Founded in 2017, BUNZEN (文然) is a website dedicated to exploring the hidden culture (BUN文) and nature (ZEN然) of Japan.
By means of videos, images, and brief essays, BUNZEN offers its viewers a variety of unique experiences. While our focus is mainly on Japan’s lesser known rustic regions, we also shine a light on some of the overlooked aspects of its big cities. In short, BUNZEN has been designed for those who are curious to become acquainted with a different, less stereotypical Japan. Our perspective is special, and, in order to keep it that way, we produce all our videos independently. It is our hope that BUNZEN will arouse more interest in the locations featured on our site. They may be relatively unknown, yet they offer a rewarding abundance of culture and nature.