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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fall foliage photos in Japan One of the best things about Japan is that there are four beautiful seasons. And fall is pretty awesome. I went just an hour outside Tokyo and was able to take some photos in the mountain area. And I must say, it is phenomenal. Love Japan. That’s all I gotta say this week.
Takashi Murakami’s “The 500 Arhats” is purely awesome If you are in Tokyo and you even like a little bit of art, you need to go see this. If you are not in Tokyo and not interested in art, you should still come visit. Tokyo is awesome, trust me. So this modern artist Takashi Murakami is having a big show […]
Tokyo Design Week 2015 From Oct.24-Nov.3 the annual Tokyo design week event was held, and I had the chance to visit the main pavilion last week. I’ve summarized the highlights, and upload some photos from the event. 1. What is Tokyo Design Week? The Tokyo Design Week is an annual event where companies, professionals, schools, etc. from all over the […]
New Work – Cover Design for Kunito Int’l String School Student Recital New work for my friend Kunito Nishitani’s International String School student recital is completed! This student recital is the 7th in its series (congrats to all the students and Kuni!), and it is absolutely wonderful to have been a continuous partner in the creative side. There are over […]