One day on the train we found the ad for Shinjyuku Creators Festa. Different artworks were exhibited in different places in Shinjyuku. It seemed a perfect day out for us who love walking and art. Artwork by Yayoi Kusama So many dots… Many arrows were blown by the wind among high buildings. The artist wanted […]
Mushrooms was the most fun to animate. The mushroom dream Harax goes through was a lot of fun to create and I wish he could have stayed longer:
Fishing and angling from 2011 is also online for your enjoyment. Watch it here:
Kaisa & Harax How to cut a tree from 2009 is online on Youtube:
Onioshidashi, 鬼押出し, translates to something like Rocks pushed by monster, because thats apparently what the locals, living on the slope of active volcano Mt. Asama (last eruption in 2009), belived was happening when the volcano eruped in 1783. Ashes was seen as far as Europe (good thing that aeroplanes still had a few years before they were […]
Sunshine building was once upon a time the highest building in Tokyo. Nowadays it’s mostly visited for shopping or the aquarium but it’s still possible to take the elevator to the top for some sight seeing.
Earlier this summer we made a trip to The World Inheritage in Nikko where a lot of temples and souvenirshops are located. We stayed at a ryokan (that smelled like sulfur from the hot springs) but unfourtenately we didn’t see any of the elusive monkeys.
FujiQ highland is a themepark with four of the worlds greatest rollercoasters. Unfourtenately you have to stand in line for up to three hours to ride each of them. To ride all four of them in a day is simply impossible becuase of the lines. Since we tried the three older ones before, priority number […]
Odaiba is where Tokyo used to keep their cannons for firing at approaching ships. It’s also the spot to go for some “futuristic” architecture and the real scale Gundam.
A few years ago we were lucky to visit Japan as the Awa Odori festival was held in Koshigaya. This is the story behind the festival as I described it last time: Once upon a time some Japanese guy named Hachisuka Iemasa put on a huge party to celebrate the opening of his castle. The […]
Asakusa is the place to go if you want to see the view from Sky Tree, visit the Sensoji temple, take a look at Asahi beers headquarters or buy overpriced souveniers. Though most days of the year, if you feel like watching skinny japanese butt without paying premium prices, then you are out of luck. But […]
Some other photos from my walks around Misato-shi.
Yesterday we went to Shibuya to watch a movie. Shibuya is one of the most crowded places in the world. It’s also noisy, the design of the roads make it difficult to find where you are going, and energy concervation seems to have ended a long time ago.
Misato is a proud town with a festival for people with a little bit finer taste. It’s called the Misato Gourmet and Jazz Festa. The Jazz part was quite good, with some talanted artist performing on the outside stage. The “gourmet” part was typical festival food stands where you could buy everything from Korean Okonomiyaki […]
Once again I brought my camera along for my afternoon walk. This time I walked along both rivers surrounding Misato (Edogawa and Nakagawa), checking out the flood safety constructions.
In Japan there are many people who travel around to different places just to take photograps of the flowers. One kind of flower that is really popular to watch is Hydrangea wich blooms in spring.
There was a Firework festival in Asakusa, but we thought it might be to crowded so we decided to go to a place a couple of kilometers away. To my suprise there were more people there than I have ever seen in one place.
Some photos I took an afternoon in Mizumoto Koen, the park next to where we live.
Odaiba is one of Magnus’ favorite places in Tokyo. The reason? See the pictures below. Hello Kitty! ?! Gundam! A few hours later……
Along the riverbank in Noda, Chiba prefecture, there are so much field mustard. Some birds brought seeds here and it spread over the surface of the riverbank. My parents and I went to pick some field mustard. You can cook and eat it. So beautiful!! A boy running in the field of filed mustard. I did, […]
Koinobori is a carp shaped wind sock that we use for celebrating new born boys on Kodomono hi (children’s day) on 5th of May. The black carp is father-carp, the red is mother-carp and the blue is child-carp. If a family gets another boy, they will add another carp to the pole. We went to Mizumoto park to see […]
Yozakura is the act of watching cherry blossoms at night. On our way back from a visit to Kanamachi we stopped for some Yozakura. Yuki is yozakuring from her bicycle. That’s no moon! The lanterns that illuminate the cherryblossoms at night are sponsored by local businesses. The wonders of nature are brought to you by […]
Here are some photos from a trip to Chiba we made last year. Unfortunately there was a thunderstorm and rain for much of the day. Tollgate somewhere in Chiba. Powelines. Tokyo Sky Tree, the worlds second highest building. Raindrops on carwindow. Truck.
Here are the pictures from our Japan trip in August. It was an extremely hot summer day. It was around 35 degree. When I look at the pictures I can still feel how sweaty we were. China town’s gate. I understood what I was supposed to do here. Who wants a warm Chinese buns on […]
My friend Kaori visited us in the end of November. We were planning to go to the cabin by cross country ski or snowmobile. But, because of late winter arrival the river wasn’t frozen yet (the cabin is located at the other side of the river.). So, we decided to do a day excursion to […]
Magnus and I participated an art project that was arranged by artist, Lina Issa. It is in the near future that the first area of Kiruna will be emptied because of risks of ground deformation caused by mining. On this project the artist wanted Kiruna people to make a red line to indicate the border […]
Njalla is a traditional sami pantry built on top of a stick to keep the bears out. What they keep in this Njalla at Tuollavaara industrial park is anybodys guess. Are there bears in Tuolla?
One night I couldn’t sleep so I got up to drink some water and noticed a group of five hares chillin’ under the window. Since my camera was right there I tried to take a few photos of them before they heard a sound and took off. One was gnawing at his feet. While most […]
Walpurgis is a traditional festival in Sweden for the coming of spring in the end of April. It seems that there are different ways of celebrating it in different regions of Sweden, but common all over Sweden is that people make a huge bonfire and drink alcohol. Kiruna tried to be differnt by having a […]
As per tradition we set our goals for Lannavaara and the sauna raft on Ahvenjärvi. The weather was the best we have had so far and the water was quite warm. Magnus was in charge of rowing. While the sauna got warm, Karl-Oskar practised his Crane pose. Yuki tried to look as she was not […]
Earlier this year bortbyting completed the webseries Alice, Jonas & Kappa. All episodes are available to see at www.alicejonasandkappa.com. Below is the episode The Ice Cream Cone.