Having just returned from Nippon, it’s fitting that Monocle has just announced the release of their biggest book to date, all about Japan. What’s more, my good friend and Tokyo based photographer, Ben Richards has a load of work published in this beautiful creation!
The 306-page hardback behemoth takes you on a journey from snowy Hokkaido in the north to the tropical southern islands of Okinawa and, along the way, deep-dive into the worlds of culture, design, retail and more. It’s Japan revealed as never before.
“Japan may be one of the world’s biggest economies, a global leader in everything from architecture to food and a country whose brands have flourished around the world, but it remains a bit of a mystery. Somehow it is simultaneously familiar and hard to fathom – or it has been, until now. This book is the culmination of years of reporting across the country by Monocle and it delivers a unique insight into the people, places and products that define Japan.”
‘The Monocle Book of Japan’ will be released and dispatched on the 14 May, with complimentary delivery in the UK, the EU, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, the US and Canada.