Nihon Buyo Show

Early this month, I took my daughters to see a nihon buyo dance at Japan Society. It was actually my first time seeing the dance! They explained the moves, the band and the instruments at the beginning, that was really cool, too.

It was such a great experience!

Live Calligraphy Performance 

We went to the Brooklyn Japanese New Year festival this week and saw a live calligraphy performance by Taisan Tanaka. I took a video of his awesome performance, but for some reasons, I couldn’t upload the video here… so it’s just some screenshots, but hopefully you get to see the dynamic performance.

Ikko Tanaka Designs

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This article made me look:

Poster Picks: Steven Heller’s Top 5 Ikko Tanaka Designs

Great timeless designs for sure…

Children’s Day 2013

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May 5th is a Children’s Day in Japan. This year, at Mili’s home school and playgroup, Mili made a Koinobori (above) and I helped her make a kabuto (the traditional Japanese military helmet) with a newspaper (below). I used to make these when I was little at school, it’s really awesome to get to do this all over again with my own kid now! Happy Children’s Day, Mili!

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(She didn’t like wearing the kabuto… haha)