Japans Secret Hideouts for Grown-Ups

Superinteressant klingendes Buch aus Japan über „Secret Hide-Outs“, macht sich sicher ganz prima neben Architecture Now! Kleine Bauten im Regal. Das großartige Pingmag hat ein Interview mit Autor und Illustrator Yuki Kageyama:

The first thing we want to ask is about when you got interested in “hide-outs”. After the Tohoku earthquake and Fukushima disaster, a lot of people in Japan are talking about alternate lifestyles and places to live. Was it this kind of conversation that inspired you to write and release your book now?

I started to think that the concept of a “secret hideout” was interesting when I used to work for a publishing company and was involved in putting together a book on how outdoor festivals are made. I thought it was interesting to create a book explaining the know-how of a socially undefined job or way of living. I also edited a book by Takahiro Nogata about how to build a secret hideout and so then I had the idea of making my own book about secret hideouts for grown-ups. And yes, the 2011 northeast Japan disaster was a big turning point for secret hideouts. Due to the kind of times we are living in surely more and more people are now creating their own spaces where they can be satisfied.

Pingmag: Yuki Kageyama: Exploring Japan’s Secret Hideouts for Grown-Ups

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