In 2016, John Einarsen started shooting the unassuming, everyday architecture of the city he calls home, for Kyoto Journal's Instagram page. Yes, you remember that Bored Panda post from last year? Well, as it turns out, the project is still not over!

Two years in and John's online collection falls just short of 400 images. And he's decided to make the second book too.

I asked him whether anything has changed in his approach since the project began, to which he answered:

"I think to begin with I was drawn more to the buildings with more obvious quirks, perhaps because I was thinking about how viewers would respond, to create a sense of novelty...The project is still all about showing this other side of Kyoto that is largely ignored, but I think that looking at the images now, viewers might notice they have mellowed or toned down, so maybe you need to look at them a little longer, ponder the details to appreciate them fully..."

Still, I hope they charm your socks off!

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#1 House With Bamboo Frontage: Still Freshly Green

House With Bamboo Frontage: Still Freshly Green

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Night Owl 3 months ago

Wow, this looks nice and very unique and innovative

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#2 Tree

Tree

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Ruby Brook 3 months ago

So artsy! Needs more upvotes.

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#3 Night Bookstore

Night Bookstore

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Ruby Brook 3 months ago

This looks so cozy. A perfect place to curl up with a book in a corner.

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#4 Cool Abode

Cool Abode

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Mimi 3 months ago

I wanna have that!!!

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#5 Summer

Summer

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Aunt Messy 3 months ago

I've walked past this house many times. As with most other houses of this type, it's beautiful.

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#6 Cozy Abode

Cozy Abode

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sharron lynn parsons 3 months ago

Extremely nice !!!

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#7 Beautiful Window

Beautiful Window

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sharron lynn parsons 3 months ago

I like this !!!

#8 After The Rain

After The Rain

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sharron lynn parsons 3 months ago

Attractive entrance !!!

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#9 Nakamura’s Coffee House

Nakamura’s Coffee House

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Ruby Brook 3 months ago

Aw so cute! I want to drop by and get a cup of coffee here. Just have to book a 20 hour flight to Japan!!

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#10 Traditional House With Geraniums

Traditional House With Geraniums

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Ruby Brook 3 months ago

I love the flowers. They really brighten up the urban street.

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#11 Cool Verandah

Cool Verandah

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sharron lynn parsons 3 months ago

So unusual style, I very much like !!!

#12 "Gogo" Coffeehouse

"Gogo" Coffeehouse

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Daria B 3 months ago

This house is smiling ^..^

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#13 Gion Festival Participant Takes A Break From The Heat

Gion Festival Participant Takes A Break From The Heat

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Nervous Chaos 3 months ago

Very much a minimalist photo, but it's also very unique!

#14 Take-Out Cookie Shop

Take-Out Cookie Shop

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Ruby Brook 3 months ago

seriously? I want cookies!

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#15 Ciel Nail

Ciel Nail

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sharron lynn parsons 3 months ago

Nicely done on the door !!!

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#16 Grocery Store

Grocery Store

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Night Owl 3 months ago

The colors really stand out

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#17 The Raku Museum

The Raku Museum

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Aunt Messy 3 months ago

I've been to this museum several times. "Raku" is not a pottery process, it's a family name. This museum has pieces in it that are original to the family founders - over 600 years old. The family is still producing pottery, but there is no store at the museum. Photography is forbidden. There's a sign inside the gallery that says, "Photographs make garbage". ...///... They're right. The work has to be seen in person to truly appreciate it.

#18 Looking For Tenants

Looking For Tenants

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Ruby Brook 3 months ago

I'll move in!

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#19 Cool House

Cool House

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Aunt Messy 3 months ago

Gorgeous - and VERY expensive. I was never able to figure out if this is a renovation or a new build, but either way, this place is large for a city residence, and beautifully built.

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#20 Newly Renovated Guesthouse

Newly Renovated Guesthouse

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#21 Tanaka’s Home-Made Sandwich Shop

Tanaka’s Home-Made Sandwich Shop

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sharron lynn parsons 3 months ago

Very nice !!!

#22 House With Maple Tree And Guardrails

House With Maple Tree And Guardrails

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ispeak catanese 3 months ago

Sir, where did you purchase your neko apron?

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#23 House With Flowers

House With Flowers

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#24 Utakata Antiques

Utakata Antiques

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Aunt Messy 3 months ago

They have some fantastic mid century pieces.

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#25 A Love Of Wood

A Love Of Wood

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sharron lynn parsons 3 months ago

Well done, I love the wood !!!

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#26 Near Sannenzaka

Near Sannenzaka

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#27 House Of An Artist

House Of An Artist

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Arie Likes Coffee.... 2 months ago

I would love to do my art in there...

#28 House In The Winter Sun

House In The Winter Sun

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#29 Cottage Duplex

Cottage Duplex

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Ruby Brook 3 months ago

Looks like a little bit of rustic in a very urban place <3

#30 Colorado Masusan

Colorado Masusan

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Aunt Messy 3 months ago

Best pour over coffee I've ever had.

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#31 Bistecca Naoki

Bistecca Naoki

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ispeak catanese 3 months ago

Mosaic and tilework is fantastic!

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#32 Airing Out The Futon

Airing Out The Futon

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#33 House With Corner Window

House With Corner Window

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#34 Coffee Komadori

Coffee Komadori

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#35 Brown House

Brown House

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Aunt Messy 3 months ago

This is the home of a wealthy person.

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#36 1/4 House

1/4 House

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#37 Hair Salon "Cut Station Genesis"

Hair Salon "Cut Station Genesis"

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#38 The Shuttered House At 3pm

The Shuttered House At 3pm

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#39 Nishiki Guesthouse Kyo-Koi

Nishiki Guesthouse Kyo-Koi

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sharron lynn parsons 3 months ago

The trees add a nice touch !!!

#40 More Interesting Windows

More Interesting Windows

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sharron lynn parsons 3 months ago

It's nice to see different windows for a change !!!

#41 Cut House Raffi

Cut House Raffi

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boredkoala 3 months ago

The sharrow bike has a basket! How sweet!

#42 Cat In The Window

Cat In The Window

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sharron lynn parsons 3 months ago

Happy cat in the window !!!

#43 After-School Tutors "Yours"

After-School Tutors "Yours"

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#44 Nishimoto Liquor Store

Nishimoto Liquor Store

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sharron lynn parsons 3 months ago

Time to party !!!

#45 Cut Salon Musow

Cut Salon Musow

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