Within the past few months a new Kapital store opened up in their hometown of Kojima, Okayama. The store was the local library and takes its name from the buildings […]
3 disposable cameras and a lot of miles, this is the culmination of those ingredients. No narrative this time folks.
Satsuma-yaki is a type of pottery distinct to Kagoshima. The style is muted, and simple. They resemble the folk crafts of old. Yanagi Soetsu, a great promoter of the mingei or folk […]
Many of you are familiar with the Kapital clothing brand, some may even be well-versed in the anthology of catalogs they have done over the years. I asked Kvatek if […]
The dark and damp kura; in English it means storehouse, or barn. However, there are so many types of kura. They are a treasure box for rediscovering the past of rural […]
The old name for this area is Satsuma. Kagoshima is a large prefecture with rugged verdant mountains. We recently paid a visit to our family’s property at the edge of […]
The natural rustic charm, unintentional refinement: these are what give Okinawa its unique aesthetic. In part 1 and part 2 of this series I wanted to share the unique elements […]
Naha is a city unlike other big cities in Japan. In the first part I introduced Naha through the icon of the city and the island, the shisa. There are […]
Summer for Kapital is a hazy Aloha-spirited trip around Ohau. From verdant coastline and palm tree-lined streets to, a military airport and a temple garden. There is also a surprise […]
Kapital gets a lot of their influence from outside of Japan. The people they meet when they shoot the books, and their fans and followers also influence their products and […]
After I finished visiting every Kapital store back in 2008 I got these as a gift. Have been wearing them every winter ever since.
The small port town of Kojima in Okayama prefecture is the home and birthplace of Kapital. I came down to visit the monthly “Back Yard Day”. The atmosphere is very […]
Surf Cowboys celebrates the 30th catalog for the company and 10 years of Hirata Vs. Kvatek. The visionary pair have been working together for a long while and I congratulate […]