Honorable Mention / 2018 / Press / Travel/Tourism

Winter Magic of Hot Springs

  • Company
    Ted & Nune
  • Photographer
    Nune Karamyan

Water, baths, and showers in our mundane fast-paced lives no longer carry any meaning except practical.
Japanese Onsens return us to the times when water was used for ablution and the bath had symbolic meaning. The tranquil-naked-soaking ritual in Japan’s hot springs brings us closer to nature, helps us meditate and connect to our inner selves. Bathing at night in the winter elevates the experience to a higher level.
To not be intrusive in a bather’s privacy, the photographs were taken after midnight, when almost all pools were empty.

Awards Gold in IPA2017 Historic Architecture
Second in TIFA 2016 Architecture, Gold in TIfa 2016 Bridges, Gold in TIFA 2016 Portfolio
Silver in PX3 Architecture Buildings