japanesesong

About

about

From the rolling green hills of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, David took a trip to Japan. Along his journey, he met a Japanese boy named Koichi. He wore dark glasses and came from a large old apartment block surrounded by pear trees in a town outside of Tokyo. Together they ate green tea pancakes in Kyoto and walked across a bridge almost a thousand years old. Soon they discovered they both loved to travel. And so here they are, renting cars, catching ferries and taking planes, individually recording their thoughts and experiences in this simple travel journal.

南アフリカ・緑の丘が続く、クワズール・ナタール州から来た、ディビットは日本・京都を旅行中に、コウイチとういう日本人の男に会った。黒縁のメガネをかけた彼は、梨畑に囲まれた団地から、西側・京都へ遊びにきていた。彼らは、抹茶パンケーキを一緒に食べ、大昔からある橋・渡月橋を渡った。すぐに彼らは旅が好きなことがわかり、二人は、車や船、飛行機などを使い一緒に旅行することにした。
その旅路を、それぞれが感じだこと、思ったことをここに綴っています。

Travelling favourites?

Temple or Shrine?

David : Ryoanji and Saihoji – both in Kyoto.
Koichi : Suzumushi Temple. If you go there, you can enjoy a talk by a monk.

Music albums?

David : Teen Dream – Beach House, Visions – Grimes
Koichi : Within and Without – Washed Out, Finally We Are No One – mum

Coffee shop?

David : Shozo Cafe in Nasu
Koichi : Cafe Vivement Dimanche in Kamakura

Museum or gallery?

David : Chichu Art Museum in Naoshima and White Cube in London
Koichi : 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa

Place to stay?

David : Beniya Mukayu in Kanazawa and Claska Hotel in Tokyo
Koichi : Michelberger Hotel in Berlin and KEX Hostel in Reykjavic.

Favourite trip so far?

David : Hong Kong
Koichi : Okinawa, Berlin and Stockholm