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Gunma Art Share Night!

This past weekend my local JET Association held a new event–Art Share Night. The idea was to beat the winter blues by coming together to share some creativity. There were live performances and physical art as well. It was great! I … Continue reading

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Today’s Watercolor: Daruma

The Maebashi Daruma Festival was last week! We had lots of fun as always 🙂 This picture  doesn’t quite capture my new sparkly gold paint, but I really like how it looks in person!  

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California Dreamin’

We’ve landed! We’re safe and sound in LA and everything went smoothly. The girl at the ANA counter did get a look of polite Japanese terror when we rolled up the enormous Daruma boxes. It probably didn’t help that I … Continue reading

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Our trip to the Daruma Factory!

Yesterday we did something that was easily one of the coolest things we’ve ever done in Japan. We had a Super Awesome Secret Mission for Anime Expo–we went to the Daruma Factory to get special custom Daruma for this year’s … Continue reading

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