Wondering if Amelie Nothomb's book Tokyo Fiancee would be a good topic for my Japonaiserie du jour, I visited her editor's site and instead was intrigued by the fact that Muriel Barbery (The Elegance of the Hedgehog) another author from Europa editions had also spent time in Japan.
I was going to call it an artist retreat but this is not quite the case. Resident artists have not withdrawn to the wilderness.
A better description might be an artist den.
Some of them even blog their experience.
Rasim shares his impressions from Japan in French and in Pictures like the sign below. I hope he does not mind loaning it to me...
As for Lucie Albon, she tells us about a Concert de Dessin (Concert of Drawings) at the French-Japanese Institute on February 25th (her illustration below).
I am not sure what to make of it. Is it a jam session by graphic artists?
Are they playing instruments or will the only sounds heard be those of markers on sheets of paper.
God only knows.
I would not mind having the luxury of such surroundings to follow my inspiration, in a sunnier place maybe.
One for the eyes and the mind on Tokyo Thursdays # 76
My apology for the abscence of Tokyo Thursdays last week due to my being deep into the local Twestival preparations.
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