Tag Archive: arts

Snaps from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Over Memorial Day weekend, I had the chance to visit Cleveland for the first time for the wedding of one of my good friends from graduate school. The wedding was held at the… Continue reading

Exploring the First Bay Area Book Festival

I’ve been having some awesome bookish adventures lately. One of the reasons I love my annual reading challenge is that it keeps me much more plugged in to what people are writing and… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday #28: Upcoming Takarazuka Shows

Romeo & Juliette, 8/10-9/9/2012, Tokyo Takarazuka Theater To follow up on my previous post on the Takarazuka Revue, I thought I would share some of the great posters for upcoming shows. They give… Continue reading

Koganecho Bazaar 2011, Yokohama

Apologies for the long hiatus! Things have been crazy-busy with classes, and blogging has kind of fallen by the wayside. I have a lot of catching up to do! Back at the beginning… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday #21: Clocks

  From top to bottom: Minato Mirai Ferris Wheel (Yokohama, Japan); Asakusa (Tokyo, Japan); “Chariot of the Harvest,” Corcoran Gallery of the Art (Washington, DC); Hirata Folk Art Museum (Takayama, Japan); Citizen Clock… Continue reading

Places in Japan: One Fantastic Day in Historic Takayama

Reesan from loneleeplanet has started up a new blogging festival called J-Festa to showcase the best of Japan, and this month’s theme is “Places in Japan.” I thought I would use the opportunity… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday #12: Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray, 1943-1944 Painted by Ivan Albright, American, 1897-1983 Displayed at the Art Institute of Chicago I stumbled upon this striking work of art when I was in Chicago last week,… Continue reading

Post-Industrial Art: Beijing’s 798 Art District

So, my time in China was amazing and jam-packed with awesome sightseeing and eating. I think I took over 1,000 photos over the course of the 2.5 weeks I spent in Beijing and… Continue reading

Noh Experience Necessary: Japanese Theater Brought To Life

I had such an action-packed summer in Kyoto on the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program that I still have a ton of pictures and stories to post. One of the best things about… Continue reading

The Edo-Tokyo Museum: A Taste of the Old Town

First of all, a quick note: Thanks to all of those to stopped by to read my post on the John Lennon Museum last week. Much to my delight, it was featured on… Continue reading