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Today’s Watercolor AND Youtube: Tanabata!

This past weekend was the third and final of my city’s big festivals! The first is the Daruma festival in early January and the second is the Tanabata Festival in July. I put together this little video about it for my … Continue reading

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Hiking the Oze Highland Marsh

Over the weekend I finally got a chance to visit the Oze National park, one of the most famous natural spots in a prefecture known for it’s nature. Officially opened in 2007, the park actually extends across not only Gunma … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Halloween Witchy Black Burger & Ghostly Camembert Chicken!

A few weeks ago, the news of Burger King’s Black Burger hit the internet like a hammer. Reported far and wide, the news was the perfect touch of wacky Japan, with just blend of the light-heartedness and funny oddness. Visually … Continue reading

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Gunma-chan Birthday Cake!

This little guy appeared on my desk at work yesterday as a belated birthday treat! My first time at my visit school since the day, and I can’t believe my lovely coworker remembered, let alone went to the effort. So … Continue reading

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The Tokyo Art Book Fair!

Last weekend my friend Julia and I went down to Tokyo to check out the annual Tokyo Art Book Fair (thought not before stopping for Black Burgers at Burger King. My video’s now up to 26,000+ views, how bonkers is … Continue reading

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Today’s Art: Happy Fall Equinox!

September 23rd is 秋分の日Shubun no Hi, the Fall Equinox–a national holiday here in Japan, so I made this little Totoro drawing (I kind of like drawing Totoro, as you might have noticed) to celebrate it. For all the time that … Continue reading

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Burger King Japan’s Black “Kuro Burger”

I went to Tokyo to try the new Black Cheeseburger at Burger King! It’s made with charcoal and squid ink, and is pretty much the most goth food I’ve ever eaten. Or maybe it’s super heavy metal. What do you … Continue reading

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