'Seeing' Tokyo healed this blind traveler's broken heart | KNKX

'Seeing' Tokyo healed this blind traveler's broken heart

Jun 1, 2019

In 2018, Seattleite Chris Jeckel decided it was time to visit Tokyo. He had just ended a four-year relationship, and he was struggling to find his footing again. Tokyo seemed like the perfect place, he said, to "shake things up."

Jeckel is legally blind, with just a blurry rectangle of vision in his left eye. So, for him, "seeing" Tokyo was more about tapping around the city and letting the experience wash over his senses. In this interview, Jeckel describes his delight at losing himself in the overwhelm of Tokyo — and finding unexpected peace in a quiet moment.