Hitotsu no koto oboeruto / futatsu no koto wasureru / anna ni kuyashikute / korita hazu na no ni / itsumo no yō ni shiteta koto / itsumo no yō ni dekinai / onaji mono mite mo / onaji furi shite mo nidoto / soko wa dare mo furetakunai toko sa / soko wa kesshite mitometakunai tokoro sa / dare ka ni totte ureshikute / dare ka ni totte kanashii / onaji mono mite mo / onaji koto shite mo yappari / maru de betsu no hoshi no hito mitai / oko ka betsu no hoshi no koto mitai sa / kyōmi nai koto dakedo / dō ni ka shinakereba / kyōmi nai koto da kedo / shūri wo shinakereba / neji wo shimenakucha / tēpu de tomenakucha / denchi wo kaenakucha / nanika yaranakucha / kowareteku / soko wa dare mo furetakunai toko sa / soko wa kesshite mitometakunai tokoro sa / hitotsu no koto oboeruto / futatsu no koto wasureru / anna ni kuyashikute / korita hazu na no ni (Shintaro Sakamoto - Another Planet)
YU&ME (SENTO BOOK)
Research, Writing, Book design, Graphic design, Illustration, Photography
Personnal project
112 pages, 154x198mm
2018

In Japan, Sento (public baths) are an important part of both tradition and present everyday life. I believe these are the best places to learn about local culture and one of the few places where it is easy to interact with local people. Although, those places can be quite mysterious and difficult to use properly as a foreigner. This project were for me a way to understand better and improve my experience in Japan.
Yu & Me is a 112-pages book focused on Kyoto's public bathes, filled with (un)useful notes and observations, their historical background, alongside with interviews of Kyoto sento experts, a guide of sel drawings, photographies, and more…