Tag Archives: Japanese

Something’s Fishy: The Surrealism of Kosuke Ajiro

This week we feature the dreamy surrealism of Japanese artist Kosuke Ajiro. I’d like to tell you a little background on this artist, but the Internet was stingy in coming up with biography info. A website and a very basic … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

Everything takes on an orange hue when photographed in a dense row of torii gates at Kyoto’s Fushimi-Inari shrine.

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Up

Sometimes it pays to look up … you never know what you might see! Things are looking up with Ailsa’s Travel Theme at Where’s My Backpack, so check it out, y’all!

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That’s So Gouache: The Depth Map Art of Kazuki Takamatsu

Hi everybody … and if I haven’t said so already … Happy New Year! I’ve been a little slow out of the gate as we march boldly into 2013, and maybe that because the prospect of facing a full year … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Glass

Glass makes a marvelous reflective surface, as evidenced in these buildings in various parts of Tokyo. It’s like they’re giving a glimpse into another world. They’re breaking glass at Ailsa’s Travel Theme, so check it out!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

The mirror’s reflection shows sushi chefs hard at work in a Tokyo restaurant. So much sushi … so little time!

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The Ridiculous And The Sublime: The Surreal Art of Naoto Hattori

Naoto Hattori was born in 1975 in Yokohama, Japan. Raised as a child in the Japanese traditional arts and culture, he plunged into modern pop culture as a teenager, becoming enthralled in board sports  like surfing and skateboarding, street art … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge: The Letter U: Ultraman!

This week, the letter U stands for Ultraman, seen here making a personal appearance in what appears to be the Ultraman store in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Hayata!

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Spooky

These wrapped-in-plastic mannequins have a spooky, Stepford Kids/Children Of The Corn look that’s appropriate for this spooky time of year. Happy Halloween everybody!!!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big!

There’s a lot of really big things in Tokyo! For more really big things, check out this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge!

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