Spotlight: Sumida Hokusai Museum

It's been a few days since we arrived back in Japan and settling into life in Tokyo once more is like slipping back into your favorite pajamas - familiar and comfortable. With cheek numbingly brisk weather this week, it seemed a good time to head out and reacquaint myself with some of the city's (well-heated)... Continue Reading →

Crash Course: Ukiyo-e

I just noticed an article online this past week that mentioned an excellent ukiyo-e exhibition at the Edo-Tokyo Museum through March 2nd. (And huzzah - the exhibit will actually move west after that!). I'm not a huge fan of art in general and before I moved to Japan I couldn't have told you the difference... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Obuse

This post is part of a series on artistic manhole covers around Japan. This is the manhole cover that started it all. For me, at least. I don't really know which municipality in Japan actually had the first designed manhole cover, but this was the first time I ever really noticed the art beneath my... Continue Reading →

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