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Today’s Watercolor: Koi no Bori

Today is Children’s Day in Japan! These large carp streamers or Koi no Bori are hung outside to blow in the wind. Carp are supposed to symbolize strength, and the image of carp climbing up waterfalls is well known in Japan. Some … Continue reading

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Today’s Watercolor: Hoppy Easter!

Earlier this week I asked Facebook what I should paint for easter, and a friend suggested her pet bunny, and eggs and stuff. Done! Easter isn’t very well known here in Japan, though a few foreign companies are trying to market … Continue reading

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Today’s watercolor: Ponto and Shingo!

Spring Break is coming to a close, and it’s been a great one for out-of-town visitors. Two weeks ago there was the Anime News Network party with lots of people here for Anime Japan. Last weekend two of my old … Continue reading

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Today’s watercolor: a School Life Self-Portrait

As you may know, my school is not just a normal high school. In addition to the usual stuff like Math and History, there are also subjects like Accounting and Marketing. The Word Processing Club is popular, and the Abacus … Continue reading

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Today’s Watercolor and a Japanese Graduation Tradition

Monday was the day for High School graduation ceremonies here in Japan. It’s usually the first of March, but since it fell on a Saturday this year, it was moved to the next soonest weekday. I’ve gotten used to graduation … Continue reading

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Today’s watercolor: Sumo!

After my Daruma painting recently I felt like doing a few Japanese related watercolors. The sumo tournament was on recently, and I always enjoy catching a few matches on TV. I even went to the tournament in person a few … Continue reading

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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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