Japan’s capital city for over 1000 years, Kyoto is the country’s cultural and spiritual heart. Picturesque temples and prewar machiya – traditional townhouses – populate its historic districts, and are what most visitors expect to see. But one of Kyoto’s many gifts is for finding new ways to use and preserve its ancient appearance while continuing to evolve.
In Kyoto introduces photographer Taro Moberly, who guides readers through the many faces of his adopted hometown. His images capture the mystery of the city’s traditional architecture, bamboo gardens, and luscious sakura. He then turns his distinctive eye to Kyoto’s more modern areas and street photography, layering them with the same atmospheric allure. Sprinkled throughout In Kyoto are traditional poems about the city, in both English and Japanese, to add another dimension of time to the images.