Tuesday, 20 September 2011
This is a really delayed blogpost that I should have done months ago. Earlier this year (May/June) I was lucky enough to spend 5 weeks in Japan along with my lovely Jonathan. We were invited to do a residency at Headspace Gallery in Nara and also headline the annual Headspace Art and Music Festival in Osaka. During our time in Japan we had so much fun and met so many great people. Jamie and Aiko from Headspace were fantastic hosts and made us feel so welcome. They had arranged lots of interesting things for us to do during our stay, including tea picking and also introduced us to other Japanese artists with whom we collaborated with as part of the festival. We were based in Nara for the most part often travelling to Osaka and Kyoto but for 10 days we were invited to stay up at the Kayamori house which is up in the mountains in Sakurai. This had amazing views and wildlife (including terrifying Mukade) we could hear wild boars crunching the bamboo behind the house. I could keep typing but I think the photographs will say it all and let you know what an amazing time we had.