A Little Color

It’s been just over a week since I moved into the new apartment and now I think that it’s time to start making the place feel more like a home. I’m not exactly sure how long I will be staying here, so I’m a bit hesitant to splurge on furnishings that may be difficult to […]

A Side Street in Mariko

Last weekend, a friend and I visited a traditional handcrafts center in the town of Mariko, Shizuoka. There was made some windchimes, had a nice lunch, and went for a short walk. This is the entrance to someone’s house, along with the traditional gutter system, which these days are usually covered with stone slabs or […]

Toyohashi Station Flower Arrangement

I love that even in winter, we can still see flowers and such. This was an arrangement that was placed adjacent to the turnstiles at Toyohashi station around Christmas time. This is actually the second of two arrangements, the first of which was displayed from the week preceding to Christmas eve, followed by this one […]

Flowers in Nagoya

At a major intersection in downtown Nagoya, someone has set up an intricate flower display. A small garden shed like building was erected and surrounded by flowers of different kinds. There is even a little path from one end to the other if you wish to walk through. Inside the shed, there are yet more […]

Outside

The State of Emergency was lifted about a week ago. Stores and such are still on modified hours, but things are starting to very slowly return to normal.

Aichi SoE Art Challenge: Days 4 & 5

A while back I wrote about an art challenge that I issued to myself when Aichi first put the state of emergency into effect. That challenge was to produce one piece of art for every day I was home under the SoE. However, in that time I only completed five pieces before turning my attention […]