Welcome on the website of Bon Voyage, a research project initiated by textile designer Aki Watanuki and aimed at (re)discovering the artisanal know-how of rural Japan.

Our first investigations are taking place in Hirokawa, in the southern region of Fukuoka. Want to know more about this little town and its natural setting?

Take a photo tour ︎︎︎

Meet Aki Watanuki


“After studying and working abroad for several years, I decided to come back to Japan to investigate the country’s traditional know-hows and learn from local craftsmen. Bon Voyage is my way of sharing that journey with other creatives and entrepreneurs around the world.”

Read the interview with Aki ︎︎︎

Bon Voyage is a research project initiated by Aki Watanuki © 2021. Text editing by studio d-o-t-s.