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A week in a day – Kirishima compressed

One Japanese day seems to equal a week in our usual calendar. During our Kirishima visit we gathered materials for three costumes, photographed three models in different locations, visited a senior center, tasted the local crops, held chickens, goats, dogs,

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A week in a day – Kirishima compressed

One Japanese day seems to equal a week in our usual calendar. During our Kirishima visit we gathered materials for three costumes, photographed three models in different locations, visited a senior center, tasted the local crops, held chickens, goats, dogs,

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

B&B club

Mr Minami runs the IBS (International Brilliant Students) school in Kagoshima. Originally from the Yakushima Island, he studied in Utah and Hawaii before starting his ‘school of motivation’. Inadvertently we gave him quite a shock when we walked into his office as he was

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

B&B club

Mr Minami runs the IBS (International Brilliant Students) school in Kagoshima. Originally from the Yakushima Island, he studied in Utah and Hawaii before starting his ‘school of motivation’. Inadvertently we gave him quite a shock when we walked into his office as he was

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

The disruptive volcano

We have entered the tropics! To celebrate, we worked up a sunburn and joined the spring break tourists city bus tour around Kagoshima, landing on the volcanic island of Sakurajima. The Minami-dake peak erupts about 800 times a year, and at

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The disruptive volcano

We have entered the tropics! To celebrate, we worked up a sunburn and joined the spring break tourists city bus tour around Kagoshima, landing on the volcanic island of Sakurajima. The Minami-dake peak erupts about 800 times a year, and at

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

The cedar woods of Miyama

Mr. Nakano decided to get involved in Eyes as Big as Plates after a call from his good friend and artistic collaborator Mr Maruyama. Mr. Nakano has been doing pottery since he was 23 and has loved living in Kyoto for the

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The cedar woods of Miyama

Mr. Nakano decided to get involved in Eyes as Big as Plates after a call from his good friend and artistic collaborator Mr Maruyama. Mr. Nakano has been doing pottery since he was 23 and has loved living in Kyoto for the

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

The budding of Mr Maruyama

Mr. Maruyama was born into a farmers’ family in Niigata prefecture, where the common viewpoint was that flowers were pointless, non functional and just something to get rid of. He used to agree, but as he got older he came to think differently

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The budding of Mr Maruyama

Mr. Maruyama was born into a farmers’ family in Niigata prefecture, where the common viewpoint was that flowers were pointless, non functional and just something to get rid of. He used to agree, but as he got older he came to think differently

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Sado Island in 30 hours

Hospitality has just reached brand new dimensions, with a production crew of 7 devoted volunteers, making the Sado Island experience beyond compare. Eyes as Big as Plates rocked two shoots in record speed, just in time for the noon banquet

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Sado Island in 30 hours

Hospitality has just reached brand new dimensions, with a production crew of 7 devoted volunteers, making the Sado Island experience beyond compare. Eyes as Big as Plates rocked two shoots in record speed, just in time for the noon banquet

We are quite a shock to the clean and compact system here and seem to end up apologizing profusely several times a day for our sticks, branches, suitcases and unfolding maps ® Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Konnichiwa Japan!

Eyes as Big as Plates has landed in Japan and we will be touring the country over the next two weeks. After some hours in Tokyo we headed to Niigata and Sado Island, together with our trip planner extraordinaire, Ms. Akemi Date from The

We are quite a shock to the clean and compact system here and seem to end up apologizing profusely several times a day for our sticks, branches, suitcases and unfolding maps ® Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Konnichiwa Japan!

Eyes as Big as Plates has landed in Japan and we will be touring the country over the next two weeks. After some hours in Tokyo we headed to Niigata and Sado Island, together with our trip planner extraordinaire, Ms. Akemi Date from The