The Kyoto Issue takes readers on a journey across unknown Kyoto — a setting of significance as the cultural heart of Japan and the place that STORIED call home. The Kyoto Issue is full of emotive experiences, inspirational stories, and stunning design.
About this issue:
They eschew the temples in favour of a photographic essay into daily life in the city, celebrating the beauty in the otherwise mundane through friend and photographer, Joe Keating’s, emotive images. They traverse the forests and coasts of rural Kyoto, and talk tea with the women in Wazuka that are pushing boundaries within the centuries old industry. They also visit the world of traditional tattooing, an art form overtly discouraged in Japan yet one steeped in spiritual history, discussing what it means to perform the technique in present-day Kyoto, a city known for its strict adherence to cultural rules.