The past few months have been busy ones, full of outside projects and studio time. Things are going well and I should have new things in the Store this Fall.
A neon green sky is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. Checkout a few more of my favorite shots from the trip here.
From the second I got off the plane at Narita Airport in 2002 and saw my first jidouhanbaiki (drink vending machine) I was fascinated with them. That fascination has only grown over the years and every trip I make to Japan I’m always on the lookout for jidouhanbaiki and the newest drink I’ve not tasted yet. This is a map I’ve been working on that documents the 152 vending machines I’ve walked past or used on my way to and from my hotel to Kyoto or Gojo Stations. It also shows konbini and sake stores I’ve been to in the area too. If you’re in Portland you can check it out at Hellion Gallery on November 7th in their group show called ‘Cartographers Delight’.
Three things I miss the most in Japan. Eating all the amazing food. Seeing Mt Fuji. Sleeping, sitting or walking on tatami mats—plus the way they smell too.