In the Summer of 2009 I had the chance to spend almost three months in Tokyo. It was my first trip outside the western world and my knowledge of Japan was limited to general assumption and stereotypical information.

At the time, I spent few weeks of familiarizing myself with a new and foreign environment and wandering around this megalopolis, without a specific goal to achieve but just recording what I was looking at. At the end, I found myself focusing mainly on four topics related to the urban landscape: housing, infrastructure, nature in the city and living the public space. Those themes became entry points for me to visually explore this highly complex metropolis inhabited by 13 million people.