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The school festival GEISAI 2012

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I went to Tokyo University of the Arts school festival, “The school festival GEISAI 2012.”

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There were a lot of mikoshi’s on display inside the campus. Every year, each faculty’s 1st year students build mikoshi’s and compete with each other.

It was fun to see so many unusual and unique mikoshi’s.

The school festival GEISAI 2012 (Japanese)
Mikoshi (Japanese)

exhibition “Hito Hito Hito”

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I went to sunae artist Naoshi & her friends exhibition, named “Hito Hito Hito”.

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“hito” means people or human being, each artists created 12 “hito” from 12 themes.
From same theme, all of their works are quite different!

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I really enjoyed beautiful individualities of the art.

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gallery KUU (Japanese)
Naoshi
Hanae Sasaoka (Japanese)
Miki Fuseya (Japanese)

PHYSICAL TEMPO OF THE DEAD!!

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Unique and horrible cuties gathered for the exhibition named PHYSICAL TEMPO OF THE DEAD!!
In Japan, ghosts and spirits are “beloved” in summer season. 納涼(Nou-Ryo) means making cool feelings in hot days. One of Nou-Ryo things are ghost stories.

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Various creators’ one of a kind ghosts were waiting for us.

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PHYSICAL TEMPO (Japanese)

Mononoke Exhibition

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Not only fearful, but humorous or cute ghosts, evils and specter beings gathered on Mononoke Exhibition!
I got tiny bad guys there – Bakeneko (means like goblin cats) embroidery patches.

URESICA gallery & shop (Japanese)
Yokai (Mononoke) – Wikipedia
Bakeneko – Wikipedia

Art Tower Mito

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I went to Mito to see the “Power Sources” exhibition by Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger at Art Tower Mito.

Though rare for Japan, it was an exhibition where visitors are allowed to take photos, so I did so enthusiastically.

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With lots of works featuring things like cell and mineral motifs, it was all very interesting.

There were many works that were to be appreciated through some form of participation, such as looking at them while sprawled in a bed or while sitting in a swing, so it was a very fun exhibition.

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Art Tower Mito 水戸芸術会館

mt lab. – Ribbonesia

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mt (masking tape) started new experimental project “mt lab.”, the exhibition is now holding at Souvenir from Tokyo in The National Art Center Tokyo.
MT (和紙膠帶Masking Tape) 開始了新的試驗項目 “Mt Lab”, 現在正在國立新美術館的東京紀念品商店展出。

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Ribbonesia is the first artist for this project. Beautiful modern four seasons of Japan -  made of ribbons and masking tapes – appears in the museum.
Ribbonesia是參與這個項目的第一位藝術家。在博物館裡用緞帶和和紙膠帶展出了日本四季的美麗與現代。

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Of course I got their limited mt tapes and “The World of Ribbonesia” book!!
當然我也有得到限量版的和紙膠帶 (mt tape) 和《Ribbonesia的世界》

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mt lab.
Souvenir from Tokyo

Ribbonesia facebook
The World of Ribbonesia (Amazon.co.jp)
Ribbonesia – 8tokyo article

“Katsuhiro Otomo Genga-ten” (Exhibitions of his original pictures & drawings) part2

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There is a room where is only permitted to take pictures, and we’ve found that Kaneda’s red motorbike is displayed.

We had very good time to see his handwriting pictures and drawings which are very very gorgeous.
It would certainly be worth it!

Katsuhiro Otomo Genga-ten
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Katsuhiro Otomo – Wikipedia

“Katsuhiro Otomo Genga-ten” (Exhibitions of his original pictures & drawings) part1

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My friend and I went to ‘Katsuhiro Otomo Genga-ten’ at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo.
It is held from April 9th, 2012 to May 30th, 2012.
‘Katsuhiro Otomo’, who is a very famous Japanese comic book creator, and also he is known as a film director.
A very popular comic,’Akira’ is his masterpiece all over the world. It is also made into a movie.

Katsuhiro Otomo Genga-ten
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Katsuhiro Otomo – Wikipedia

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