Category Archives: Asia

Murakami and Me

Perspicacious visitors to Travel Between The Pages have likely noted that I am a fan of Japanese author Haruki Murakami. As it turns out, we both share a passion for collecting T-shirts during our travels. In fact, we even have … Continue reading

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Might as well just stay home

I really emjoyed this riff on New Yorker covers created by Tokyo-based artist and designer Luis Mendo. If you liked them as much as I do, check-out his other work and consider buying prints or postcards too.  

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How Travelers Can Help

This week has left many of us wondering how we can help folks caught up in the many current crises around the world. The wonderful organization Miles4Migrants, a non-profit founded back in 2016, has been using donated frequent flyer miles … Continue reading

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Not the 36 Views of Mt. Fuji

I imagine that most folks are well acquainted with the iconic series of Japanese woodblock prints titled Thirty -Six Views of Mount Fuji. Even those who are unfamiliar with the work of Katsushika Hokusai who was a 19th century Japanese … Continue reading

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Pack up let’s fly away

I have always been enamored with classic travel poster art. And there’s nothing better than the old school posters that were created for TWA in the 1950s and 1960s by David Klein.  

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Victory

“Victory” by Denis Johnson the woman whose face has just finished breaking with a joy so infinite and heavy that it might be grief has won a car on a giveaway show, for her family, for an expanse of souls … Continue reading

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Heading To Tokyo

While most folks heading to Tokyo were focused on the upcoming Olympics, the Japanese art collective Mé headed to the skies. Last week, city residents were surprised to see a giant hot air balloon in the shape of a human … Continue reading

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a ghastly, malformed monstrosity

 

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Our Kind of Hotel

Last year while I was under the delusion that I’d be taking a trip to Japan, I ran across a fantastic hotel in Nagoya called the Lamp Light Books Hotel. That amazing looking facility combined a bookstore, a 24-hour cafe, … Continue reading

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I Got Up At

On Kawara was a 20th century Japanese conceptual artist who was influential in the New York art scene. Although he was widely know for his “Today” series or “Date Paintings,” many considered that the most personal and intimate of his … Continue reading

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