Monday, September 27, 2010

Japan and back

The trip to Japan was interesting, a little world tucked away in one corner of the planet with its almost virgin culture. Understanding the culture through my book was fun. I loved stamping the left side pages of my sketchbook with these seals/stamps that were presnt at railway stations, temples, tourist sites.....basically everywhere! It was almost like getting a passport stamped and I was like a kid looking for these stamps.The high points of the trip were, visiting the rice fields of Wajima and climbing mount Fuji. I must say I am not the biggest fans of Japanese cuisine. Ok I'll shut up now and let the sketches talk! The first few sketches are from Amsterdam, I had a five hour stopover there so I decided to sketch some.

Amsterdam morning

Amsterdam tedha houses

Amsterdam without bicycle???

Amsterdam network

Japan day01

Nansenji temple


Inari pond

Kyoto station

Kyoto stret


zen garden


Noto Hanto

Reijiro Hamanno


Bicycle trip

Hamannos fishing boat

Tsukomabay map

Hammano boat blues

Wajima rice fields

How to Japan

Takayama wodden houses

Takayama street

Takayama village

Oyakodaki to Norikura

Youth hostel Norikura

Hike in Norikura

How to Onsen

Happy map

mount norikura

Ozawa Yukimasa


Matsimoto palace


Tokyo morning

Tokyo afternoon