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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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  • Exchanging ideas on co-designing (updated)
  • Exchanging ideas on co-designing (updated) Exchanging ideas on co-designing (updated)

Yesterday KCCC invited me to give a lecture at their office in Kyoto on the work I’ve done in Europe.

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At the Kyomo site with brand new machiya-style houses we found a small but exciting exhibition of light-objects.

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  • New machiya’s
  • New machiya’s New machiya’s New machiya’s

At Kyomo a modern interpretation on machiya’s can be seen. These houses combine old traditional styles with new elements.

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  • Misoka-an Kawamichi-ya 河道屋
  • Misoka-an Kawamichi-ya 河道屋 Misoka-an Kawamichi-ya 河道屋

In Japan most of the restaurants have their own speciality, like sushi or yakitori and won’t serve anything else.

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  • Usagi Juku
  • Usagi Juku

Sometimes in Kyoto I come across traditions I don’t fully understand. Like the wearing of these armors by children (boys) during the Yoroi Kizome Ceremony (coming of age festival).

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