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obon 2014 | #1 roadtrip to the south

In march we already travelled to Kyushu. Unluckily it was raining almost all of the time. So we decided: let’s try again this Obon week (Summer holiday in Japan)
Reasons? Even with rain Kyushu was beautiful and we wanted to spend some more time outside of the van, as well we wanted to check out another Camper van in Fukuoka (VW – yeahhh!), to add to our “collection”.

We started our trip by driving to Lake Biwa, close to Kyoto, Japan’ largest freshwater lake. Around Moriyama, there are some nice, stony beaches with barbecue areas, where you can spend your day.
After spending a night on a hidden parking area close to the Okayama port (not a good idea – because I got noisy due to the fisher boats at 5:00), we travelled one day to Naoshima island, to visit the Art projects. If you are somehow interested in Art I would recommend to go there! We brought our own bikes, but you can also rent bikes at the port and do the whole tour of roughly 14km by bike.
And Naoshima Bath house (I♥湯) looks a little bit weird, but Is a nice contrast to other typical Japanese onsen.

tokyo arts

Gleich 2 Ausstellungen in den letzten Wochen besucht. Zuerst das Japan Media Arts Festival und ein paar Wochen später die Tokyo Art Fair. Sehr schöne Sachen gesehen, und wer nächstes Jahr zwischen Februar und März in Japan ist sollte: unbedingt versuchen auch mal vorbei zu schauen!

Visited two exhibitions in the last few weeks. First, the Japan Media Arts Festival, and a few weeks later, the Tokyo Art Fair. Very nice and interesting mix of arts and if you should be in Japan next year around February, March, you should definitely try to come by!

“kanamara festival” oder “bitte folgen sie dem riesen penis”

Today, a little bit of culture – or something like that… in kawasaki, once a year the kanamara (or penis) festival takes place. besides ice cream and lollipops formed like penis’ and vaginas, you could also buy matching t-shirts or watch radish–penis–carving while on the roads the crowds are following a giant penis from temple […]

superdeluxe

ein bisschen schräg, ein bisschen schrill aber auf jeden fall spannend. ein abend mit musik inklusive live-kunst, der sich gelohnt hat!

aida makoto

heute im mori museum gewesen… endlich! gefühlt schon seit 4 wochen geplant und auch schon weiterempfohlen… spannende & krasse ausstellung von aida makoto’s werken über 20 jahre. sehr abgefahren und ganz schön kritisch gegegnüber japan und anzugträgern. hat sich aber echt gelohnt! leider war fotografieren verboten –  wer mehr sehen will:

http://www.mori.art.museum/english/contents/aidamakoto_main/about/index.html