I’ve interviewed Alex Kerr a few times now, and he’s always a fascinating person to talk to.
This interview was mostly about the exquisite Kyoto machiya townhouses his organization is restoring. Interview conducted by telephone to Bali (!) and for the ACCJ Journal.
“A ryokan is lovely, but ryokan are not homes; they are designed to be inns,” says Iori Chairman Alex Kerr. To see how Kyoto people really lived, Kerr recommends you stay in one of Iori’s self-catering traditional townhouses. “In a Kyoto machiya you are staying in a real home. It’s about living as people used to live there, . . .” see the rest
An older interview for the Japan Times HERE