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troublemag | December 12, 2017

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Japan

Two Singles to Gifu

July 3, 2017 |

JAPAN ART & CULTURE by Creative Cowboy  

The flight into Tokyo’s Narita Airport arrives as the sun is setting, we fly in low over the Japanese coast, small islands off to our left, each with an attendant fluffy cloud … Read More

We can make another future

October 1, 2014 |

 

We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989, surveys the art of Heisei, the current era in the Japanese imperial calendar, through the presentation of around 100 works by over 40 contemporary Japanese artists, drawn from the Queensland … Read More

Greetings from Hiroshima: Part 5 – Destiny

February 3, 2014 |

 

by Ben Laycock

 

After my embarrassing encounter with the Hairy Ainu and my naked midnight moonlit epiphany, I feel I am ready to continue my quest to join the historic annual Hiroshima Day Protest. Being an old-hippy-lefty-ratbag from … Read More

Greetings from Hiroshima Part 4: Your intrepid wayfarer almost has an epiphany

November 2, 2013 |

by Ben Laycock

 

After bidding a fond farewell to the Hairy Ainu and their grumpy dancing bears, I leave The Frozen North and wend my weary way south once more. Alas, the money has all but run out, mainly … Read More

Greetings from Hiroshima (Part Three): Your intrepid Wayfarer Visits The Hairy Ainu

October 3, 2013 |

 

words and pics

 

by Ben Laycock

 

First lesson in my Japanese cultural education is a trip to the Night Garden where all the most exotic plants you can possibly imagine blossom under the light of the moon. … Read More