Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fish & Chips BBQ

「ここ日本だよ」This past weekend, Fukuoka fixed-gear bicycle crew FISH&CHIPS, had a beach BBQ at Fukuhama beach. Lots of cool people, lots of cool bicycles, and lots of good food courtesy of cooks Han-chan and Maje (among others)! ★ It's amazing what these guys can do on bikes.
Now some pictures that look way cooler 'cause they were taken with a fish-eye lens ★
Now some FISH&CHIPS advertising-
Until next time :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Suibokuga in Kurume

Went to see suibokuga (Japanese ink paintings) being done in Kurume (about an hour from Fukuoka). Shitama-san took me again this time. (連れて行ってくれてありがとうございます!)
It was really incredible to see this amazing painting grow before my eyes. The materials for suibokuga are the same as shuuji...I'm thinking it might be cool to try suibokuga when I get back home. Already have all the basic materials :) I don't know...this guy inspired me to try something new. It was seriously an amazing thing to watch. Everyone was just quietly watching and there was super calm, traditional Japanese music playing in the background and it was really refreshing.  I also spoke with a man who makes really cool Japanese lanterns. He spent 6 years training in Kyoto and is now making lanterns in Kurume. Also, the building this place was in...I want to live there. A good, refreshing day. I need more days like this :)



Writing his name in

Pressing the hanko on

Dragonfly :) He did this with a tiny shuuji brush!

More works

My new home

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Because I Like It When You Lose Control

It's SILVER WEEK (a.k.a. week of holidays)! So it's Wednesday night and the streets were crowded with people. Had a great time helping represent Team LA. With 4 members and an end-of-the-night count of 70...I am satisfied with that :) Ohhh man, hanging out outside, though. SO FUNNY. "Mucchan, your iPhone's not on..." Okinawans, "Festival", UDON (?!), rain, cold water bottles...
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