To dress up for Cosplay looks like so much fun!!

Anime Cosplay in Tokyo

Cosplay is the big Anime convention in Tokyo. Cosplay, short for “costume play”, is a type of performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea from a work of fiction, in this case Japanese Anime. I would not be able to live in Japan and not attend one of these cosplay events. When I arrived…

Their costumes were beautiful and very elegant

Summer festivals and evening parades in Japan

Japan is the Land of gods and they are the reason cities and towns pulse with festival excitement. The intense spectacle and traditions of these renowned matsuri draw millions of people each summer. Matsuri is the Japanese word for a festival or holiday. In Japan, festivals are usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple and the whole community takes part…

A lot of the graffiti is really beautiful!

Graffiti / Street Art fill the streets of Santiago, Chile

Chile has long been the center for radical propaganda painting. As early as 1940 leading Mexican and Chilean artists were painting murals in Chile. Now, Latin American street art is as innovative as any in the world and Chile plays a really big part in this.  I was amazed by the amount and quality of…

According to the artist this color shift emphasizes the perception of roundness of the structure

Art Museums and Shirt Exhibitions in Santiago

The Finnish artist Kaarina Kaikkonen is presenting two exhibitions in two different venues in Santiago. My first encounter with her art was seeing “Traces”, featured on one of the staircases at the Museum of Memory and Human Rights. Here through the display of garments discarded by anonymous people, she redefines this space. “Traces” consists of…

Since 2000, the neighborhood has experienced a big art revival

Graffiti filled streets of Barrio Brasil in Santiago

My first two weeks in Santiago I spent a lot of time walking around different neighbourhoods in search of an apartment. This is my first time in Santiago so I really don’t know what to expect from the different neighbourhoods and have loads of fun exploring them. Barrio Brasil is a neighborhood of Santiago, Chile, located to the…

I was greeted by a huge iron spider as I arrived at the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills

Foggy view of Tokyo from the 53rd floor!

Roppongi Hills in Tokyo is an expansive shopping and entertainment complex. It is very sleek and modern. I usually stay away from shopping centers but the Mori Art Museum is on the 52nd floor of the 54-story Mori Tower. Completed in 2003 and named for builder Minoru Mori, the tower is the centerpiece of the Roppongi Hills urban development. The…

Grass made from glass, absolutely beautiful!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

This weeks Photo Challenge is Unique.  I traveled to Jerusalem a while ago and there I came across this beautiful “fake grass”. It is GRASS made out of GLASS!!! I have never before seen anything like it and thought it was stunning!! This was inside David’s Tower museum and it was part of a glass art…