Lodestars Anthology is not your traditional travel magazine. Focusing on one country per issue, it is instead an independent publication all about place, journeys and discovery. Made up of a collection of guides, interviews, essays, photographs and illustrations, the focus is on capturing colour and verve. By looking at a destination’s history, charm, quirks, secret corners and fascinating residents, Lodestars Anthology aims to encapsulate the essence of a country in a very fresh way.
In this issue:
— Wabi-Sabi City: a place of Geisha and gardens, the ancient capital of Kyoto captures all that is beautiful about Japan’s complicated past
— Japanese botanical sculptor Azuma Makoto talks about his floral artistry, and co-founding Jardins des Fleurs
— Getting to the heart of Japanese flavours with Maori Murota, chef and author of Tokyo Cult Recipes
— Writer Cameron Zeyd Lange hikes up Mount Asahi-dake, the highest point of Hokkaido
— And discovering the warmth of Okinawa, a place where symbolism abounds and nothing is without purpose