At Tokyo’s new creative retreat

CRAFT: at Tokyo’s new creative retreat

This summer, filmmaker Ryan Gasparini travelled to Japan to document a creative residency in a quiet corner of Tokyo. Run by Yuka and Luis Mendo, Almost Perfect is a retreat for makers, housed in a 100-year-old former rice shop in downtown Asakusabashi, where the pace of life is slow and the locals have time to create.

Inviting guests from around the world for a minimum 14-night stay, artists and musicians, illustrators, writers and poets are welcomed by Yuka, Luis and Senor the cat. With a gallery and event space on the ground floor, plus guest rooms and creative studio above, residents are given a peaceful space to create and display their work, whilst also experiencing Tokyo as a local.

For more information or to book your stay, head to the Almost Perfect website

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