Somewhere Over Siberia…

Airplane windowさようなら (goodbye) Tokyo. ✈ Final destination: Stockholm . Currently listening to Fly by GOT7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4vFviZ4qw0.

Airplane View

Advertisements

Grocery Shopping in Tokyo

SushiI love grocery shopping in Tokyo. My local supermarket has the best sushi and tempura (deep fried) aisle, which tops several Japanese restaurants internationally. My go-to favorites include kappamaki (cucumber rolls) and pumpkin, sweet potato tempura. Add some edamame to that and I’m golden.

Japanese TempuraJapanese tempura.

Japanese ChipsThe snack aisles are pretty epic but that’s easy for me to say who grew up snacking on Japanese shrimp chips and seaweed flavored potato chips.

Raspberry KitKatRaspberry KitKat bars, where else? They also have matcha/green tea flavored KitKats, which I’ve tried and are quite nice.

Japanese chocolate grocery aisleThe chocolate aisle has me drooling at the mere thought. Meji’s almond chocolates and macadamia chocolates are delicious. As are Meji’s meltykiss chocolates (strawberry flavor is my favorite), which live up to their name in the way that they melt in your mouth.

Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul

Kusama My Eternal Soul Exhibition, TokyoAt Tokyo’s National Art Center, the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul, takes center stage as one of Kusama’s largest shows yet.

Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul, TokyoKusama and I have a long history together, which began way back in 2004, when I saw her Kusamatrix exhibition at Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum. This was followed by the Kusama exhibition at London’s Tate Modern in 2012 and followed by Yayoi Kusama In Infinity at Moderna Museet in Stockholm 2016. It’s been interesting to follow her how work and audience have developed over time, especially after the buzz/hype caused by her Louis Vuitton collaboration.

Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul Exhibition

Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal SoulThe exhibition features 270 works selected from Kusama’s more than 70-year prolific career. On display are 132 large-scale paintings from Kusama’s “My Eternal Soul” series, several sculptures (which I find very cheerful), and a retrospective aspect with 80 works ranging from Kusama’s earliest drawings to the more present.

Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal SoulKusama’s pumpkin sculpture.

Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal SoulNarcissus Garden.

The National Art Center, TokyoThe National Art Center, Tokyo, architecture by Kisho Kurokawa.

Roppongi

Slow House – スローハウス

Slow House TokyoVisited the oh so trendy lifestyle shop Slow House, located by the Tennozu waterfront in Tokyo.

Slow House, Tokyo

スローハウス, Slow HouseThe lifestyle shop stocks a selection of chic things, ranging from fashion, cosmetics, homewares, food and plants to vintage furniture. I’m a fan of their ceramics, which looks like unique one of a kind pieces.

Slow House Tokyo

スローハウス, Slow House

Tennozu Waterfront, TokyoTennozu waterfront.

Window Shopping in Ginza

Ginza TokyoGinza, Tokyo.

Bvlgari Tokyo GinzaA diamond tiara, diamond earrings, diamond necklace, diamond rings and diamond tennis bracelets set my heart racing.

Bvlgari Tokyo GinzaIt’s wedding season in the shop windows, where an array of exquisite diamond engagement rings are on offer. Needless to say, my answer is I do to any number of the items on display!

Bvlgari Tokyo GinzaNecklace and earrings from the Serpenti collection.

Bvlgari Tokyo Ginza

Ginza Tokyo

Ginza Tokyo

Karl Lagerfeld Photo Exhibit at Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld Photo ExhibitionLuxury fashion house Chanel presented a stunning black and white Karl Lagerfeld photo exhibition entitled Versailles A L’ombre Du Soleil in its Nexus Hall space in their Ginza, Tokyo skyscraper.

Karl Lagerfeld Photo Exhibition

Karl Lagerfeld Photo ExhibitionThe exhibition couldn’t have come at a better time after my recent trip to Château de Versailles where I, like Karl Lagerfeld, played photographer. It was extra fun to recognize the beautiful scenery featured in the exhibition.

Karl Lagerfeld Versailles Photo Exhibition

Karl Lagerfeld Photo Exhibition

Chanel TokyoThe elevator that brings you to the gallery bears a large print of one of Lagerfeld’s sketches of Mademoiselle Coco Chanel.

Chanel Tokyo Elevator ButtonEven the elevator button is arranged in the iconic interlocking double C Chanel logo.

Chanel TokyoChanel’s storefront window.