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Papersky #36 Edo Tokaido
PHOTOGRAPHY: TETSUYA YAMAMOTO

Tokaido Road has the Roots of Modern Travel

The Edo Period’s greatest road, The Kyu-Tokaido Road, is a 490 kilometer journey. The road was built over 400 years ago and was at the time the world’s cleanest, safest and most traveled road. The Tokaido road is also one of Tokugawa... »STORY

Mitsuro Ohba
PHOTOGRAPHY: YUKO HIGO

Mitsuro Ohba: Alone at the North Pole

I wrote my will at the North Pole. I figured that it wouldn’t be too strange if I died there. Ice can flow 30 kilometers in one night, and bears can sneak up on you. At times I felt as powerless as a small bird with its legs pulled off.... »STORY

Akiko Mera
PHOTOGRAPHY: SOPHIE KNIGHT

Akiko Mera: Oxfam Trailwalker

What’s the farthest you’ve ever walked? To the bus stop? To work maybe? Imagine you begin walking at 9:00 AM one morning. Noon passes, dusk falls, and you’re still walking. Midnight approaches, you’re still walking. Fast forward to... »STORY

Yuichiro Miura
PHOTOGRAPHY: YUKO HIGO

Yuichiro Miura: Climbing Everest at 70

“I want to stand atop Mt. Everest when I am 70 years old.” I was 65 when I first dreamt of that. I skied down from the 8,000m point on Everest at the age of 37, and at 53, I had conquered the highest mountains in all seven continents.... »STORY

PAPERSKY #28 NEW ZEALAND
PHOTOGRAPHY: NAOKI ISHIKAWA

Strap on hiking boots and walk like a Kiwi!

In this issue the PAPERSKY crew along with Ishikawa Naoki spent approximately two weeks trekking, hiking, walking, running and strolling about New Zealand. Our first stop was the South Island. We ventured down to Mt. Cook, the spot... »STORY

PAPERSKY #26 MOROCCO
PHOTOGRAPHY: TETSUYA YAMAMOTO

Morocco Inspires the Wandering Creative Mind

Morocco is a country where Africans, Berbers, Jews, Arabians and Europeans all have lived together in harmony for hundreds of years. It’s a culturally rich country with master craftsmen that can weave, carve and shape straw, clay, wood... »STORY

PAPERSKY #15 AUSTRALIA
PHOTOGRAPHY: HIROSHI SEO

The Sea Shapes Australian Lifestyles

For issue #15 we went for an ocean drive in Australia, the land down under. We were in search of the sea and how the sea shapes the lifestyles of Australians. We took the coastal highway from Brisbane down to Melbourne and between the... »STORY

PAPERSKY #05 GERMANY
PHOTOGRAPHY: PAPERSKY

Old Friends Drifting Through Germany Anew

This issue was born out of a conversation with Reto Wettach and Michaela Viesser who were returning to Germany after living in Tokyo for several years. Rather than settle back into a country they already knew, they wanted to approach it... »STORY

PAPERSKY #02 EARTH
PHOTOGRAPHY: PAPERSKY

A PAPERSKY Trip Around The World

To circumnavigate the globe: centuries after Magellan, it's still the dreamer's dream, an offense to commonsense, a luxury that only time and an insane commitment can buy. Sure, there are people who are doing it, by plane or boat or... »STORY

PAPERSKY #01 TOKYO
PHOTOGRAPHY: PAPERSKY

The School Trip, Revisited

Hello, and welcome aboard PAPERSKY. What you are currently holding in your hands is the official inflight magazine of PAPERSKY Airways. The concept for this, Knee High Media Japan's third magazine project, is "An Inflight Magazine Made for... »STORY