Trip to Tokyo

   After 20 years in Japan I finally made it to the Japan Folkcraft Museum in Tokyo this weekend. It’s a wonderful old building with a great collection of old folkcraft, mostly Japanese and Korean, that really makes you marvel at the sensitivity of people in days of old. There was a special temporary exhibition of old, mostly 18 th century Korean work – there were some lovely chawan and tsubo on display – old korean craft has this wonderfully interwoven sense of play and elegance, not always technically so accomplished but very fulfilling and likeable.


After that we headed of to Shibuya where amongst other things we got to see a great many people crossing the road at the famous ‘scramble’ crossroads. Downed a couple of beers and jumped on the shinkansen back to green fields and cherry blossoms…


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