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A photo journal capturing 30 days of sweetness in Kyoto, Tokyo, and more. Join me to see the cutest & prettiest images of Japan :)
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Good Morning Japan: 30 Days of Sweetness in Kyoto, Tokyo & more!

Cute Japanese sweets
Cute Japanese sweets

Hi, my name is Phuong. I'm a photography enthusiast who loves traveling, eating sweets, and all things pretty and cute. Its no wonder I love Japan so much! I've been dreaming about an extended trip to Japan for a very long time and I'm finally making it happen this spring. 

The Photo Book

It has been my dream to publish a photo book and the timing couldn't be more perfect with my trip to Japan. I will be taking photos of pretty sceneries, cute things, and desserts throughout my journey. My favorite photos from this trip will fill the pages of this first self-published photo book titled "Good Morning Japan: 30 Days of Sweetness in Kyoto, Tokyo & more!"

It will be a 60-page, full color, soft cover photo book measuring 7"x 7". 

Please note that all of the photos here and in the video are photos from my previous trips to Japan and will not be included in the book. All photos in the book will be new and taken during my 30-day trip this spring. Don't worry! I promise that they'll be just as cute and pretty! 

Paper cranes strung together in front of a temple
Paper cranes strung together in front of a temple

The Funding Goal

I will be able reach an affordable printing minimum and print 60 copies of the photo book if I reach my funding goal of $2,700. This amount also includes fees, taxes, and packaging and shipping costs. 

Plum blossoms
Plum blossoms

The Rewards

$5 or more: A virtual hug and happy vibes sent your way!

$15 or more: Three Mini Polaroid Films printed with images taken on my trip (you get to select them!).

$35 or more: A signed copy of the book!

$45 or more: All of the above!

$75 or more: All of the above plus the cutest littlest sculpture handmade by me (photo below).

*Shipping is not included and will be added to your pledge when you checkout.

My "Inner Peace" sculpture. Inspired by a drawing my brother drew for me, the statues I've seen in Japanese moss gardens, and the peaceful feeling I have whenever I'm visiting temples in Japan.
My "Inner Peace" sculpture. Inspired by a drawing my brother drew for me, the statues I've seen in Japanese moss gardens, and the peaceful feeling I have whenever I'm visiting temples in Japan.

Estimated Delivery

I will return from Japan at the end of April and will start working on selecting and editing the photos. Once that's done, work will begin on the book design and layout. During this time, I will also send out a survey to gather the selections for the mini polaroid prints. I will also be making my little "Inner Peace" sculptures. These tasks will be my focus for the summer. Printing and packaging will happen in early fall. I plan to mail out all the rewards by the beginning of November - just in case some of these are holiday presents! 

Pond outside of Kinkaku-ji
Pond outside of Kinkaku-ji

Join me on my adventure!

I will be posting videos and photos on youtube and Instagram often during my trip. Come along with me on my journey!

www.youtube.com/phuongdful

www.instagram.com/littlerandomhappiness

Thank you <3

Thank you so much for your support and generosity. This means so much to me! 

Risks and challenges

The major challenge is delivering the rewards on time. This is my first time self-publishing a book and there's definitely a learning curve that comes with it. (Luckily, it's not too different from the personal photo books that I've created in the past.) Sorting/editing photos and making little sculptures are also very time consuming activities. However, I have a clear projected timeline to get these tasks done and is confident that they will be sent out on time.

I will send updates often to keep everyone posted :)

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    Thank you so much for your contribution to this project! Sending you a virtual hug and happy vibes wherever you are <3

    Please follow along on my youtube and instagram accounts to be a part of my journey!

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    A signed copy of the book!

    A 60-page, full color, soft cover photo book filled with the prettiest and cutest images of Japan.

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    Three Mini Polaroid Prints

    Three images of my most memorable moments in Japan (you get to pick from a selection of 30!) printed on mini polaroid films (credit card size).

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    A signed copy of the book!

    A 60-page, full color, soft cover photo book filled with the prettiest and cutest images of Japan.

    &

    An "Inner Peace" Sculpture

    A mini sculpture created by me :) Inspired by a drawing my brother drew for me, the statues I've seen in Japanese moss gardens, and the peaceful feeling I have whenever I'm visiting temples in Japan. (Please note that I hand-make each one so there will be slight variations with each sculpture. Scroll down to see photo.)

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    Three images of my most memorable moments in Japan (you get to pick from a selection of 30!) printed on mini polaroid films (credit card size).

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