Lessons from Japan

A handmade book that documents the time I lived in Tokyo, Japan through photos and essays

When

Summer 2019, Tokyo

What

Editorial design

Summary

In the spring and summer of 2019, I spent four months living and studying in Tokyo, Japan. This book is an amalgam of my photos, drawings, keepsakes and observations from that time. The book includes photos around themes, interwoven with 9 different essays that reflect on Japanese culture and how I could personally learn from it. 

This book is made from Japanese paper (from Itoya in Ginza) and Japanese bound. It was printed at Keio Media Design, in Hiyoshi, Kanagawa, Japan. The effort to produce this single item as a result of a period in time and place, is an effort to remember and record a deep, chaotic, culturally challenging experience that is (and may be more so in the future) personally and professionally significant.

The book on display at the Work In Progress Show, Royal College of Art, January 2020

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