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  • Japan Part V : Kyoto

    Kyoto I found Kyoto to be more touristy than Tokyo. Tokyo was very crowded, but it was  crowded in general with native dwellers and tourists alike. Whereas, Kyoto seemed to have a higher proportion of tourists to natives. Or maybe we just went to touristy spots. Anyways, that was my observation. We spent 5 days and 4 nights in Kyoto […]
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  • Japan Part IV : Kurashiki

    Kurashiki After Hiroshima, we spent 2 days and 1 night in Kurashiki. It is a small town that has an old historic canal district, called Kurashiki Bikan (Aestheric Area). We felt that 2 days was a good amount of time to explore this historic and quaint city.   Japan Rural Toy Museum: This museum was the highlight of my trip. It is […]
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  • Japan Part III : Hiroshima / Miyajima Island

    Hiroshima I wasn’t sure what to expect with Hiroshima. We wanted to go to pay our respects at the Atomic Bomb Dome and see the Peace memorials. Aside from those plans, I didn’t really know what to expect. I was happy to find that Hiroshima has a very warm, familial vibe to it. It was slower paced, very walkable, and the […]
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  • Japan Part II : Tokyo

    Tokyo This trip we focused on seeing other neighborhoods in Tokyo that were a bit quieter, less crowded, and piqued our interest when we visited in 2013. Below, I included some of my favorites: Kichijōji: I really enjoyed Kichijoji last trip, so I wanted to spend a bigger chunk of time in this neighborhood. It reminds me of Brooklyn, lots of cute […]
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  • Japan Part I : general information

    This April, my husband and I traveled to Japan. During this trip to Japan, we decided to venture south from Tokyo by riding the shinkansen (bullet train) to Hiroshima, Kurashiki, and Kyoto. Japan can be a really intimidating place to visit, so I thought some readers might be interested in general information, places we enjoyed, as well as tips to make […]
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  • Work/Life 3: Illustration Process

    After completing the online questionnaire, Janine supplied me with my illustration brief. Each illustrator would create a custom illustration specifically for Work/Life 3. The following brief was sent to me: Your Car A Day illustration project was a terrific self-initiated project. I think art directors will be really drawn to its graphic appeal, of repeated similar object isolated on a […]
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  • Japan Trip Part I : Japanese Illustrators

    It’s been 2.5 months since we returned from our Japan trip. It’s about time I wrote about this rich cultural experience! One thing that I really wanted to take advantage of while I was there, was to meet up with Japanese illustrators/artists that I admire. I reached out to a few illustrators before we left New York. To my surprise, […]
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