Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hello and Konnichiwa,

Following my obsessive trip to japan I have been actively re-hashing and recapping the trip to most of you. I have also been working on a piece that reminds me of the beautiful experience and wanted to share it with those who are interested.

I just launched a campaign to create a limited edition offset A1 print, that will need help funding the print and production process to ensure the best possible quality.

If you have an affinity for Japan or a desire to visit the beautiful city of Tokyo this is for you. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Off the coast of Okayama an island museum or maybe a museum island. A breathtaking experience that brings to life the vision of two men juxtaposed with the life of the island in a way like no other place on earth. The Island itself is an old industrial town with a very traditional look upon arrival. The streets and alley ways are narrow and quiet. Maze like in layout each turn was like a window.

In 1988 Tadao Ando a Japanese Architect began the Naoshima project with funding from Soichiro Fukutake. The two set out to create a cultural wonder of the world and a place where the works of art displayed here could only exist where they were. The structures on the island are a mixture of solid geometric concrete shapes that are built into the island. As the island grows it shapes itself around the architects concepts, leaving a malleable site ever changing. 

featured include: Benesse House, Benesse House Museum, Miyanoura Port, ChiChu Art Museum, Lee Ufan Museum, Naoshima

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Elaborate structures holding 1400 years of history and enshrining spirituality. The thousands of temples and shrines that populate the country are preserving an era reminding those who visit of what was, in the midst of what is. These structures exist in every city we ventured in many sizes and popularity. Kyoto's temples and shrines had vast garden grounds with many other buildings. where as those in Tokyo were smaller and more concealed away within the life of the neighborhoods and different districts.

It was coincidence that Matsuri (Japanese Fesitivals) were occurring all around my vicinity toward the end of my trip. These festivals which are more like an american parade are sponsored or hosted by the local temples and shrines in the districts. The Matsuri I found myself surrounded by was related to the planting or harvest of rice crops in early autumn. I ran into 3 different parades which all contained elaborate floats, traditional clothing and song.

featured include: Kinkaku-ji, Kiyomizu-dera, Meji Jingu, Itsukushima, Eishoji






(Naoshima & Tokyo)

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