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.
This special issue of TRAVEL UNA (No.3) serves as a gateway to a diverse selection of curated craft and art experiences across Kyushu. As all the destinations and craftspeople we introduce in its pages can be visited through UNA Laboratories tours, we invite you to experience this world of Kyushu’s crafts and art for yourself. In the midst of a global pandemic, our new reality has redefined what it means to travel and experience cultures. TRAVEL UNA invites you to explore more possibilities.
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