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Going to Japan!

On March 16 I will start off an exciting artsy journey around Japan. During this trip I will get myself drenched into the Japanese contemporary art world; I will visit artists, exhibitions, events and many many other exciting things. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long, long time so I’m very excited it’s finally going to happen. In fact:


For one month, will be all about Japanese contemporary art and illustration. I’m going to do my best to inspire you with amazing, stunning, breathtaking, art from one of my favorite countries in the world.

Looking for Japanese Artists & Hot Spots

If you are a Japan-based artist (or if you’re involved in art & illustration in a different way) and you would like to collaborate on something fun while I’m there, I’d be happy to hear from you! Perhaps we could plan a studio visit, go on a tour at an inspiring art district or you could tell me more about your work over a cup of warm sake.

I am also welcoming tips and ideas of any kind. In fact, I would absolutely love to get some good advices from people who have interesting things or places to share. Do you know about an amazing event I should visit? Is that one great illustrator opening his exhibition? Or do you know about a great artist that’s based in Japan? I would be happy to hear from you! I will most likely travel to Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto and might be visiting other places too.

Any tips on the following subjects are welcome

  • Artists / illustrators
  • Art Events
  • Galleries
  • Exhibitions
  • Exhibition openings
  • Undiscovered artsy districts

I’m also looking for:

  • Good / Budget places to sleep

Have a suggestion or proposal? Please let me know via or comment on this post below
Your help & advice will be very much appreciated.

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  • Reply Rosa February 19, 2015 at 12:12 am

    How I’d love to go back to Japan… I lived in Tokyo for a year and I miss it a lot! While I was there they organized an exhibition of Aida Makoto and another with the theme ‘Love’ in the Mori Tower Museum. Loved both of them! I don’t know which one they’re holding now, but I’m sure it’ll be worth it. I also liked a lot the Kaikai Kiki Gallery, it had opened just some weeks before I got there and was very cool 🙂 Regarding artsy districts… definitely check Shimokitazawa and Koenji out! Just thinking about these places make me so nostalgic 🙂 I’ll tell you if I remember some other places
    Hope you have the best time there and I’m so looking forward to reading the posts with all your findings!

    • Reply Sandra February 19, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with me, Rosa! One year in Tokyo…wow! I bet you gad a good time there! Hope you also get the chance to visit it again soon!

  • Reply Ellen Weiss March 26, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Enjoying all of your posts and pictures from Japan , very inspirational.

    • Reply Sandra March 30, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you Ellen! I’m very happy to hear that!

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