Sunday, April 24, 2005

Getting cultured (again) and reacquainted

Today we headed to Himeji for the Katsushika Hokusai exhibition.

Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese painter and wood engraver famous for his Ukiuo-e (style of prints). Most would be familiar with his series of block prints called Thirty-six View of Mount Fuji.

We walked to the Himeji City Museum of Art and took some snaps of Himeji Castle in the background. The exhibition featured over 200 of his works and although nothing was in english, it was still just as good to ogle over his work.

Afterwards we headed into Sanners to meet up with our old exchange students. Sue Yen hadn't seen her exchange student Izumi since high school. It was so good for them to catch up and we had plenty of laughs over pizza, pasta and parfait at La Pausa.

Also met up with Keita working at Mont Bell and he joined us later with his girlfriend - so cute!

Before catching our trains home, we found a Purikura booth with a plush, red sofa in it! So we all piled in and took the most funniest photos. It's always a blast when we meet up with those crazy cats.


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