STORIED is a new independent magazine inspired by the people, places, crafts, and traditions of Japan. In their own words: "STORIED is made for people seeking a connection to unknown characters and hideaways that are longing to be visited...So, whether your interest is travel, design, or cultural heritage, let the pages of STORIED take you on a journey into the true heart of Japan."
Volume One takes readers on a journey through Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan:
"We eschew the temples in favour of a photographic essay into daily life in the city, celebrating the beauty in the otherwise mundane through friend and photographer, Joe Keating’s, emotive images. We traverse the forests and coasts of rural Kyoto, and we talk tea with the women in Wazuka that are pushing boundaries within the centuries old industry. We also visit the world of traditional tattooing, an art form overtly discouraged in Japan yet one steeped in spiritual history, discussing what it means to perform the technique in present-day Kyoto, a city known for its strict adherence to cultural rules.
And this is just the beginning. The Kyoto Issue is full of emotive experiences, inspirational stories, and stunning design."