I'm just back from a trip to Shiogama in Tohoku for the Hello Sandwich mt school workshops (more photos on that to come). After I finished my workshops it started raining heavily in this little Miyagi city. These are a collection of photos taken from under an umbrella on a little walk around Shiogama.
Shiogama was hit by the tsunami so the town is now dotted with higher land signs.
Reminds me of my last trip to Kyoto.
THIS vest shop installation! I adore.
Beautifully aged retro hair salon poster.
It's a beautiful and cool evening here in Tokyo tonight. 23 degrees. For the first time in months I haven't had to turn the air conditioner on and there is a lovely breeze flowing through my mini-me Shimokita apartment. I'm listening to Miyauchi Yuri mixed with the sound of cicadas and wind chimes coming from outside.
The trip to Tohoku was refreshing and inspiring in ways I couldn't have imagined. There are so many photos to sort through, lots of which are from a road trip to Ishinomaki. I was incredibly lucky to have met the most wonderful people, including an artist who moved to Ishinomaki after the tsunami hit and built his own creative studio in Ishinomaki city. He is currently working on a project documenting the changes in the community since the disaster. Meeting him made me rethink my current practice and want to move to Ishinomaki. I teared up a little as my shinkansen left Sendai. For the moment though, it has to be business as usual. Things are crazy busy working on my new book.
I can't wait to show you the pictures from the mt school! And photos from my road trip.