Urbanist's Guide to Kyoto

Intro Kyoto ・ Aug 25, 2019

This is a series profiling interesting urban projects, reading lists, initiatives, and places for urbanists to get the gist of what is happening in a city at a glance. Email me if you, or someone you know... Keep Reading →

Honmachi Escola: In Praise Of Do It Yourselfism

InterviewHonmachi Escola, Kyoto ・ Jun 3, 2019

One thing that we've encountered and continuously been impressed by in Kyoto is the thriving culture of "make it your own." We've seen a number of sustainable self-build projects that are lodging an eloquent... Keep Reading →


最近はリノベーションブームなどというけれど、出来上がったものを 見てみると、ヴィンテージな風を吹かせただけの、ほぼ新築ばりに高 予算で他人任せなプロジェクトも多い... 読み続ける →

Basement Kyoto, Providing Spaces for Kyoto's Burgeoning Art Community

InterviewVostok Kyoto, Kyoto ・ May 7, 2019

Japan's contemporary art scene used to be dominated by Tokyo until recently and there wasn't even enough information about art communities in the other part of the country. Things have changed, and now... Keep Reading →

Updating the Real Estate Landscape Of Kyoto: Interview With Chika Kishimoto

Interview Kyoto ・ May 3, 2019

We've recently moved to Kyoto, more specifically to a creative sharehouse called REDIY, where we've been building furniture and renovating the rooms with our artistic neighbors. Before we've decided to... Keep Reading →

Magasinn Kyoto: a "Magazine" You Can Visit And Stay

Interview Kyoto ・ Apr 25, 2019

Walking around Kyoto, I've noticed a number of new guesthouses and hostels popping up every so often. The city of Kyoto saw record levels of tourists in 2018, with 15.57 million foreign and Japanese visitors... Keep Reading →

Kujo-yu: a Japanese Public Bath Newly Renovated as a Cultural Hub

PlaceKujoyu, Kyoto ・ Apr 15, 2019

There is absolutely no better way to relax after a long day than soaking in a hot good sento - Japanese traditional public bath. While hundreds of sento have closed their business in the past decades due... Keep Reading →