Otsuka Fake Art Museum

There is a museum in Japan where the masterpieces are all fake.


Even the Sistine Chapel is face. You are dwarfed by the enormity of the place.  Continue reading Otsuka Fake Art Museum


Sand Museum Video

A couple months ago I visited Japan’s desert and stopped here.

I’ve made a very short video of the Sand Museum where I discovered Love At First Bite.
(Seriously, you’ll see what I mean at the end of the video. So yummy…)


Nara Fire Festival

Every year in Nara they light thousands of lanterns and burn this into the side of the mountain:

People familiar with Japanese might recognize that Chinese Characters as meaning “large” or “big”. However, in several sects of Buddhism it means “universe”.  It is burned to wish those that died in war peace in the next universe, aka the next life.  Continue reading Nara Fire Festival

The Sand Museum In Tottori

Previously, I posted about Japan’s Desert.

Right next to it stands an incredible museum, a sand museum.  DSC09742

Every year, sand artists from around the globe are invited to use the perfect sand of Tottori to carve out magnificent sculptures based on a chosen theme. This year’s theme was the “USA”.   Continue reading The Sand Museum In Tottori

Visting the Desert In Japan

We went to the dunes in Japan. This is the itty-bittchibi desert of Tottori.


The sky was steely and threatened to drop more rain at any moment. I’ve not felt sand this beautiful and fine since California. It had rained earlier that day so it was very soft and stickier than normal. Continue reading Visting the Desert In Japan