Sakumag Zine Vol. 1
Kings of BKK, Queens of BKK
by Yumiko Sakuma
Signed, First edition 2019, Japanese
Yumiko is constantly traveling the world. This series reflects her experience and comparative nature of the 2 locations in each journal. This explores her time spent finding the unique dynamics of gender roles in Bangkok.
Yumi writes profiles of people and organizations, travel pieces, and essays mostly for Japanese magazines (Brutus, Wired Japan, Popeye) and occasionally for English based magazines. Her previous books include Hip Na Seikatsu Kakumei (Hip Revolution) and Pin Heel Wa Hakanai (Take Off Your Heels).
Yumiko's interviews include politicians (Al Gore), movie figures (Sean Penn, George Clooney, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen), musicians (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Beastie Boys, Mark Ronson), designers (Rei Kawakubo, Tom Ford, Thom Browne) authors (Kazuo Ishiguro, Paul Auster), artists (Yayoi Kusama, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ryan McGinley, Tim Hetherington, Elizabeth Peyton), legends (Robert Frank, Genna Rowlands, Gary Snyder, Les Paul), and many many more.