Remembering summer: In autumn

The streets were crowded, for which it was difficult to walk. However, we all felt happy close to each other. In August, the weather still hot for which cold beer, for a wine drinker, was more than welcome. Holding my beer, I walked through small alleys following something, something that was calling me, and without…

Shibuya: History and beauty

Shibuya, one of the most cosmopolitan districts of Tokyo, is everything you would expect from a modern city: cheeky, entertaining and provocative.   But it wasn’t always this way. In fact, Hachiko could tell the story better than anybody else. He could tell you about the war days and how the bombs took his beloved…

Tokyo Station: The rebirth of a giant

Tokyo station  resembles  the scenery of a film set from the 1920s. With its inspired European architecture, lighting and breeze atmosphere, it invites you to dream of a Japan that no longer exist but that we all yearn for. Bombed during WWII it wasn’t until 2012 that it will be restored to its former glory to…

Arthur Huang: The artbytecritique, his drawings and Nakanojo

  Knowing Arthur Huang is knowing an artist and scientist who has decided to use art to make an impact on society.  And following his desire to make an impact on society he actively participates in exhibitions and open shows in different parts of Japan, being his last exhibition in Nakanojo Biennale (中之条ビエンナーレ) where he…

Shinjuku: The beast and the heart of Tokyo

  When I arrived to Shinjuku for the very first time, I got lost and I almost ended up crying in one of its corners, as I am houkouonchi, which means literally “person with no sense of direction” (方向音痴 ほうこうおんち)I still hopeless to find my way around this big city. But if you survive your…