home, sweet home

… is the name of an art exhibition organized by Karin Pisarikova at Tama Art University. For some odd reason she contacted me and several of my photos will be featured among the art works. My name is even on the invitation cards, albeit in Spanish form. If you’re in the area drop in.

It’s not really a typo, since that’s how it was written on my birth certificate. Decades have passed since I’ve seen it so, but now I think I rather like it again without the extra vowel.


early cosplay: pekochan


I was lucky to walk by the Ginza Matsuzakaya department store today and spot these Pekochan dolls. These are highly coveted by collectors and thieves, and are usually seen in front of Fujiya cake shops. About 50 figures (not all as big as these) have been gathered together to celebrate the character’s 60th birthday. Wow, she’s almost ready for a pension. The display continues until the 30th.