2009-11-03

Moving Again

looks like i will be in Yokohama for a while, helping the domestic farmers in Japan selling their local produce (sweet sweet fruits*).

so konnichiwa-! to Yokohama!

mosaic


i was not sure if it was my false memory or not, but when i went back to my elementary school this year, i found it....
the mosaic was made from my draft design and it was donated as a gift to the school when my grade graduated in H16.

the mountain in the back is Mt.Akagi in gunma, which i just visited with my friend recently.

2009-10-21

Cheetahnana

(when you see "sugar spots" on a banana, that's when you can take the most of its nutrition.)

2009-10-10

2009-10-05

moved to Japan-*

i am back to where i was born. my room has not changed since when i was 18.
here, it's hard for me to feel that i "grew up" at all. i still feel like 18.

but my parents sure have a lot more gray hair, the clover field that i used to play in has been flattened and now there is a wide street with cars passing, rice fields are replaced with unfriendly looking houses.

starting tomorrow, i am sending letters to the people that i have been wanting to say thank you.

2009-07-07

CAFEMODE presents

EARTHWORKS 04 : CATCH
curated by Kio Griffith
July 8 (Wed) 7-11pm


opening @ SHOJIN

333 S. Alameda St. Suite 310 (3rd Floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90013

show runs from July 8 to September 16, 2009


www.cafemode.com 424-785-0303

WORKS BY MORE THAN 25 ARTISTS* + LIVE PERFORMANCE
BY L.A.'S CUTTING EDGE MUSICIANS

EARTHWORKS started as a bi-monthly showcase of original art created by Los Angeles' leading designers / painters / musicians / photographers / fashion designer / illustrators / performers / dancers / actors + professionals from diverse backgrounds.

*Current shows include artists from Japan. The shows' themes are freely interpreted by each artist. The collective experience of fine foods, art and music is open to the public at SHOJIN organic + natural foods restaurant.


FEATURING WORKS BY
LORELAY BOVE | PATRICK HAEMMERLEIN | LORENA GUERRA SHIGENORI EBATA | DOUGLAS ALVAREZ | HEUNG GI MIN MAYUMI TANAKA | ALLEN D GLASS II | STEPHAN KOLSANOFF | YUKINA MAKINO JOHN TAPIA URQUIZA | MARI ARAKI | MIKA SOMA | NEYSA BOVE MISATO NAGARE | STEVE IRVIN | JON MEASURES | REMI FEBRUARY KYOKO KUBO | KOSTA POTAMIANOS | GABI MENDOZA | AYA NIIBO NISEY JORDAN | SARAH WILLIAMS | ASHKAHN SHAHPARNIA | JESSICA VLIET RICCARDO SPINOTTI | PHIL HAYES | DOUG EISENSTARK | JUNA AMANO KIO GRIFFITH | JOHN FISH | AKANE OSADA | TRÉ SHINICHI ONO | JUSTIN DIAMOND | MOSHE HACMON | CAROLINE SIRAND

LIVE PERFORMANCE BY
JOHANNES BERGMARK [amplified objects construction] from Stockholm DAMIAN BISCIGLIA [amplified objects / electronics] MATT PIPER [electronics]

2009-06-20


久しぶりに日本に帰るので、これまでできなかった「お家のお手伝い」をしたいと思います。

祖父と祖母はお餅やさんをしていましたが、数年前にお店を閉め、改装して今は店頭だった空間は居間の様なスペースになっています。でも、もしもあのお店が残っていたら、おそらく喜んでお店のお手伝いしたんだろうなぁ。

2009-06-19

i'm moving again


i am headed to NY, CT, LA then NRT (Japan)

see you soon!

2009-05-23


(at the botanical garden)

2009-05-22

Hill Clouds Sky


たまたま行き着いた所で休憩。

2009-05-20

Point of contact






saw a really nice old gathering hall.

2009-05-18

2009-05-11

festival-cont.


街のお祭りはそれほど大きくなかったけれど、日曜日に開催されるトライアソロンの為に沢山の観光客が「ぼけっ」としていた。ラム酒の生産が18世紀の頃から盛んな地域なので、サトウキビとココナツをトラック一杯に積んだおじさんと助手の少年がラムココナツのドリンクを作って売っている所を発見。サトウキビをその場でつぶしてジュースにしてしまうあのシンプルな機械がかっこ良かった♪

2009-05-10

festival

there was a festival last weekend on this island.



2009-05-08

options


what i can do, what i cannot do, which is better than another, what kind meal should i make for lunch, which street to take, which rout to take, which button to click, what steps to take, which lights to turn on, what i should do today instead of tomorrow, who's fault was it that caused all the trouble at work, do i want to read or write, should i speak or stay silent, do i believe in ghosts?

2009-05-07

Gardening

Did you know that for some herbs, you can just clip the stems and plant them directly into the soil for them to grow roots? So we tried it with basils and seems like it really works.... found lots of plastic pots laying around the property that we moved into...i think we will be making a garden next weekend with tomatoes, mini tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, basil, thai basil, lemon grass, okra, green peas, water melon, onions, daikon radish, thyme, tobacco, poppy, strawberries, shiso, cucumber, coffee....and some more i think.

2009-05-05

日本食が食べたい


小さな頃からお茶漬けは永谷園のインスタントお茶づけな私。カリブ海では日本の食品はほとんど手に入らないので、ロスを発つ前に自分に送っておいたモノのうちの一つがお茶漬け。

でもお箸忘れちゃった。

ので、庭に生えているレモングラスを切ってヤスリで端を整えてお箸の出来上がり♪

2009-05-04

happy dry tree

i moved to a new apartment with a very large yard. it is mostly very green except one tree. it looked like it was loosing all the leaves. but after watering it everyday, it bloomed pretty yellow flowers this morning.

2009-05-03

Gift

it's been a long time since i sent my best friend in Japan anything.
(the brown "thing" in between the smiley faces is cotton.)

2009-04-07

at a beach
















if you see close....

you can see....

a line of rocks..

2009-04-06

2009-03-23

Challah Bread(ハラ)

Eggy and sweet Jewish bread, Challah.
missed it so much e made it ourselves.

去年コネチカットのレストランで初めて食して以来このパンに魅了され...。と言ってもこの島にはユダヤ系のお店なんてないので、自分で作ってみました。

I used the recipe from this site.

2009-02-23

Feb 26th "Transformation" show at Shojin
















Feb 26th 8-11pm
Opening reception:
"TRANFORMATION"

at Shojin Restaurant
333 S. Alameda St. Suite 310 (3F)
Los Angeles, CA 90013

2009-02-17

Un/Functionally Relative Paintings

not site-specific, can be used site-specifically painting.