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Trip to Nagahama and Hikone Part 2

Trip to Nagahama and Hikone Part 2 After the day of touring around Nagahama, we got on the train and arrived at Hikone, which is actually only about 10 minutes away from Nagahama. By the time we got to the lodge, the sky was already dark. Here are some photos from the second day of the trip. Dinner and lodge […]

By | May 14th, 2016|trip|

Trip to Nagahama and Hikone Part 1

Trip to Nagahama and Hikone Part 1 So the last full week was “Golden Week” here in Japan, and I was able to schedule a personal trip to Nagahama and Hikone in Shiga Prefecture. Though the two cities are not truly major places to visit for foreigners, they are full of history and culture. Both cities are right along the […]

By | May 8th, 2016|trip|

Cherry Blossoms in Meguro River

Cherry Blossoms in Meguro River According to Jorudan.com, a popular navigation service, the Meguro River as the number 1 popular location (even nation-wide) for Sakura seeing. Given that Sakura can be seen pretty much all over Japan, it is amazing that the Meguro River reigns at the top of the list. The Meguro River is a long river that runs […]

By | April 3rd, 2016|trip|

PIXAR Exhibition @ MOT

PIXAR Exhibition @ MOT Everyone loves PIXAR movies. Which is why I was not surprised to see a huge, excited crowd at the PIXAR exhibition which open this month at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Rarely do we get to see sketches, drafts, models of all our favorite animations. The immense amount of these raw material reassures us that […]

By | March 27th, 2016|exhibition|

A day in Jimbocho

A day in Jimbocho Last weekend, a friend of mine who owns and runs askwine.com visited Tokyo to hold wine tasting events, and I was able to meet up with him during his free time. Together we visited Jimbocho, an exciting part of town in Tokyo but not so famous to tourists. Jimbocho is an area where many old book […]

By | March 5th, 2016|trip|

World Book Design Exhibition @ the Printing Museum Tokyo

World Book Design Exhibition @ the Printing Museum Tokyo Today is Valentine’s Day (sigh). With nobody to spend it with, and an unusually hot day for February, (it was sunny and about 72F), I decided to go to the Printing Museum Tokyo. Why not, right? The World Book Design Exhibition itself is free to enter. Exquisite books from all over […]

By | February 14th, 2016|design, exhibition, tokyo|

New Work – Flyer for Shakujii Int’l Orchestra’s 3rd Annual Concert

New Work – Flyer for Shakujii Int’l Orchestra’s 3rd Annual Concert Newest work for Shakujii Int’l Orchestra’s 3rd Annual Flyer is here! You can check out their concert info and schedule here. This concert features guest performer Professor Rudolf Haken, an internationally renowned musician rocking a five-string viola. The concert is FREE and is on Sunday June 19th, 2016.

By | February 13th, 2016|design, work|

Weekend Trip to Hakuba, Nagano

Weekend Trip to Hakuba, Nagano This weekend me and a couple of friends went on a trip to Hakuba Valley, a beautiful town in Nagano prefecture. A friend of mine from college owns a log house there, and we enjoyed ourselves with snow and nature. *The term “Hakuba” literally translates to “white horse” in the current era, but the name […]

By | February 8th, 2016|trip|

Naoki Urasawa’s Exhibition is Finally Here

Naoki Urasawa’s Exhibition is Finally Here I’d hate to give it all away, so let me make this a short notice that Naoki Urasawa’s solo exhibition is on at the Setagaya Literary Museum. I went there this weekend and it is something to see. I grew up reading his comics, and it was astonishing to revisit old scenes, characters, and […]

By | January 19th, 2016|design, exhibition, tokyo|

New Work – Flyer Design for Kunito Int’l Youth Orchestra’s 3rd Annual Concert

New Work – Flyer Design for Kunito Int’l Youth Orchestra’s 3rd Annual Concert New work for my friend Kunito Nishitani’s youth orchestra “Kunito Int’l Youth Orchestra” is now out! Kunito Int’l Youth Orchestra (formerly known as Shakujii Int’l Youth Orchestra) is a junior string based orchestra located in Shakujii, Tokyo. Along with its senior counterpart Shakujii Int’l Orchestra, it focuses […]

By | December 27th, 2015|design, work|
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