Mari Kojima
Mari Kojima - Tokyo

Mari Kojima was born in Shimane, Japan, but since then has spent time on and off living abroad. Because of a family crisis at home, she returned back to Japan in 2008, and soon after discovered photography as a means to express the inner turmoil and happiness that exists within her. Besides taking photos, she has worked as a fashion designer assistant, curator, FM radio DJ, project manager, event planner. Since Fall 2010, she started running a little publishing company called Bathysphere Books. She now works and lives in Tokyo.

Yoyogi Park (Park)

Tokyo by Mari Kojima

Amazing picnic spot in all seasons. During summer time, we usually bring in beers and food and just hang out there all day long. It’s nice to bring a speaker to listen to music, or any card games, or maybe a Frisbee. I also recommend Inokashira Park in Kichijoji as well.

Address
Yoyogi Park | Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho 2-1 | Shibuya-ku

Jindai Botanical Park (Park)

Tokyo by Mari Kojima

It’s a really big beautiful botanical park in Tokyo with a nice green house. I went there a few months ago after the big typhoon hit there, many trees were knocked down by the killing wind, even big ones. Recently some newscaster’s body was found there, but hey, it’s still an amazing park.

Address
Jindai Botanical Park | Jindaiji Motomachi 5-31-1, Chōfu City | Tokyo

Yamada’s House by Shibuya (Place)

Tokyo by Mari Kojima

My friend, Yamada’s house. He is an editor for some big magazine company and he has so many mangas and also has a wii and an xbox360, which is a total paradise for me.

Address
Yamada’s House by Shibuya | Denen-Toshi Line, Ikejiri-Ohashi Station | Tokyo

Asoko in Koenji (Event)

Tokyo by Mari Kojima

My friends run this event space called Asoko in Koenji. I had an event there last summer and the theme was “mad scientist” and this photo is actually from that night. We made 300 falafels for it. By the way, Asoko means “there,” but also is a slang for a vagina.

Address
Asoko in Koenji | Koenji Kita 3-31-19, Suginami-Ku | Tokyo

Enoshima (Beach)

Tokyo by Mari Kojima

A little island/beach community in Kanagawa, which is about an hour away from downtown of Tokyo by train. The beach there is really dirty but I love the place. I used to work at the radio station by Enoshima as an assistant DJ. After the recording, I hopped on the train to go see the beach pretty often.

Address
Enoshima | Enoshima-Dentetsu Line, Enoshima Station | Kanagawa

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