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)

Thinking of Japan…

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Today is March 11th, 2 years since the big earthquake in Japan… I couldn’t help but thinking about my country and send all my thoughts and prayers… I got this blanket for Mili’s 1st birthday last year from Think of Japan While Knitting project. Every time I see this blanket, I think of Japan and the thoughts that put into this blanket. I can’t wait to explain where this came from when Mili is older, too.

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If you are interested in their project, please visit their facebook page and/or Etsy page where you can purchase some of the beautiful products and all the proceed goes to Ashinaga Ikueikai (NPO).

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