I have been longing to visit Teshima island in Seto Inland Sea for a long time, especially Teshima Art Museum by Nishizawa Ryue. My expectations were definitely exceeded! Visiting Teshima Art Museum was such a unique experience. Its surrounding rice fields, hills and overall magical atmosphere filled me with a magical bliss. I am wondering … More 豊島・Teshima: nature, architecture and a bonus cat
犬島・Inujima: What was and what is. A few days ago I had a chance to visit Inujima island in Seto Inland Sea. Seirensho art museum based on a former copper refinery as well as art houses scattered around the island, created by renown architects and artists, made me think about different ways art and architecture … More 犬島・Inujima: What was and what is
Exploring Sapporo in summer time! Current status: ・surviving last weeks before August holidays and お盆 Obon ・staying hydrated ・enjoying green (summer on the island of Hokkaido is so short) ・occasionally escaping to the sea ・watching Twin Peaks (Season 3 finally!) ・enjoying summer clothes Photo credits: 大野 ハシェム
There is a close relationship with nature throughout all Japanese archipelago, but I feel that on the island of Hokkaido it is even stronger. It is not before 1869 that Hokkaido was officially declared Japan’s land. Until then it is said to had been inhabited by Ainu people, which ancestry is somewhat remote and mysterious. … More Fish and sea and architecture
Quite unbelievable that I am back to Japan for the third (!) time! After arriving from the airport and stepping on the streets on Sapporo, I am filled with pleasant familiarity. It is almost like arriving home. One of my homes. I do not feel lost anymore. Japanese kanji written here and there do not … More Back to Japan!
I haven’t been planning any special trips, but my homecoming from Japan to Portugal, than to Ukraine and going back to Portugal has turned into some kind of adventure with lack of sleep and long transfers, but also flavored by characteristics and differences of countries I passed through in such a short time. In between Portugal … More Old Europe
“Where is my Marcel?” I said getting ready to exit the airplane and looking for my volume of “In Search of Lost Time. The Way by Swann’s”. I have heard about “In Search of Lost Time” from a friend a long time ago. He said its author, Marcel Proust, was a sort of hikikimori who … More Our Companion, Time