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Aya Uekawa’s uniquely stylized figurative paintings were a highlight of the show. (courtesy Aya Uekawa) I went last week to the newly open exhibit at Japan Society entitled “Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York”. The last two exhibits I had seen at Japan Society were both amazing: Murakami’s “Little Boy: The Arts […]

Similar but not exactly what I drank at Tafu’s. On lunch break, I went to TAFU/NY a new maccha cafe on East 51st between Lexington and 3rd. It just opened September 21st. The family has been in the tea making/selling/buying business for over 150 years supposedly, in Japan and also China. They sell premium teas […]

I got Kitano Takeshi`s Sonatine movie on DVD from Netflix. I was expecting it to be a new, but it’s actually an older film from 1993. The clothes and hair/make were from the late 80s or early 90s, and being able to date it after having lived through that era made me feel old. The […]

On Saturday, I went with my friend O. to see art galleries in Chelsea. I particularly wanted to check out Kohei Yoshiyuki’s exhibit at the Yossi Milo Gallery. It featured nightime photos from the 1970s that he’d taken in Tokyo parks using infrared film to record the crazy sex acts that took place there. Although […]

39 Microlectures I went to the library to get a Kazan book, but they didn’t have it, so I grabbed 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance by Matthew Goulish. He was a founding member of the Goat Island Performance Group, an avant-garde theater company founded in 1987 and has toured internationally. The book is hard […]