Eren Sarigul: Across Japan by Eren Sarigul
It takes a particular blend of curiosity and courage to dive into a culture foreign to your own. In Across Japan, photographer Eren Sarigul takes us on a wide-eyed journey through the beautiful country that has fascinated him since he was a boy in south London.
Born into a family with deep roots in Istanbul, Eren grew up bilingual and frequently visited relatives in Turkey. But it was the Japanese exchange students his family hosted that planted a dream of one day travelling much farther east. Across Japan documents this young photographer's travels from the streets of Tokyo, to the enchanted forests of Yakushima, to the mountains of Nagano and back again. His lifelong love affair with Japan's geography, its cultures, and its people are evident on every page.