May 1st, 2007

Introducing Hitotoki traces a narrative map of cities through personal stories from curious outsiders, starting with six stories from Tokyo.

Hitotoki, our first collaboration with Chin Music Press, is live! traces a narrative map of Tokyo through personal stories from curious outsiders. We launched today with six stories from Tokyo outsiders like Jean Snow and Joseph Squier.

Have a Tokyo story? We’re looking for writers for our May 1st launch. Visit to download our submission form.

Chris PalmieriAfter studying graphic design and Japanese language and aesthetics, Chris moved to Tokyo in 2001 to begin his design practice.
He co-founded AQ in 2004 to bring design basics to cultural organizations with bilingual websites. In his current role as managing director, Chris works with clients to clarify their ideas, oversees the creative process and designs.Read more posts by Chris Palmieri


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