Storied is inspired by the people, places, crafts, and traditions of Japan – sharing stories unearthed across an archipelago of alluring culture. As an independent magazine-cum-journal and online platform, Storied celebrates the notion of slow and sustainable journalism, touching personal narratives, and considered recommendations for the conscientious explorer. So, whether your interest is travel, design, or cultural heritage, let the pages of Storied take you on a journey into the true heart of Japan.
In this issue:
Volume One, The Kyoto Issue, sees us venture on a journey across unknown Kyoto—a setting of significance as the cultural heart of Japan and the place that we at Storied call home. In this issue we eschew the temples in favour of a photographic essay into daily life in the city, celebrating the beauty in the otherwise mundane through photographer Joe Keating’s emotive images. We break free of the city, traversing the forests and coasts of rural Kyoto, and we talk tea with the women that are pushing boundaries within the centuries-old industry. We 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.
Food & Drink
Fool #8 – The Japanese Issue
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The Passenger, Vol.1 – Japan
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Lifestyle - Travel
The Monocle Book of Japan
A celebration of the endlessly fascinating and culturally rich country of Japan, this book from the Monocle team is packed with insights and fully illustrated with stunning photography. Monocle’s latest book is an ardent paean to Japan, covering everything from design, architecture, and culture to food, fashion, and current affairs. Since it launched in 2007, […]495 SEK
Cityguide - Travel
The Monocle Travel Guide Series – Kyoto
Kyoto may be full of hushed streets steeped in tradition and hidden institutions run by kimono-clad custodians but don’t be fooled: there’s more to this captivating city than timeworn teahouses and graceful geiko. Japan’s former capital has its own distinct identity, dialect and dishes, and beyond the Buddhist temples and Zen gardens you’ll find a […]195 SEK