Friday, 10 September 2010

Hayao Miyazaki - Studio Ghibli

Hayao Miyazaki (Japanese: 宮崎駿) (born in Tokyo on December 5, 1941) is a leader in the area of anime, or Japanese animation. His name is pronounced "Hi-ow Me-ya-za-key".

His company made the animated movies Spirited Away (2001), M

y Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Porco Rosso (1992) and Princess Mononoke (1997).

His company is named Studio Ghibli. In 2001, he won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Spirited Away. He was the first person to win the award in that category.

A work of GENIUS

Spirited Away

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Takashi Murakami - JAPANESE POPART

To become a living example of the potential of art.

Art & Music - Kanye West

Art & Fashion - Louis Vuitton
Challenging the divide between art and commerce.

Art production company

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Osamu Tezuka - The GOD of MANGA

"Comics are an international language. They can cross boundaries and generations. Comics are a bridge between all cultures."Osamu Tezuka

Click here for a link to the Osamu Tezuka website.

My favourite Osamu Tezuka manga:
1. Buddha ブッダ
2. Phoenix 火の鳥

Grandfather of anime


Wednesday, 14 July 2010

My favourite Japanese music

These are the Japanese songs I loved during my time living in Japan.
What are you favourite Japanese songs? Please write a comment below.

Kobukuro - Tsubomi

GReeeeN -キセキ

Remioromen - Konayuki

Shugo Tokumaru - Parachute

トクマルシューゴ (

トクマルシューゴ (Shugo Tokumaru) - parachute

go Tokumaru) - parachute

Akira Kosemura - Light Dance

お元気で Japan & おひさしぶり Scotland

I am really going to miss living and teaching in Japan. Here is a blog for all my students to keep in touch. I will miss you all and wish you happiness and fun in the future.