Yesterday, Saturday, Ms. N and I were in Yamashita Park again for Diwali in Yokohama 2017. Although it was rainy and a little cold and not so many people there, of course, we had fun with those spicy foods and Indian beer and wine, and also shopping (Actually, I thought more variety of clothes and accessories; all of those were similar). Along with one more friend Mr. I, we stayed there for hours.
And then, we moved to Yokohama Redbrick Warehouse to drink more beer at Yokohama Oktober Fest 2017 that had held until this weekend. We could not drink as we expected but there was no problem, it was fun (and we already had had enough in the other visits). See you next year, YOF!
Last Saturday, Ms. N and I again visited to Yokohama Triennale 2017 but another place, the basement of Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall also as known as Jack. Yukinori Yanagi's works such as a national flag that has been broken by ants and red LED sentences from Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution with the contrast of the light and darkness in the basement made us think about current our country. It was never so fun but very thought-provoking. There was even Gozilla's eye in the rubble of damaged city.
(We also went Red Brick Warehouse where I mentioned before the other day, however, lost all pictures by mistake… Still, Christian Jankowski’s video work “Heavy Weight History” was really interesting and attractive; my recommendation.)
After that, we moved to Yamashita Park where Yokohama World Festa 2017 had been held and enjoyed some variety of world foods and beers also with those deferent cultures till dusk.
Sunday, we went to Kanagawa Ward Festival, a local event for the residents at Tanmachi Park near our house within walking distance; and again had a drink and eat. It was a small but enough lively and exiting festival. We love it.
Yesterday, Saturday, Ms. N and I visited to Yokohama Triennale 2017 that has held at Yokohama Museum. We had had fun really with the variety of those works from many in many different style and way with many materials and messages.
Some touched me and charmed me a lot and others did not tell me totally. I love these works I put pictures above.
But the interesting thing is there were some that I like or thought provoking even though I could not understand actually. This is the art; I think. “The narrative agents and wildlife of Emissaries” by Ian Cheng that very experimental and trial digital animation work with AI to think and test how and where we go after our death was one of those.
I wanted to visit another exhibitions in Red Brick Warehouse too, however, my partner said it would be enough to think and feel those creativity and will from art in a day, and I agreed. So we try there another day and I report it next time.
(Yokohama Triennale 2017 is held until November 5, Sunday. Please come Yokohama to see.)
Yesterday, Ms. N and I went to VIETNAM FESTA IN KANAGAWA 2017 held in a large aria around Kanagawa prefectural office building, next to the bay area of Yokhama city. It was third time and we visited the all since 3 years ago when it started and enjoyed it this time too; shopping, food and beer, and also finding or learning cultures with those Vietnamese color and taste. It was unfortunate for the event and visitors alike; cold rain started to drop in afternoon. (And today, Sunday, it getting harder…)
Especially, the traditional puppet play on the water was beautiful and interesting with the music. It was first time for us to see and more than expected totally. The movement and expression of the puppets were lively and delicate enough, and sometimes very aggressive too.
I made a cup of coffee this morning in Vietnamese way with Vietnamese tool and beans I bought yesterday. It tasted much strong and bitter (as I knew). Of course, a Vietnamese sweet went well with that.
Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido and moved to Tokyo after graduated high school. Live in Yokohama with my partner Ms. N since 2004. Love movie, coffee, beer, watching soccer, taking pictures and learning languages. Please check http://www.consadole.net/masamaru/ too!