• Marina

Dreaming about Japan

The tree that I copied from the Hiroshige’s woodcut print withered away somewhere in the late nineteenth century. But the small shrine which the foxes are supposed to visit is still there, next to the tram stop in front of the "horibun" intersection point. Would be nice to visit it one day! ⠀ I’m a big fan of Japanese art and aesthetics. Woodcut print masters have always been an enormous source of inspiration for me. My favourite artists are Katsushika Hokusai, Kitagawa Utamaro, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Utagawa Kunisada, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Utagawa Yoshifuji and of course Utagawa Hiroshige. And I like Japanese writers such as Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Yasunari Kawabata, Kazuo Ishiguro and Junichiro Tanizaki, just to name a few.

I also like unique and delicate Japanese nature, parks, sakura watching, mountains and beautiful temples, noisy crowded cities with tiny apartments, Japanese cinema and photography. And I think Japanese cuisine is the best in the world.

The list of things I like about Japan can go on and on forever. I really wish to not just visit, but to learn the language and spend at least several months or a year traveling and exploring this magical part of the world.

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