Tag Archives: Japan

mi-lab

I’m in Kawaguchiko, Japan, for the next few weeks, on a mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock) printmaking artists residency with mi-lab. It’s in a beautiful location in a small town on the edge of the lake at the foot of Mt Fuji. … Continue reading

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HK/Japan

This week my mokuhanga artists residency starts in rural Japan. On my way here I spent a day in Hong Kong……a few days in Tokyo……and am now here, through the mountains…..at the foot of Mt Fuji. I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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Japan travels – food

I love sketching and photographing the wonderful, beautiful food and restaurants in Japan, but I have to be quick, before it all goes cold!We ate all sorts of dishes, from udon to kushiage, and all of it was fantastic… Here’s … Continue reading

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Japan Kyushu travels – week 2

After the mountains, we travelled to the coast, in the misty rain, ready to explore another side of Kyushu. We stayed in a hotel in Nango, and watched the changing mood of the sea and the sky…We drove and drove, … Continue reading

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Japan Kyushu travels – week 1

For 2 weeks I’ve been travelling in Japan, mostly in Kyushu. We started in Kumamoto, with a wonderful view of the famous castle, although we couldn’t go inside due to earthquake damage.We spent an evening at Good Time Charlie’s bar, … Continue reading

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Japan map

I’ve been planning some trips for the year, and trying to decide where to go, so I’ve been looking through some of the old maps I did for Conde Nast Traveller for inspiration. I found this full page map of … Continue reading

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exchange show

My printmaking workshop GAW has done a print exchange with a small gallery in Yokohama, Japan. It’s very exciting! The exhibition of both our work and their work will be on show at the GAW gallery from next week 9 … Continue reading

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Kyushu part II

From Kumamoto, we travelled by scenic train to Kagoshima, with its famous active volcano Sakurajima. We visited up close, riding the boat across the bay, watching nervously at the smoke puffing gently from the top…We spent a day further south … Continue reading

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Kyushu part I

This week I have been in Kyushu Japan, starting my travels by train around the island. I love travelling by train here, it’s so efficient and also somehow charming. As you get further into the countryside, the trains become smaller, … Continue reading

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Japan trip: Wakayama

I’ve just spent a lovely few days in the Kii peninsula, in Wakayama, Japan. We stayed in traditional guest houses, in onsen towns along the Kumano Kodo ancient pilgrimage route. Our first stay was in Yunomine.The tiny public onsen ‘tsuboyu‘ … Continue reading

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