Photographer Captures Small Yet Utterly Delightful Buildings In Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan, may be well known for its grand old temples and stately imperial villas, but one long-time resident decided to shine the spotlight on the beauty of the city’s more humble architecture.
About a year ago, photographer and founder of Kyoto Journal magazine, John Einarsen, began shooting an Instagram series called “Small Buildings of Kyoto” on his iPhone during his daily bicycle journeys around town. He has since taken over 200 images of homes, businesses, workshops, as well as the odd neighborhood shrine and teahouse — each one brimming with personality and charm. We told him we really ought to compile a book out of some of these photos. And that’s just what he did.More info: Instagram

1 Red Roses On A Gray Day

2 Home On Big Street

3 Small Clothing Shop In Traditional Home

4 Cut Salon Nagahara

5 Odds-And-Ends Carpenter On Horikawa St

6 Kyoto Tsukemono (Pickle) Shop

7 Neighborhood Jizo Shrine With Cd To Keep Away The Crows

8 Aji-No-Tatehara Is Popular For Their Croquettes (West Of Kyoto Station)

9 Airing Out Futon

10 Blue Cut House

11 Shop Front

12 House With Hydrangeas

13 Kotobuki Industries

14 Hair Salon Yamashita

15 Corner Garden

16 Potted Plants

17 Esperanto Hall, The Place You Can Speak Esperanto In Kyoto

18 Chiffon Cake Cafe And Wedding Dress Shop

19 Shimadai Gallery On Oike St

20 Traditional-Modern

21 Garden Of Potted Plants

22 Traditional Japanese Sweet Shop. They Must Have Two Boys Because Of The Two Koi-Nobori

23 Closed Tobacco Stand

24 Retro Kissaten Coffee Pocket With Matching Bike

#25 Urban Architecture

26 Rain Is Coming

27 Kissa Apuriko

28 Guesthouse Cafe With Pictures Of Audrey Hepburn Taped To Windows Of The Sliding Doors

29 Cute Small Building

30 Trash Day

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