The samurai and the merchant

A trip to Dejima to visit samurai and old western merchants.

The texture of life

Friday Godzilla opened here in Japan. I went to see the IMAX version yesterday — I loved it. The storytelling and visual effects were superlative. The visual details in the boss fight were stunning. The view of Fuji caused a loud laugh in the theater and protagonists backstory was unnecessarily drawn out, but as a whole it was a lot of fun to watch. I’ve been working on these to understand black and white, which brings out the hidden details in the leaves. Tell me what you think. More importantly, tell me… Read More