Thursday, 8 March 2012

Folk Craft Museum

I absolutely loved this place, it's a sort of anthropological collection of hand work.  It had some of the most beautiful kimono's I have ever seen.  And the ceramic collection was amazing.  Bernard Leach had very strong connections with the collector here and the Japanese influence can continue to be seen world wide today.  I couldn't take photo's but I am going to go back when Soetsu 's house is open next wednesday with my paints to see more and collect images. 

Turtle


Saw these on the walk to Tokyo University and the Folk Craft Museum

KNOTS AND BINDINGS

TILING AND GRID

Cat Cafe




I'm not sure I liked it here.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

WHERE ARE WE LIVING

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Our accommodation at Tokyo Wondersite

COSTUME AND PLAY


 Outside a hairdressers were these little figures in boxes.

Display outside a shop



WHAT A TOURIST




 Koi carp in a pond outside the Togo Shrine
 A shinto shrine, outside which we saw a lady in very traditional dress and (separately) a dog praying (with it's owners help).

 Saki bar
 Yeah, you heard. And take your surf board with you.

Earl Grey kept warm with a candle. 
 Possibly the most expensive pot of tea I've had in a while at Y700 (£5.60)

MARKS AND WIGGLES






DETAILS




ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES



TILING AND GRID









KNOTS AND BINDINGS