“I’m often described as someone scared of jumping, metaphorically speaking, ” Kentaro Yamada says from Portugal, where he is busy visiting prehistoric cave paintings and admiring the ceramics of local artisans. Although he claims prudence, Kentaro’s life—from competitive sailing to his career as an artist—doesn’t appear hampered by cowardice or indecision. The trick, he claims, has always been to let his intuition lead the way. “Whenever I’ve achieved big steps or jumped to the next step, I didn’t even know This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Three Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 51 Emily Gernild The Danish painter breathing new life into an old medium. Arts & Culture Food Issue 51 Imogen Kwok The artist takes food styling quite literally, creating accessories out of fruits and vegetables. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Close Knit Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestry-making alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Checked Out Why is hotel art so boring? Arts & Culture Issue 49 Cult Rooms The history—and future—of Luna Luna Park.