On the second day of our family trip to Japan, we toured Matsumoto. We spent a fun day exploring the famous castle and the nearby… Read More »Doll-maker Aya Furuta and a Missed Craft Show in Matsumoto, Japan
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Many tourists visit Matsumoto for its beautifully-preserved sixteenth-century castle. Only a few stop by the small Matsumoto City Museum right across the courtyard. Although somewhat… Read More »Matsumoto City Museum and Traditional Japanese Crafts
During our summer trip to Japan we visited many of the country’s famous attractions. Every now and then, through, I dragged my kids a little… Read More »The Nagamachi Yuzen-kan Silk-Painting Museum in Kanazawa, Japan
On my recent trip to Japan, I found art where I didn’t expect it, yet didn’t find the art I expected to see everywhere. Boro,… Read More »Boro: The Japanese Art of Mending That is Hard to Find in Japan
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably know that I love finding street art wherever I go. I’ve discovered some pretty… Read More »Street Art in Japan (And It’s Not What You Think!): Japanese Manholes!
I dedicated January of this year to working on my unfinished projects. If you’ve been following me for a while, you might recall that the… Read More »Finishing Unfinished Projects (UFOs) Part 2: Patchwork Totes
2020 is about to end, which means it’s time for that end-of-year summary, by now a tradition. It turns out that this is my fifth… Read More »Looking Back at 2020: An End-of-year Summary