Aspect examines what it means to engage with and experience the city.
Published by Tokyobike, Aspect shares the stories of people and communities in Tokyo and beyond, aiming to inspire readers to view familiar surroundings and daily life in a different light.
We believe that new perspectives can bring about positive change, expanding how we see the world around us.
Bundle Studio founder and interior stylist Masato Kawai’s first encounter with Mo House in 2019 proved to be a defining moment. As he learnt about the story behind the building, Kawai set out to restore the architecture to its original aesthetic. Sourcing old photographs and drawings, he used what little documentation remained to guide the refurbishment.
Shot mainly on film, Nathalie Cantacuzino’s food photography provides an intimate insight into kitchens, dining rooms and farms throughout Japan. “Whether it’s a Michelin-starred dish or a homemade meal, I want to capture food in a way that is not artificial or set up,” she says. The results are honest and raw at times, inviting the viewer to explore the stories behind the food.
Taku Bannai is the first artist to feature in Life on two wheels, our illustrated series about the simple pleasures and universal joys of cycling. Based in Tokyo, the artist creates his works using kiri-e, the art of papercutting. The resulting scenes are simple yet layered, familiar yet anonymous, clear yet open to interpretation.