Sunday, 7 April 2013

Konnichiwa

Good morning everybody, thank you for your comments on my last post. The sun is shining in Tokyo this morning after a night of torrential rain. This is the view from my hotel window. I haven't taken any pictures at the gallery yet, I'll do that today and post them later. It was a busy day yesterday, with a steady stream of visitors to the gallery. It's been good to meet Motoyasu Hirayama, the potter from Tamba with whom I'm sharing this exhibition - he makes some great pots. His family are lovely, three little children who I think are finding my western features amusing - they're all smiles and the little boy wants to hold my hand all the time.

The jet lag is a killer. The journey really took it out of me and I ended my first full day with a nasty migraine, but I feel much better for a good sleep and hopefully will start to settle in to this time zone.

I managed to tackle the Tokyo train system ok and haven't got lost yet, but I'm sure I will before my time here is done. Tomorrow will be the big test, when I head in to the city on my own. I feel quite lonely here, although everybody has been very kind to me, but it's very different from my days alone in my little workshop, I'm a fish out of water. 

I'll be back later with some pictures from the gallery, bye for now.

7 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

Thanks for the update.Sounds like you are making it over each hurdle as you come to it.Have a great time.

Emma said...

I was beginning to wonder if you were lost in the air between here and Tokyo. Glad you made it OK and are making friends. Enjoy the adventure. E x

angela walford said...

happy travels fitchy, you'll start to get your bearings soon!, have a great show :))

Sandy miller said...

You made it and you have a room with view! Sincere congratulations on your show ......... And incredible journey.

I found the subway system in Toyko a bit mind bending but people were very helpful to get me where I needed to be. Best wishes!

Anna M. Branner said...

I've been thinking about you! So glad to get an update. What an amazing adventure! And I am not surprised that you have made a little friend. :) Can't wait to see pictures of the gallery!

Alex said...

Glad you got there its a bit far to send out a search party. Have fun and make a few notes!

gallagherpots said...

So excited for you - well done!!! Thanks for sharing your trip!