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 1 month ago

Wow, this looks nice and very unique and innovative

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#2 Tree

Tree

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Ruby Brook 1 month ago

So artsy! Needs more upvotes.

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#3 Night Bookstore

Night Bookstore

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Ruby Brook 1 month 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 1 month ago

I wanna have that!!!

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#5 Summer

Summer

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Aunt Messy 1 month 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 1 month ago

Extremely nice !!!

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#7 Beautiful Window

Beautiful Window

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

I like this !!!

#8 After The Rain

After The Rain

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Attractive entrance !!!

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#9 Nakamura’s Coffee House

Nakamura’s Coffee House

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Ruby Brook 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

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