Kinfolk Volume 8: The Japan Issue

OUR EIGHTH ISSUE IS A GLIMPSE OF JAPAN THROUGH THE KINFOLK LENS.It highlights what we love about this unique country We cast a wide net and narrowed our focus on Japan, whose culture seems to echo many of the same principles we try to live by We are excited to share all the photographs, recipes, skills and ideas our contributors put together for this stunningly beautifulOUR EIGHTH ISSUE IS A GLIMPSE OF JAPAN THROUGH THE KINFOLK LENS.It highlights what we love about this unique country We cast a wide net and narrowed our focus on Japan, whose culture seems to echo many of the same principles we try to live by We are excited to share all the photographs, recipes, skills and ideas our contributors put together for this stunningly beautiful issue This issue is a collaborative project that involved many artists who contributed essays, photographs, ideas, paintings and films It features Interviews with Eatrip s Yuri Nomura, ceramic artist Ryota Aoki and Fog Linen s Yumiko Sekine Profiles of Oakland s Ramen Shop, the duo behind L.A s Tortoise Tortoise General Store, Tokyo Coffee Shops, Japanese expats in New York and Londoners outside a Japanese market Photo essays include Escape to Kamakura and a super kawaii family in Osaka Recipes for Cherry Blossom Macarons with Black Sesame, Salt Pickled Napa Cabbage, Wakame Cucumber Salad, Red Bean Mochi and Matcha Harvest essays on green tea, wakame seaweed and wasabi Instructions, practical skills and guides for learning shibori hand dyeing indigo fabric making origami paper blossoms and creating beautiful floral arrangements using ikebana Thoughtful essays on Japanese concepts such as wabisabi, mono no aware and ichi go ichi e the ever changing landscape of Tokyo s architecture Japanese gardens comfort food Japanese characters and a summer playlist This issue is an ode to a country and culture we deeply admire We don t consider ourselves cultural experts our approach has been smaller in scope and intimate and personal This issue is a glimpse of Japan through the Kinfolk lens it highlights what we love about this unique country, including the basic values, skills and recipes that come together to form the beautifully simple lifestyle we know is worth exploring It s doubtful that any one person, team or country can take credit for creating a simple, balanced, grounded food lifestyle, but many of our Japanese friends are excellent contenders We are eager to share all the inspiration, recipes and tips we have learned from them Editor Nathan Williams
Kinfolk Volume The Japan Issue OUR EIGHTH ISSUE IS A GLIMPSE OF JAPAN THROUGH THE KINFOLK LENS It highlights what we love about this unique country We cast a wide net and narrowed our focus on Japan whose culture seems to echo man

  • Title: Kinfolk Volume 8: The Japan Issue
  • Author: Kinfolk Magazine
  • ISBN: 9781941815007
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Kinfolk Volume 8: The Japan Issue”

    1. Technically this is a magazine, as it comes out four times a year, though this is called 'Volume' 8, not 'Issue' 8 if that makes any difference to you. The main thing that makes it closer to a book is that it has literally NO advertising of any kind. Not even one page! Amazing in this day and age. Although you have to pay more for it, obviously. But it's worth it with carefully curated material like this. Obviously, it has been well-designed by people who know their stuff. And in this case, it's [...]

    2. This is the first issue of Kinfolk that I ever read. I don't remember how I came across it, and I originally read it online, but I loved it enough to subscribe immediately. It's been almost two years since I read this issue, and in the meantime I ordered a copy of the physical magazine, so today while I'm home on sick leave, I curled up in a chair next to the window and read it to see if I liked it just as much as I did the first time. And the short answer is yes. The article on Soul Food remind [...]

    3. Amazing.There were so many interesting articles, tips, instructions, insights and opinions into All Things Japan, reminding me of my time there, and having me wish so much that I could revisit.The photographs are beautiful. The design of the magazine is beautiful. I never expect any less of Kinfolk, of course.

    4. As always, beautiful, ethereal, and practical. Highlights for me included the recipe for Read Bean Mochi (includes dough and filling) and the essay, Keeping Time.

    5. I'm not sure if I understand all the fuss. It is very beautiful, but without much depth. And this is obviously a personal issue, but I found the font extremely tiny.

    6. Beautiful. Also, the font is waaaay too small for comfortable reading. Here's hoping the Kinfolk crew change it to someone people over age 25 can see and enjoy.

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