Artist Date in Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

January is one of the best months to be in Tokyo! The beautiful, clear days are more frequent with the sun offering a warmth that offsets the cold. For this art adventure I chose to visit, kenkyusei, a student oil painting exhibition at Geidai; Tokyu University of the Arts located in the Ueno area ofContinue reading “Artist Date in Ueno, Tokyo, Japan”

Cool off this month with wintery Snowfences by Lori Ono

As you are zipping around the city this sweltering summer month, cool off in Jiyugakoa’s unique Neighborhood & Coffee Starbucks location. For the month of July, Lori Ono‘s wintery image series, Snowfences, will be on display for you to enjoy. Snowfences is a series of photographs taken during a cold, snowy day in Idaho/Montana areaContinue reading “Cool off this month with wintery Snowfences by Lori Ono”

Caran d’Arche Boutique in Ginza, Tokyo

What a beautiful shop! The Caran d’Arche Boutique in Ginza, Tokyo has bright new art supplies, all perfectly organized, I had to go! My skills at using these kinds of supplies is still quite new but a friend sat at the materials testing bar and soaked it all in. Watch the short video of herContinue reading “Caran d’Arche Boutique in Ginza, Tokyo”

Washi and Whetstones

Best place to find a whetstone aka Tokyo Art Adventures w/Mia O – Mokuhanga Artist! Six of us, all members of Art Byte Critique, set out from our respective homes around the Tokyo Metro area and converged upon the 360+ year old, Ozu Washi paper store in the Nihonbashi area. We each had our reasonsContinue reading “Washi and Whetstones”

Exploring Toba Nakamichi

Visited the lovely seaside town of Toba Mie Prefecture, this week. Toba is well worth the visit. Gorgeous in that it has been able to keep a lot of it’s old character in the beautiful wooden buildings, temples, shrines, and continue to be friendly and outgoing to visitors. Soaked in a bit of quiet, rural JapanContinue reading “Exploring Toba Nakamichi”

Art Byte Critique: ‘Game Changing Art Collective…’

Since 2012 I have been a member of Art Byte Critique here in Tokyo, Japan and it has been a game changer for me. We are an international group representing Japan and several countries around the world. We greatly appreciate our inclusion in the write up by INDIE Magazine, July 21, 2017 by Hannah CassensContinue reading “Art Byte Critique: ‘Game Changing Art Collective…’”