Tokyo, Kyoto – Japan

Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan, the Japanese government and the National Diet. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.

Kyoto, literally meaning “Capital City”, is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan. It is most well known in Japanese history for being the former Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area.

I think this is the country where we truly realized the power of visual communication. Across continents, our minds may speak different languages, but our eyes understand one basic visual language. We came upon some of the most simplistic and stunning pieces of package design, even though we could not read one character on the bottles.

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