Author: Nagi

I like to visit Japanese local places. I visited Masuda in Shimane in April, 2021. The cover photo is a Miyagajima island, which looks like Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. He stands in front of Grand Toit, the Shimane Arts Center. It uses Sekishu tiles that inherit the traditions and culture of the Iwami area. [caption id="attachment_5166" align="alignnone" width="3264"] In front of Grand Toit, the

I went to a Christmas party at high school in Aljestrel. Students brought a lot of cakes, snacks and drinks for the party. It was the last day before the Christmas holidays. Full of excitement and joy.

Each element is simple, but still, has a real presence. Each colour is vivid, but still, harmonizes with each other. Each object is independent, but still, supports each other. [caption id="attachment_5106" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Nagisa Mizuno[/caption]

I started an artist in residence in a small town called Messejana, Portugal. One thing that I was surprised to discover is that cafes and restaurants here are reservation only. It’s unbelievable if you come from a big city, isn’t it? But it makes sense and is actually efficient. They don’t have to throw away surplus food. It’s interesting to know about “common senses” or