the bestÂ patterncutter of all, our mr. teppei from asakusa (former tokushima), has beenÂ asked to develop a range of red pumps from giant (60cm long) down to europeanÂ size 37 order made for japan’s venezia biennale artist miwa yanagi. If youÂ happen to be in tokyo right now, you might want to see these very particularÂ shoes in real at the shiseido gallery exhibition space. please view http://www.shiseido.co.jp/gallery/current/html/index.htmÂ for further details.
we have recentlyÂ visited a village in ‘ausseerland’, the area in the middle of austria surroundedÂ by mountains and lakes. However, this is not extraordinary enough to beÂ mentioned, since that’s pretty much applying to the entire austrianÂ landscape… however, people thereÂ seem to have quite excentric traditional habits: in order to get rid of the veryÂ long winter, men dress up as women and gather in the villages centre to ‘drum’Â the winter away. In order to join the group, one has to pass an entranceÂ examination. an applicant has to drink Â¼ litre of schnaps in one go, blow up aÂ balloon until it, smoke a cigar and eat a spicy pepperoni. It sounds like itÂ might have a positive effect in a way that it makes at least forget peopleÂ about the winter for a couple of days, because of being knocked out for aÂ while. Besides, we would appreciate someone drumming for us big time, afterÂ having rain in vienna since a week and furthermore the icelandic cloud to fear.
just got this posted from this girl from nagoya wearing our buddha sahara sandals. lovely- thanks!