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Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Bridge

Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Bridge

Sapporo born Fujiko Nakaya (中谷 芙二子) , whose father Ukichiro Nakaya (中谷 宇吉郎) is credited with making the first artificial snowflakes, has recently exhibited in Bristol. Nakaya is known for her use of fog as a sculptural medium, and in this recent exhibition she took one of Bristol’s landmarks, Pero’s Bridge, and surrounded it in fog. Her first installation … Continue reading

Manga-esque Street Art in London

Manga-esque Street Art in London

As some of you will know, one of my other hobbies is taking photographs of street art. It’s always interesting to look at the influences in street art, and often I notice Japanese influences. A while ago I was in London and I spotted this manga-esque paste-up in Shoreditch by Tian: Tian is a French … Continue reading

Exhibition: Hokusai Exposed

Exhibition: Hokusai Exposed

A really interesting sounding exhibition opened in London this weekend and, although I won’t be able to get to it myself until next week, I wanted to tell you all about it now so you can go along too. It really does sound quite special! HOKUSAI EXPOSED An Immersive Exhibition of Katsushika Hokusai Works and … Continue reading

Japanese-inspired street art in Bristol

Japanese-inspired street art in Bristol

If you follow my other blog, Picturing England, you’ll know I’m a big fan of street art and often photograph the art I find here in the UK. Last weekend there was a street art festival called Upfest here in Bristol, and I was delighted to find a number of Japanese-inspired pieces of street art! … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 22

A to Wa of Japan: Week 22

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with と (to) and we looked at Tebasaki (手羽先). This week we are looking at things beginning with な (na). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: David @ Shikoku suggested Naoshima (直島 / a small island in the … Continue reading