Take Your Seat, Japan​​

Our camera turns to the forest for inspiration.

A path leads us skyward, away from the crowds, away from the everyday.

In moments, the melody of our footsteps is all that we hear.
Leaf and moss create a universal composition in tune with primal rhythms

that transcend geography, that eclipse time.

The trees welcome us.

We welcome you to Take Your Seat, Japan.

 

kanto region

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Senso-ji
Shibuya
Forest
Golden Gai
Fuji-san
Shiraito Falls
Hakone Shrine

Kansai region

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‘I watch as an aging Japanese man reads the same page of his book countless times.

His eyes want to close. His mind wants to read.

Gravity and his eyes eventually win as his book falls to his lap as he falls asleep.

How many times have I gone through that same routine?


The language of his dreams may be different, but we are connected just the same.’

Fushimi Inari Taisha
Hashigui Rocks
Todaiji Hokkedo
Nara Park
Fushimi Inari Trees
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji
Mt. Misen
Hidden Bamboo Grove
Okonuin
Nachi Falls
Dotonbori

‘We venture into an electrifying throng of happiness.

A panoply of people meld into one continuous rhythm of pure joy.

Our tripod disrupts the flow but not the mood as the crowd happily swirls around us.

One People One Planet One Life reverberates in ecstatic unison with the moment.

 

We are enthusiastically one with each other.’

Chugoku and chubu regions

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Miyajima
O-Torii
Nishio
Hiroshima Castle
Miyajima Sunset
Rice Field

‘We are mesmerized by the speed of the film being shown to us through the windows of the Shinkansen.

The locals sleep, read or text on their phones. 

Most close the window blinds to mitigate the sun’s intrusion.

They shut off access to a feature film only foreigners can really appreciate. 

 

Our exotic is their familiar.

They are missing out. I wonder how much I have missed back home.

There will be no more blinds in my future.’

Behind the scenes

We post all our favourite behind-the-scenes pictures to our Instagram. Follow us here.

Itsukushima
Nachi Falls Pagoda
Rakan
Kyoto Sunset
Kimonos
Arashiyama
Scouting Bamboo
Gion
Nara Park Deer
Scramble Sunset
Self Portrait
Tomodachi
Aichi Rice Paddy
Night Portrait
Gion Pagoda
Hello Kitty
Kumamoto Sunrise

Partners

The brands below are our true partners.

We thank each of them for making Take Your Seat, Japan a reality.

​ありがとうございました!

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