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Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong new video

Posted on 08.23.14 under Dustin Wong, Savage Imagination, She He See Feel, Takako Minekawa

The duo’s 2nd album, “Savage Imagination,” drops Aug 28 via Thrill Jockey in America and Plancha in Japan. Here’s a video of “She He See Feel” to pave the way.

Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa – She He See Feel from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Read the Pitchfork review here.

Kyoto is an interesting place…

Posted on 08.20.14 under Kyoto, yuri shimojo

At the top of Kyoto Station, a magnificent building, you will find the “Happy Terrace.”

Great view from up here.

With the soothing and peaceful sound of wind chimes to calm your troubled mind.

Coming from multiple Bose speakers…

Very quiet, usually there are throngs of people, but it was just after the Obon holidays and everyone had gone home.

Here is a little temple that offers “shiawase,” which means: contentment and happiness.

Doesn’t seem to be a shortage of freaks, but then again, what is a freak? Kyoto is not pressurized by Tokyo where the people are more rushed and stressed.

On the left, our guides for the day, Aya Fujimori and Yuri Shimojo.

The lovely and charismatic Yuri Shimojo.

The mountain where Yuri now lives has sacred place that are a bit overgrown…


Aya brought us to gallery/bookstore, Transpop.

A very interesting bookstore, Gakeshobo, where Yuri had a talk show the previous evening…

We paid our respects to Junko’s mother, Sumiko Matsumoto, whose ashes are interred at the Otani Temple.

Dinner was at Okiniya. Delicious neo-Japanese food and the master surprised us with his Buddhist art.

In Harajuku at Omotesando Hills

Posted on 08.15.14 under Uncategorized

A retrospective exhibition of fashion and costume designer Keita Maruyama. All the lanterns have the names of the celebrities he has costumed. Closes Aug 17, 2014.

The walk up from Keita Maruyama Exhibition.


Dustin and Takako Minekawa’s 2nd album drops in a week. Had a sneak preview of the videos and they look great!

Isaac is in Tokyo for 6 weeks to do some illustration and research.

super moon sets

Posted on 08.13.14 under Uncategorized

Behind the mountains at 6:30 AM in Wailuku.

Oh, chelsea

Posted on 08.03.14 under Cloud Hands Project

Oh, Chelsea,” a song by Cloud Hands Project (me) inspired by wild speculation as to what actually has happened to Chelsea (nee Bradley) Manning.

Featuring the lead guitar stylings of Aaron Booth.

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