To be honest, I don’t know how yet. I’m still figuring it out. I got here three weeks ago and had 10 days before work to learn the layout of the city, find a place to live, and make time for some recovery after a four-week sprint back to the U.S.
Take a look at what I’ve been up to:
So far I really like it here, although I’m itching to get into my own space, even if it will be mostly void of furniture until I get a sense of how much space I have and bank a paycheck or two. So check back for more Kansai content in the near future. At the very least, you absolutely must visit the Nakanoshima Museum of Art to see the Okamoto Tarō retrospective. (See my thread on the exhibit below.)
Just checked out the Okamoto Tarō retrospective at the Nakanoshima Museum of Art. It includes the newly discovered paintings from his early years in Paris. Pretty primitive compared to where he eventually landed, but neat to see. Exhibit felt over illuminated. pic.twitter.com/I4w0HDpMHz
— Daniel Morales (@howtojapanese) August 14, 2022
His giant sculpture Tower of the Sun is on my to-do list, but I’ll wait until the weather cools down first…hopefully I can find a bike as well.
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