Here we are settling into the third week of my Spring tour and it has been so much fun and so busy this past week! We just figured out that we have woken up in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo again and on to Kamakura each of the previous days this week, so it has been a whirlwind of shows, great meals, taxis, more great meals, friends, more terrific meals, trains, hotels and art!
Here are some images from the past week, you can keep up with my schedule here: http://www.heatherbrownart.com/pages/shows
We got so lucky and Brian Setzer Orchestra was in Osaka at the same time we were so we were able to see this legend rock out! It's funny because both Chris and I listened to the Stray Cats as young kids and now in our 40's we got to see Brian Setzer play and they played old Cats tunes too!!
|Brian Setzer Orchestra Osaka Japan May 2014|
|Osaka Gallery Lunch crew grinding on some of the best curry around|
about 6 years ago was my first real Japan tour, our first stop on that tour was in Kyoto at a small cafe (about 250 square feet) on Philosophy Lane called Cafe Cherry. The owner Masumi, agreed to let us show art there (not knowing who we were or anything, but just our of her kindness) Her daughter and her worked tirelessly to make sure the show was a success and fed us and made us feel like family, since then, we have outgrown her space, but we always get to see her and share some ALOHA when we are in Kyoto. Mahalo Masumi and Cafe Cherry, you exemplify ALOHA. If you are in Kyoto, please visit her cool little cafe and say KONICHIWA!
|Heather Brown and The Captain with Cafe Cherry Owner in Kyoto|
This picture was taken above my show this past week at the Kyoto Takashimaya event. It is very surreal for me to see this, as I could have never imagined being able to share my art, love and Aloha with so many people. Mahalo to the Kyoto Takashimaya staff and everyone who came out for this great day!
|Heather Brown Art Show Kyoto Takashimaya May 2014|
|Heather Brown Art|
We had a show at The Heather Brown Gallery in Osaka this past week to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of my newest gallery in Japan. Mahalo to the great staff and everyone who came out to the show to help celebrate! I can;t believe it has already been a year since we opened, felt like just yesterday I was painting this sign in my hotel room the night before the grand opening!
|Heather Brown and fans at The Heather Brown Gallery 1 year anniversary show|
|Heather Brown Gallery Osaka 1 Year Anniversary Show May 2014|
|Heather Brown Gallery Osaka Staff Dinner|
|Heather Brown Art Show|
|Heather Brown, Iki, The Captain Osaka May 2014|
|Heather Brown, Ko Jun, Maya and The Captain. Kyoto May 2014|
|Heather Brown Gallery Osaka|
|Heather Brown and the WTW Kobe Staff May 2014|
|Surf Artist Heather Brown signing one of here new Limited Edition "The Art of Heather Brown" books|
|Hawaii Surf Artist Heather Brown at Kyoto Takashimaya SHow May 2014|
In kyoto, I always make a stop at the original Tenkaippin! Here I am with my firmed and translator for my Japan tours Yuka about to eat some yummy ramen!
|Heather Brown Tenkaippin Ramen Kyoto|
|The Beautiful Views in Kyoto Japan|
|Brian Setzer performing in Osaka Japan May 2014|
|The Art of Heather Brown Limited Edition Books|
|Yummmmmm in Osaka|
|Heather Brown Travelling through Japan|