TRAVEL UNA (United Native Acumen) is a travel guide that investigates the roots of Kyushu and uncovers the beauty and wisdom contained within, one theme at a time.
Issue 2 explores “Rice World Kyushu.” Rice cultivation was first introduced to Japan via Kyushu. And in recent years, rice produced in the region has received high ratings from across Japan. TRAVEL UNA delves into rice and Kyushu’s culture from multiple perspectives — of course one that looks at rice as food, but also others that examine the grain’s relationship to sake, confectionery, customs, rituals, spirituality, and more.
TRAVEL UNA is a project of UNA Laboratories, a travel design firm that works along with visitors to explore such cultural aspects of Kyushu, and uncover the beauty and knowledge embedded within the region.
Kyushu is a land with a unique cultural landscape, shaped by a long history of exchange with China, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Europe.
Appreciate the traditional craftsmanship of textiles and ceramics, indulge in dishes with fresh ingredients from land and sea, unwind in a rich variety of hot springs, and observe a unique tradition of beliefs embedded with traces of Christianity.
175 mm x 240 mm, 120 pages (estimated)
English and Japanese