An enjoyable visit to an idyllic photographic museum in the heart of Tokyo.
A Visit to Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery
In my second post of three about Niigata’s sake production, I take a tour around a traditional sake brewery, and get a little drunk…
Niigata Kameda Watago Sake-ten
First in a series of three posts looking at Niigata Prefecture’s rich sake culture – with some coloured pencil illustration, too!
Shin-Hanga -“Realist” Japanese Prints
Take a peek at a type of print making that appeared in the 19th and 20th centuries…
Richard Hoare – The Song of Koumi II
The fabulous Song of Koumi exhibition by Richard Hoare – Part II
Sketching the Jōmon Exhibition
In August 2018 I went to see an exhibition I’d been looking forward to for a while – the Jōmon … More
Richard Hoare – The Song of Koumi I
Part 1 of 2 about a beautiful exhibition in Nagano, Japan.
Atelier U and the Work of Umetarō Azechi
It’s rare that I see images I like instantly. When I discovered the work of Umetarō Azechi (1902 – 1999), … More
The Influence of Japanese Woodblock Prints on my Illustration Style
Illustration styles are made up of peoples’ experiences, interests and the way that they see the world. For me, one … More
29/30 Days of Illustration – A Japanese Black Bear
I love painting animals. Continuing from my painting of the Japanese Macaques relaxing in their hot spring is a painting … More