February 11, 2018

Sexy and Sassy Lingerie

Ravijour, OPA Bldg., Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
ラヴィジュール(京都市中京区河原町通四条上る)

February 07, 2018

Miniature String Quartet

Barber Hayashi, Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
バーバー・ハヤシ(京都市上京区千本通今出川下る)

February 03, 2018

Hinaningyō

Ōhahi-ippō Doll Shop, Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
大橋弌峰(京都市上京区千本通出水上る)

Every year on March 3rd, Japan celebrates the Doll Festival (ひな祭り, Hina Matsuri). Until recently, Girls' Day was also celebrated on March 3rd. On this day every year, families set up a special step-altar on which to arrange their Emperor and Empress dolls, called "ひな人形, Hinaningyō" in Japanese. They decorate this altar with boughs of peach blossoms and make offerings to the hina dolls of freshly made rice cakes (餅, mochi), either flavored with a wild herb or colored and cut into festive diamond shapes.

February 01, 2018

Display

Atmos Shoes Shop, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
アトモス(京都市中京区新京極通四条上る)

January 24, 2018

Installation Art by Chiharu Shiota

The Museum of Kyōto, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
京都文化博物館(京都市中京区三条高倉角)

Chiharu Shiota (塩田千春) is a Japanese installation artist born in 1972 in Osaka. She has been living and working in Berlin since 1996. Shiota studied at the Seika University (精華大学) in Kyoto and at various schools in Germany. While in Germany, she studied with Marina Abramović.