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F R O N T . . G A R D E N S

Documenting small public street-front gardens. In Japan.  It is an ongoing project.  They represent lots of ...
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Artist Interviews 2013: Sayaka Abe

Furious artist face ↑ Looks painful yo!  So, Sayaka… shall we begin?  What made you apply ...
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Artist Interviews 2013: Nik ...

Furious artist face ↑  He’s still smiling no?  So, Nik… shall we begin?  What made you apply ...
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Artist Interviews 2013: Susken ...

Furious artist face ↑ Look’s like hard work no?  So, Susken.. shall we begin?   What made you ...
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Lost Photographs: The Divine ...

This year I got an invitation to participate in the summer festival - to help ...
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Grape picking with Ken Takakura

Below is a short unedited report written and documented by Ken Takakura detailing his unexpected ...
2013-09-10 | itoi+ru-san |  1 comments
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Zoo

Tokushima Zoo is really quite close to Kamiyama.  If you take route 438 then turn ...
2013-08-06 | itoi+ru-san |  4 comments
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Silverfish and moths

The joruri crew decided to air all the stored equipment.  So these huge wooden boxes ...
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Lost Photographs: Nagano; on location: ...

Last year, I took part in a project called Exploring Life with Forests: Film Caravan ...
2013-07-17 | itoi+ru-san |  1 comments
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Lost Photographs: Tebajima island art ...

It’s a small island in the South of Tokushima.  The island promoted a full-on art ...
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Puppets with Peter

Met a couple from Germany staying in Kamiyama for a month as bed and studio ...
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Floor

Built a floor in the back room, next to the kitchen.  Replaced the old floor ...
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2000km without a puncture

All good things have to come to an end and this August marked the end ...
2012-11-18 | emma |  1 comments
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Processing some wheat

Amazingly I found a spare moment to process the wheat that’s been hanging, drying on ...
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F R O N T . . G A R D E N S

Documenting small public street-front gardens.  In Japan.  It is an ongoing project.  They represent lots of things. ...
2012-09-21 | itoi+ru-san |  2 comments
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Currents

Japanese in-laws wish to visit the world-famous vortex in Naruto.  I try and warn them ...
2012-09-17 | itoi+ru-san |  2 comments
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In the Attic

While cleaning up the doma I feel compelled to try and get into the roof. ...
2012-09-09 | itoi+ru-san |  1 comments
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A can of worms.

I’ve been trying to get the house ready for a new arrival but, as usual, ...
2012-09-03 | itoi+ru-san |  1 comments
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Pathos

Roasted meat party was held last night to say farewell to Emma sensei, a resident ...
2012-07-29 | itoi+ru-san |  1 comments
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Sanpo Suru #53

5 o’clock and I’ve got my brown boots on and the sky is pale blue ...
2012-06-11 | itoi+ru-san |  2 comments
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Walking/Picking

There’s a large spider sitting above me as I write this.  It’s been wandering around ...
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Bashing

ヂd染めエアrテェrん—f路尾rポウンヂンg手ぇオテェrだy。oops still in Hiragana.  Did some earthern floor pounding the other day.  There is a name ...
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May

I’ve been called a ‘crazy dad’ because I was taking hundreds of photographs in a ...
2012-05-20 | itoi+ru-san |  2 comments
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Stuff..

Been exploring the storage areas and peeking into the roof recently.  Stray cats have been ...
2012-05-14 | itoi+ru-san |  2 comments
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Renovating

We’ve been seeing this badger wandering around during the day.  It’s face is scabby and ...
2012-05-05 | itoi+ru-san |  1 comments
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Ono Sakura no Butai

Traditionally, we perform ningyo joruri at an outdoor theatre in Ono around the time the ...
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Ginger?

Things are slowly moving quickly here at the new house..  You find time for little jobs. ...
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A little progress..

Perhaps the real adventure begins now, from this moment onwards..  You can ask yourself what ...
2012-03-16 | itoi+ru-san |  5 comments
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Koyadaira

Towards the mountain Tsurugi the road 438 cuts through an area called Koyadaira.  I drove ...
2012-03-04 | itoi+ru-san |  3 comments
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Lost Photographs (The Disaster ...

One frosty morning in Kamibun a collection of villagers gather around huge vats of boiling ...