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August 15, 2018
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Project Japan 17

Arriving in Osaka from Sapporo yesterday afternoon was like arriving on another planet: baking hot and humid, absolutely heaving, a far higher number of foreigners (not just Westerners but Chinese and Korean), and far more tourist-oriented: there were over 11 … Continue reading

August 14, 2018
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Project Japan 16

The last couple of days in Sapporo were actually pretty hectic. Then – BANG – we’ve packed up and left and I’m writing this from a hotel room in Osaka. A bit like someone suddenly changing channels on the TV … Continue reading

August 13, 2018
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Project Japan 15

August 7, 2018
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Project Japan 8

Sunday. Day off. Baking hot. Heather and I meet Rinako Otsuka downtown: *** Destination: Moerunema Park. Designed by Isamu Noguchi, the park is built on a reclaimed waste treatment plant. This is what people imagined the future would look like … Continue reading

August 6, 2018
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Project Japan 6

We’ve both been very busy. Creative work started in earnest Friday and continued through until Saturday afternoon. Heather is working on a set of her ‘Pocket Remains’ pieces using Japanese ink and some of the nice paper we bought Thursday. … Continue reading

August 2, 2018
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Project Japan 4

After lunch we headed to the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art. What a lovely building! Artists (from the top): Hanada Kazuhara, Kanda Nissho, Momose Hisashi, Nakae Norihiro, and Richard Anuskiewicz. What a brilliant day! A very special thank you to … Continue reading

August 2, 2018
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Project Japan 3

After securing our precious supplies of paper Yumiko, Heather, and myself headed underground: Sapporo has a very well-developed and inter-connected network of tunnels, train stations, and shopping precincts in the centre of town. Part of this has been given over … Continue reading

August 2, 2018
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Project Japan 2

This morning we were graced with the presence of textile artist Yumiko Inagaki who Heather had been in contact for several months previously via email. After Yumiko checked out Tenjanyima Art Studios we headed off uptown to check out specialist … Continue reading

August 1, 2018
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Project Japan 1

We’re spending this August in Japan. A working holiday, with one exhibition in Sapporo scheduled for the end of next week and another in Kyoto two weeks later. Thanks to the Arts Council of Wales for their support. Things got … Continue reading