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Strolling around Tokyo Asakusa with Ricoh Theta S

Recently I bought Ricoh Theta S.
This camera can capture 360 orbital view.

I would like to start take the photos of Tokyo and other areas as orbital images (‘ω’)

Seeing those images make me dizzy a bit actually, but exciting (^O^)

Anyway I strolled around my favorite place Asakusa….

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Kaminarimon Gate

 

Nakamise Street.
Many lovely shops.

Retouching the photo to remove myself is very troublesome.
I should compromise retouching stone tiles.

I want to be invisible to save the time to retouch.

 

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The Exhibition “HELLO,MY NAME IS PAUL SMITH” ポールスミス展 in Tokyo. Every Day is A New Beginning… yeah! yeah! yeah!

The other day I visited Paul Smith exhibition at The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo Ueno Park.

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Official Website
「HELLO,MY NAME IS PAUL SMITH」

 

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I used to have a Paul Smith Wallet but never had a shirt.

Because it’s too elegant and expensive for me.

I’m a man with plain shirts and active sneakers. That’s Okay.

I remembered when I was a student in London and my friend visited me from Japan.
And he insisted me to go to Paul Smith Shop at Covent Garden.
Inside the shop, I really felt awkward to see those pricey tags

I bought many nice reasonable clothes at Camden Town or other nice flea markets in London those days.
Of course I was a student at that time, I couldn’t afford to buy gorgeous shirts.

But my friend could! (He must have worked a lot to buy Paul Smith )

That was his Dandyism. I think.

 

Anyway when I knew this exhibition coming to Tokyo, I wanted to feel Lovely British Pop Art thing atmosphere created by fashion living legend Paul Smith.

So I invited my friend, he used to be a student at the same time with me in England.

 

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Inside gallery, there were so many visitors (They were so very O-sya-re(おしゃれ) fashionable)

They seemed to be so fascinated by Paul’s works of photos, clothing patterns, cars etc. (even evian!!)

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Digital Art: Azalea Women

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I really love girls… I mean, drawing them~ This was originally a pencil sketch I did when I couldn’t do anything during my internship. I decided to make it digital since it’s been months since I practiced painting via Photoshop. and also I want to experiment more and combine my drawings and Nao-chan’s photo works.

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The Night Sketch

 

It’s #ThrowbackThursday (≧▽≦)

 

This is an illustration I made few months ago. I really love drawing women portraits and fashion illustrations (I, myself is not fashionable at all though)

 

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Hokusai and Kappa 北斎と河童

I finally could see Hokusai’s Ukiyo-e works.

Hokusai (1760–1849) is one of the most remarkable Japanese Ukiyo-e artist.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai

And his Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series are acknowledged as one of the most famous Ukiyo-e series.

Ukiyo means The Floating World.)

To know more about Katsushika Hokusai and to access more of his works, you can visit this Artsy’s site:

https://www.artsy.net/artist/katsushika-hokusai

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In Spring: Aika and Nao’s First-Ever Collaboration

We are actually art-oriented people. Taking photographs is his passion and mine is drawing and designing. So we are thinking that creating art together will be awesome. We came up of making a photo illustration and called it “In Spring”

Nao-chan has a lot of amazing photos. He even met a lot of prominent people and took their portraits. I actually felt a bit sad he shifted his career. But I’m hoping that even though he’s busy with something else, he will keep doing what he loves.

 

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Ta-da! Our first photo-illustration

 

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Aika’s Illustration

 

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