I am back to studying kanji. Before I was using James W. Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji to learn meanings of all Jōyō kanji. I finished the first book in about six months. I still remember some of the meanings and can easily write almost any kanji once I see it, but the overall system did not work for […]
I was toying with an idea of a calendar decorated with kanji (Chinese characters). Here is my take on it. The months and season names are printed with an inkjet printer. Kanji and background are handpainted with acrylic gouache. Kanji are floating above the surface of the calendar. I think it turned out pretty well.
I like to be tired. Because it means that I am busy doing something. And I am the happiest when I am working on my projects. Don’t get me wrong, I like hanging out with my friends. I am also very good at procrastinating. However, these do not give me a sense of accomplishment, a […]
As I wrote before, I am working on a collaborative book project entitled I Moved to Tokyo. Now What?! Jump-start your life in Japan. No Japanese required. So far my chief concern was content: Guidebooks have to provide a lot of useful information but be brief and easy to read. Content is still on my list […]
For the next two months I will be working on a collaborative book project: I Moved to Tokyo. Now What?! Jump-start your life in Japan. No Japanese required. It is a quick-start guide for people who come to Japan for an extended stay and do not have relocation support. We will cover the following topics: Transportation Ward office […]