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  • Mysteries and laser-precision at the Gion festival
  • Mysteries and laser-precision at the Gion festival Mysteries and laser-precision at the Gion festival

Fascinatingly, the Gion festival hides both centuries old mysteries and technical innovations. A month ago, one of these mysteries brought the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) to the Dutch town of Rijswijk.

 

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  • Park your car here
  • Park your car here Park your car here Park your car here Park your car here Park your car here

Most of the torn down machiya’s are turned into car parks. A lot of of these parking lots are empty though.

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  • The other way

What i like about living in another country is that it makes me question my own culture and way of thinking. Why do we do the things we do?

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Meanwhile in Japan

Meanwhile in Japan

During the last year I collected some of the articles I read on Japanese art and culture in a online magazine “Meanwhile in Japan”.

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  • A chat with Hiroshi Ishiguro
  • A chat with Hiroshi Ishiguro

At ATR I also talked with Hiroshi Ishiguro from HIL. He’s well-known, inside and outside of Japan for making humanoid robots, especially because of the robot he made as a copy of himself. I met with him, his Geminoid and also a Telenoid in his lab.

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  • Kyoto Machiya AIR 2014 Exhibition
  • Kyoto Machiya AIR 2014 Exhibition

From July 18th untill 20th Cesi Nolten and I will present the results of our Kyomachiya Artist-in-Residence 2014 in
ANEWAL Gallery. 

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On Designboom I read about Hiroshi Sugimoto, Japanese photographer and artist, who has created an unique temporary glass pavillion at Le Stanze del Vetro in Venice.

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  • Street art in Kyoto
  • Street art in Kyoto Street art in Kyoto Street art in Kyoto Street art in Kyoto Street art in Kyoto Street art in Kyoto

The streets of Kyoto are surprisingly clean. Scanning the streets for tags and other marks, the cleanliness hit me in another way: street art is hard to find here.

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Japan seems to be a football loving country, especially if the enthousiasm of the neigbourhood children playing football in the street is a good way to measure that. Continue Reading

  • Shimogamo shrine 下鴨神社
  • Shimogamo shrine 下鴨神社 Shimogamo shrine 下鴨神社 Shimogamo shrine 下鴨神社 Shimogamo shrine 下鴨神社

When Kyoto gets ‘too hot to handle’ the best thing to do is to search ways to cool down. You can hide indoors and put the airco on, but this city has too many good opportunities to do otherwise.

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