Postcards, tea and a kimono: memories of a year in Japan

“Refinement” is the word that comes to my mind when I think of Japan, despite the initial culture shock I told you about. Even though the Japanese are obsessed with high-tech, they are fiercely protective of their traditions and feel close to nature. The few objects I brought back from my stay remind me of…

“The noise is driving me crazy”: a Japanese artist meets New York City

As you can see on my Portrait page, I lived for a year in Tokyo and for 3 years in the USA. So when I heard about the exhibition in Paris of Japanese artist Aki Kuroda’s work on New York City, I was curious to see it for myself. I wasn’t disappointed: I am drawn…