Friday, March 27, 2015

Oh So Pretty Envelope Video!

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Hello Sandwiches!

Duncan-san and I just made a new craft video!

I've also started a new Hello Sandwich x Martha Stewart blog over here.

If you're in Tokyo, these are some upcoming dates for Hello Sandwich x Martha Stewart Crafts workshops (more details to follow)

21st March - Shinjuku Wilton Center
23rd March - Japan Hobby Show
24th March - Japan Hobby Show
25th March - Japan Hobby Show

日本ホビーショー
ハローサンドウィッチワークショップ
4/23 (木)
4/24 (金)
4/25 (土)

10:30 - 11:15
11:45 - 12:30
13:00 - 13:45

6 名
2000円


28th March - Commune Gallery


Annnnnnd, I'll also be hosting two workshops in Nagoya to coincide with my new exhibition 'ハロー花やしき' on 11th March. Please come along if you can! Details are over here.

【ハロー花やしきコラージュワークショップ with Hello Sandwich】
ハローサンドウィッチが用意した特製のカワイイ紙素材をつかって、
自分だけのオリジナル『花やしき』コラージュ・アートワークを作ります。
日時:4月11日(土) ①10:00~12:00  ②13:00~15:00
料金:2,000円 定員:各回6名


Hope you're all enjoying this nice spring weather. Hanami is just around the corner!

Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xoxo




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hanayashi Exhibition

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Hello Sandwiches!

If you remember this post, you'll know I've been in love with Japan's oldest amusement park, Hanayashiki, for a while.

I went back the other day in the rain with Luke and perhaps it was the way the colours seemed to glow in the rain, or the way the spooky rain-induced emptiness made the entire experience even more surreal, but it was even better than I remembered.

I'm working on a series of photos, drawings and paper collage works for my next exhibition at On Reading Gallery in Nagoya.

The exhibition runs from 8th - 20th April, and I'll be hosting a workshop on Saturday 11th. Hope you can come along!

Here are a few pics for you in case you can't make it.


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If you have the chance, please enjoy a day at Hanayashiki and soak in all it's retro-ness!

Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xoxo

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello Sandwich Turns 6 Today!

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You guys, Hello Sandwich turns 6 today!

Thank you so much for sticking around and reading and commenting and liking photos and just generally being so awesome and supportive!!!

At the start of the year I received some gorgeous emails from readers saying how much they enjoyed the blog. It was absolutely heartwarming. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much for visiting this little spot on the internets.

Love you guys!

Love Sandwich
xoxo

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lately in Tokyo (January and February 2015)

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Hello Sandwiches!

Have you had a nice start to the year? I love January and February in Tokyo. Nice and cold. Spots of snow. Hot wine. Heated train seats. Spiced apple cider. Brushing my teeth with water from the hot water tap. Wearing hokkairo. Pompom gloves. I don't want this weather to end.

Here are a few pics from the last little while.

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Hanging out at Matt's fancy apartment playing records, plane spotting and making ham and cheese toasted rye sandwiches (with the fancy depachika stuff).

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Walks to Tomigaya with this guy and our cheeky chu-hi roadies.

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Some research for my new Tokyo Guide.

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So many of the props from my new book came from this little Shimokita treasure trove.

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Winter light, you're the prettiest.

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A good day for it.

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Lunch break in Gakugeidaigaku with Duncan.

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Detour on my morning nature walk with Gracie.

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And we got some beautiful snow again this February.

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One of the many reasons why I can not possibly ever leave this country. Love heart postage stamps? Stop it!

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Mornings spent letter writing. This patchwork card perforates into puzzle-like pieces.
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An adorable reply letter from Yuzuko-chan.

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Moto-chan's kanpai birthday drinks in her shop after closing hours. Takuya-san! You've outdone yourself with the amazing sangri, yet again. Akadama 4LYF!

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A hungover winter picnic with Luke. And nikuman to aid in hangover recovery.

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Walks in Shinjuku gyoen with Luke.

L: "That's the scene from my business card"

E: "How were you sitting when you painted that?"

L: "Let me demonstrate"

L: "I should host tours here"
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Oh, Japan!

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THIS is mushroom packaging in Japan. I mean, c'mon!
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Hello Sandwich + Tiny Sandwich. 'It's Sandwich Magic'.

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Grace took me to this fantastic new place for lunch. All good research for the new Tokyo Guide.

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Another cafe Grace showed me many, many moons ago. This is always my go-to comfort food place.

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My cousin was in town recently. Took him to lunch in Shibuya. This was the view.
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Bisaiji-san. Love this girl. She wears handmade mushroom earring.

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I bought one of the said handmade mushroom earrings.

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Mami-chan and I participated in Bisaiji-san's 'Eclair decoration' workshop. Such happy colours.

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Bisaiji-san found this edible black hair like Chinese ingredient that she suggested would look 'grotesque' when applied. Ha ha.

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Mami-chan and I also popped into Yumi Kitagishi-san's beautiful exhibition at galerie doux dimanche. When I win the lottery, or get a TV deal, the first thing I'm buying is one of her works.

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Her latest work features mini original stamps.
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Luke and I headed to Commune gallery to see Tetsuya Yamakawa-san's ridiculously beautiful photography exhibition.

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And although it only lasted a couple of days this time, Luke and I re-started a drawing-a-day based on a random kanji. Above: onion and below: Accumulate / pile up (books).

I am, and forever will be a 'tsundoku' hito.


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Cherry blossom season is around the corner, Sandwiches.

Hope you're staying warm until then.

Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xoxo