Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown…

October 23rd, 2009
 Forget it, Jake. Its Chinatown...

First stop in Kobe, for some noodles, gyoza, and goma-dango.

Kobe Beast

October 22nd, 2009
 Kobe Beast

Yasuko and I went on three trips recently, the first to Bali, the second to Kobe, and the third to Hokkaido. We had a great time in each place and it was good to get out of Tokyo for a while. As my Bali project is not finished yet, I’ll start with Kobe, which began with a 3 day weekend and Yasuko saying to me, “Lets go down to the Shikansen station with a backpack, some sneakers and film, and a map…no plan otherwise,” which is what we did. When we got to the station, we considered Chugoku, specifically Tottori where I am still dying to go, Kyushu, and Tohoku but finally ended up going to Kobe, followed by Hemeji, and then stopped at Isejingu in Mie on the way home. I love that Yasuko loves to travel despite our ways of traveling being so different.

Anyway, I’ll tell more of the story as it moves along. This is near below Mount Rokkō and all the old consulate buildings, a really cool area of the city.

Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon

October 6th, 2009
 Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon

めぬ by みき

October 6th, 2009

oshirase めぬ by みき

Hey Everybody,

Go check out my dear friend and fellow Hanafudan, Miki Matsushima’s exhibition happening this week at PlaceM. Miki is an incredibly talented artist and eccentric extraordinaire. I saw the proofs of this show and I assure you, it will knock your socks off.

PlaceM is open everyday from 1:00 to 7:00 and the show will hang until Sunday the 11th. So don’t miss it.

PLACEM map めぬ by みき

PS. Masato Seto is exhibiting in the mini-gallery this week too.

And Coda…

October 5th, 2009
 And Coda...

The Coda, Shimokitazawa Matsuri, 2009.

The Encore

October 5th, 2009
 The Encore

A second wind, Shimokitazawa Matsuri, 2009.

The Photographer

October 5th, 2009
 The Photographer

Brian (yours truly), Shimokitazawa Matsuri, 2009.

The Sirens

October 5th, 2009
 The Sirens

Kirin, Sayaka, and Aya, Shimokitazawa Matsuri, 2009.