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The D.T. Suzuki Museum in Kanazawa

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Toothpicker

Out of all the sights I visited in Kanazawa, my favourite was the tranquil and minimalist D.T. Suzuki Museum, a small museum commemorating the life and works of Suzuki Daisetz Teitaro (1870-1966), a prominent Buddhist philosopher and writer.
Suzuki received his Buddhist training at the Engakuji Zen monastery in Kamakura and later became [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Nature, Buddhism & meditation, Anything Japanese, Gardens & parks, Contemporary, Japan and was tagged with nature, museums, contemporary architecture, Japanese architecture, Zen Buddhism, zen gardens, Kanazawa, D.T. Suzuki Museum

Mino washi museum & Akari Art Gallery

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Toothpicker

One of places I wanted to visit in Mino was the Mino washi museum. Yet the museum is located about half an hour's drive from the town centre, and there are no buses that could get me there. After enquiring at the tourist office (inside a washi paper stationery shop), the [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, Paper art & craft, Art, Anything Japanese, Contemporary craft, Japanese art, Japan, washi paper and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, museums, paper craft, Mino, washi paper, akari, paper lanterns

Hiroyuki Shindo's Little indigo museum in Miyama

Posted on September 15, 2018 by Toothpicker

Sometimes it doesn't matter how much planning you do before your trip, things would still go wrong... but miraculously, some kind strangers/ locals would appear out of nowhere to help you out. I am sure many people have had these experiences when they travel, and I think it is probably the most [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, Art, Traditional arts & crafts, Anything Japanese, Kyoto, Contemporary craft, Designers & artists, Japanese art, Textiles, natural dyeing, shibori, indigo dyeing and was tagged with museums, Kyoto, Japanese art, Japan, textiles, indigo dyeing, The little indigo museum, Miyama, Hiroyuki Shindo

Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum in Kyoto

Posted on September 3, 2018 by Toothpicker

I have wanted to visit Japanese potter, Kawai Kanjiro's former house - now his Memorial Museum for a long time. Yet for some reason, I never made it until this trip... it was a timely visit as the museum was like a quiet sanctuary compared to hassle and bustle in the [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Calligraphy, Art, Traditional arts & crafts, Anything Japanese, Kyoto, Japanese art, ceramics & potteries, Carving, Japan, Folk arts & Mingei and was tagged with museums, Kyoto, folk arts & craft, Japanese architecture, calligraphy, pottery, wood carving, Kawai Kanjiro museum

Le Festival du Merveilleux au Musée des Arts Forains

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Toothpicker

Paris is renowned for its world-class museums and galleries, yet it also has many quirky museums that are off the beaten track, and Musée des Arts Forains is one of them. This private museum opened in 1996 and it is located within the Les Pavillons de Bercy, the 19th century wine warehouses built [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Photography, Travel, Paris and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, paris, photography, museums, funfair

Braun Design Collection & Dieter Rams

Posted on June 14, 2016 by Toothpicker

Like London, New York and Paris, Berlin is a cultural city well-known for its world-class art museums. Aside from art, the city also have many inspiring photography and design museums and galleries. The Bauhaus Archive Museum of Design is an obvious choice for all design lovers. However, as a design geek and [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Design, Berlin, German design and was tagged with museums, Berlin, Braun design collection, industrial design, Dieter Rams, product design, German design

Revisiting Hong Kong's Western district

Posted on June 8, 2014 by Toothpicker

The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences 
Last year I wrote about Hong Kong's mid-levels and Sheung Wan districts, and within a year, the streetscape has changed immensely in this rapidly-changing city, so I have returned to see what is new and how things have changed.
My journey began from Mid-Level's Caine Road, the [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Exhibitions, Architecture, Photography, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Markets, Street life and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, shopping, museums, Colonial architecture, Shopping guide, Food & dining, street life

Viva Andalusia: Cordoba

Posted on February 2, 2014 by Toothpicker

I took a 45-min high-speed train ride from Seville to the historical Cordoba, and was pleasantly surprised by the conditions of the trains (and train stations). The train was clean, roomy, modern and comfortable, a huge contrast from the old and dirty trains in the U.K. ( sorry but
Although Cordoba is much [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Andalusia and was tagged with architecture, museums, Andalusia, Cordoba

Viva Andalusia: Seville

Posted on January 24, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main and bottom right: Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza; bottom left: Palacio de San Telmo
Traveling is one of my life-long passion, so being able to travel for work is something that I love. However, in the last few years, my travels have revolved either around work or visiting family [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Art, Andalusia and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, architecture, museums, seville, Andalusia

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