Bikes of Japan is the third book by my friend the photographer and blogger Jaqueline Hadel from TOKIDOKI. Her blog is a documentation of life in the different countries she travels through. Not only is it a “Street Art” lovers paradise, you also get to experience the “everyday” activities of strange cultures and interesting people.
Jacqueline has been working and travelling through Japan for a while now and Bikes Of Japan is a compilation of all the beautiful bicycle related photos she has taken in Japan. It gives a glimpse of what life in Japan is like and how the ordinary can become the extraordinary in the eye of the traveler.
As Japan is a bit dry in the area of street art, her first love she decided to start capturing general street images and after a while noticed that bikes tended to feature very prominantly in her photos.
I shared the book at work and everyone in the office wanted a look and some even wanted to keep it.
It is definitely true that as you page through the book that there is something artistic and beautiful about the bikes of Japan.
This photo book is filled with stunning photos, most of which are not on her amazing blog so you will have to order your own to get a look.
Among the bicycle art you will find some interesting tidbits and famous quotes regarding the uniqueness and significance of bicycles.
You can buy your copy on Amazon.com NOW, it is a great presant.