Posts Tagged ‘hokusai’

Re: Guess What?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Last weekend, Amu and I went down to D.C. to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival street parade and eat lots of food. It’s become a tradition over time, and every year the weather decides to be temperamental. Not once since we’ve been going has the weather been 100% cooperative.

The first year we went together it rained, no, poured practically the entire time. To escape the rain we ducked inside one of the museums and managed to be lucky enough to see the Hokusai exhibit while it was still there. It was very inspiring and fit the mood quite nicely.

The past couple of years it mainly rained some. Not a lot. Not too much at all, but just enough to be inconvenient when it did. This year the wind was almost intolerable. At lunch I probably ate as much dirt as food. The wind kicked up huge sheets of dirt that threatened my food and my camera. Fingers are crossed that next year we break this strange weather thing we’ve had going on for a while.

Photo Phriday 35 – Love Hokusai

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Kuno fashions herself an art fan. Her favorite artist of all time? HOKUSAI. If you’ve looked at much Japanese woodblock printed art before you’ve seen his work. If you’re familiar with this wave, you know who Hokusai is.

Amu and I were lucky enough to stumble upon a free Hokusai exhibit in DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival a few years ago. It was a downpour and we were drenched, looking for someplace to dry and saw a museum letting people in. We were completely in awe. We stopped and looked at every piece, read every word we could. It was enthralling, and well worth missing hours of the street festival.

I hope to one day again accidentally stumble upon tremendously moving art I’d never seen before. I really love having my eyes opened.