Karen Severns and Koichi Mori are photographers, videographers, geographers, cartographers, topographers, historiographers and peripatetic trendographers. We have mapped every crooked alley, every nook and cranny of Tokyo, the world’s largest and most dynamic city.

But not at the expense of forsaking Japan as a whole. We may revel in urban explorations, but you can also rely on us for an aficionado’s appreciation of Japan’s land, sea and cityscapes.

If you’re looking for insider knowledge, look no further than us.

What’s our claim to expertise?
We are partners in KiSMet Productions, specialists in architectural films, events, exhibitions and tours.
We advise travel companies, devise itineraries and conduct architectural and design tours for inbound groups from such organizations as the U.S. National Trust, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, U.S. Society of Architectural Historians, Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists and preservation agencies.
We participate in many building preservation efforts, speak widely on architecture and publish passionate articles about the importance of saving Japan’s rich architectural heritage.
We founded and managed a nonprofit organization, and from 2004 - 2008 organized monthly architecture seminars, events and tours, reaching hundreds of fans.
We have produced a range of architectural films, including the acclaimed documentary Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buildings and Legacy in Japan.