Archive for February, 2009

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art

February 26, 2009



I went to the Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art with my friends.

We assembled in Oyamazaki Station at 1:00 p.m. Oyamazaki Station is a small station, and visiters have to ride on a local line to reach this station. What’s is more, there are only museum. We were able to enjoy a natural environment. It took ten minutes to reach at this museum, and there ware so many steep slopes. We were little tired before viewing the exhibition.







This exhibition is Now, Oyamazaki … YAMAGUCHI Akira.  I did not know him, but now I have became his fan. YAMAGUCHI Akira is an artist who has a superb painting technique and  a unique approach toward paintings. He describes the traditional Japanese painting like Yamato-e and creates his paintings by combining the contemporary and past elements. He is thirty-nine years old and  was born in Gunma prefecture.








In this exhibition, he claimed that was inspired from the history of Oymazaki. There was a Battle in Yamazaki between HASHIBA Hideyoshi and AKECHI Mitsuhide in 1582. He portrayed both of the samurai in his new paintings, and depicts Mitsuhide and his fallows in a very peculiar way, which may evoke the viewer mysterious . This is his first exhibition in Kansai.








There were other features in this museum. Firstly, Claude Monet’s work is the most famous in this museum. Although, I have seen his work at a Tate Modern in London, this time was very exiting as well. Secondly, this museum was designed by ANDO Tadao. He is the most famous architect in Japan, and his work is highly regarded all over the world. The new building that was designed by him formed like a circular base which is underground. We were able to have a good time. I had many discoveries related to Japanese art.








How delcious this sushi is !!!!!

February 25, 2009





This is a  fantastic sushi.










February 16, 2009


I really like the Yellow.

I really like polka dots.

How about you?




























I need sometying art.

February 13, 2009


I went to one lecture which was held in graf with my friend whose name is Masako.I met her in Kyoto when we participated in Kyoto Art Walk Exhibition as a volunteer worker.

She has gone to Glasgow to study contemporary art since five years ago. Last autum, she came back to Japan to start an artist work. She loves art and Glasgow rather than London. Generally, many people think that most famous city for art is London. I think so too, but she doesnt so. She said to me, Glasgow is exciting city for art, and has produced many great musicians and artists. Glasgow is an artistic city. She is proud of Glasgow. After I heard this, I was nterested in Glasgow. She often gives me a lot of positive minds.






Main topic of this lecture was about an ‘Artist in residence programme’. In this programme , one artist goes to new place and creates new work there, and finally they can have a private exhibition. If artists go to new place, they can feel big inspiration and make their work more creative. This links to an enthusiasm of art scene, what is more this scheme is aimed at young artists. In fact, it is very difficult for young artists to continue making work. Only few artists can earn them living as a artist. This programme plays important role for young artist. If young artist want to continue artist activities, they need a lot of money. For example, they need a studio the cost of materials and place for an exhibition.






I think that at this time that has a lot of serious problems all over the world, we really need a power of art. I believe that art has strong power. When I was younger, I liked painting. When I was painting, my mind was free, and I was able to describe my mind or feeling easily through art. My friend wasn’t able to speak suddenly when she was a junior high school student. After she started painting, she was able to speak again.



I need art to live.







My lovely beer.

February 13, 2009

I like a beer.

In paticular, i am absorbed in Orion beer.

This is made in Okinawa,so this package illutrates wind of southern country.

What lovely package this is !!!

The flavor is great, cool and refreshing.

There are some wonderful Okinawa restaurants in Umeda and Sannomiya.If you go these resutaurants, you can taste Orion beer.

Moreover, we can buy Orion beer on the website. ↓

I would recommend you to drink these beer.





Why is my nama Gelb blume???

February 12, 2009

The reason is ↓↓↓↓↓ 

*When i was a university student, i studied Germany.

 *Gelb means yellow, blume means flower.

*I like a sunflower because i was born in summer.

*Sunflower is a flower of yellow. 

*Gelb blume often give me a big power.