Umbrellas. Kasa. 傘.

In the rain Tokyo becomes a kaleidoscopic theme park; under a searing sun it is a place of dramatically contrasting tones.

And everywhere there are umbrellas.

Rain or shine, on the streets of Tokyo, umbrellas and parasols unfurl like flowers, their synthetic petals adding another layer of visual counterpoints to the complex harmonies played out in the city’s public spaces.


Tokyo Umbrellas is a project that has been brewing for two years. The result is a 70 page book that features 60 images, carefully selected from the hundreds of photos taken during the project. I’m pleased to announce it is the first book to be published by Basili Mobile Imprints. As such, I’m giving it away as an e-book for free.

I’m giving it away as an e-book for free.

The e-book design has been packaged as a PDF file for online viewing. Its pages have been optimised for the iPad, but it can be viewed in any PDF reader. The PDF file (39.2MB) can be downloaded by clicking on the button below.