Architect Kathryn Larsen spent some time in Japan during her summer break making amazing sketches of her trip along the way. At some of the locations, she received stamps and gorgeous stickers to adorn her drawings. A lot of the time, she would have locals stop and ask her about the drawings and tell her stories about the locations she was sketching.

These drawings give us a beautifully artistic view of the Japanese and their culture. Kathryn visited Nara, Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Amagasaki, Nishinomiya on her journey, focusing on the traditional architecture of the region she was in. Regarding this visit almost like a pilgrimage, she visited mostly shrines and temples, praying at each one when she completed her sketches.

Kathryn Larsen is an architect located in Copenhagen, Denmark, who works closely with seaweed and other sustainable building materials.

More info: kathrynlarsen.com | Instagram

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Amagasaki Castle

Amagasaki Castle

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UnicornHuman 1 month ago

What a beautiful, unique art style! Well done!

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Kanda Myojin Shrine

Kanda Myojin Shrine

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Kyoto Chishakuin Temple

Kyoto Chishakuin Temple

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Todaiji

Todaiji

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Shinobazunoike Bentendo Temple

Shinobazunoike Bentendo Temple

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Shitennouji Temple

Shitennouji Temple

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Chingo-Do Hall

Chingo-Do Hall

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Daria B 1 month ago

Looks like the gate is dancing with its hands (flags) in the air and smiling with its mouth (door) wide open.

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Osaka

Osaka

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Kwansei Gakuin University

Kwansei Gakuin University

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Sanjusangendo

Sanjusangendo

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Nara

Nara

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Danjiri Matsuri

Danjiri Matsuri

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Yuutenji

Yuutenji

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Unico Furniture Store

Unico Furniture Store

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Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu Temple

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Horyuji Temple

Horyuji Temple

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Katie Larsen 1 month ago

Note: this is actually Kofukuji Temple :)

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Kiyomizu Kannondo

Kiyomizu Kannondo

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Ueno Police Box And Station

Ueno Police Box And Station

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Kodaiji Sho Museum

Kodaiji Sho Museum

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Luis Arturo Mendez 1 month ago

Great capture of the japanese style

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Asakusa Shrine

Asakusa Shrine

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