Japanese Living: Two Rich Resources

Japanese Living: Two Rich Resources

Sarah Coffey
May 7, 2009

This beautifully balanced interior comes from the cover of writer Amy Katoh and photographer Shin Kimura's book, Japan Country Living, an exploration of traditional homes in rural Japanese villages. The two also collaborated on an earlier book, Japan: The Art of Living that focuses on houses and apartments in the Tokyo area. Written in the early 1990s, both books are comprehensive catalogs of Japanese style that have enjoyed multiple print editions...

Amy Katoh is an American who moved to Japan in the 1960s and opened up a shop in Tokyo, Blue and White, specializing in traditional and modern Japanese crafts. She also has a third book worth checking out, Blue and White Japan. Photographer Shin Kimura has worked for Paris Vogue and Metropolitan Home.

Japan Country Living
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Review from Ouno Design
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Japan: The Art of Living
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Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop
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(Images: Shin Kimura photographs from Japan Country Living and Japan: The Art of Living)

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