Spring is finally here. The cherry blossoms are in bloom here in Japan (you may have heard that it is a big deal here and… it is). Things are growing in my garden (mostly daikon, but a few other mysterious things too). And the site has moved to […]


  Weaving Weaving (detail) by Takashi Nishibori (Setouchi Triennale 2013 – Takamatsu, Japan)    


    Bordeaux Docks and Roadstead, early 20th Century. This picture (is it a picture that has been colored by hand, or a drawing?) is interesting, as the buildings on the docks are the same a Century later, but obviously, the docks and the activity on the Garonne river are […]

Bordeaux Docks and Roadstead

  Apparently, it’s quite wet in Paris today, but here, in my neck of the woods in Japan, it snowed – barely. That reminded me of that evening in Paris, near the Eiffel Tower on a snowy night, a few years ago:      

Snowy Night at the Eiffel Tower

    An inquisitive (or rather hungry) soft shell turtle in Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu, Japan.    

Soft Shell Turtle