Audrey Hepburn Taped To Windows Of The Sliding Doors

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

32. Corner Newsstand Near Ginkakuji Temple

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

33. Interesting Doorway

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: Alexandra Ting – Kyoto Journal

34. Onigiriya-San

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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35. Closed Tobacco Stand

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

36. Arai Tofu-Ten, The Neighborhood Tofu Shop

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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37. Gray House

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

38. Coffee Shop Mitsuwa On 7th Ave

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

39. Friends Of Machiya

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: Alexandra Ting – Kyoto Journal

40. Retro Kissaten Coffee Pocket With Matching Bike

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

41. Blue And Orange Curtains

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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42. Hirata Meat Shop

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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43. Store Front

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

44. Cute Neighborhood Electric Shop

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

45. Defunct Rubber Boot Shop Kobeya, Which Was The #1 Cheapest In Japan!

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

46. Royal

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal

47. House With Sudare On Second Floor To Block Strong South Sun

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

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48. Urban Architecture

Captivating Small Buildings of Kyoto by Photographer John Einarsen

Credit: John Einarsen – Kyoto Journal



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