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Fat Geisha is a non-binary artist who enjoys photography, modern art, design, architecture, music, books, manga and anime.

Watching both the new Hocus Pocus 2 and the original Hocus Pocus on Disney+

Just realized that today I am on a 650-day streak with my smart water bottle (HidrateSpark Bluetooth). Initially, I was very skeptical about it, but now it looks like I have met my hydration goals for nearly 2 years.

Finished watching The Old Man on Disney+ It’s is an American drama thriller television series based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Thomas Perry. It was pretty good, glad the series was renewed for a second season.

Hot Spring Town Yamanouchi in Nagano

I took the Asama Shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagano and a bus to Yamanouchi-machi, a hot spring town in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, famous for its bathing snow monkeys. The train ride was just over an hour and a half and the bus ride through the countryside. Later on, after a half-hour walk through the forest, I arrived at Korakukan Jigokudani, a rustic ryokan nested in the valley next to the...

Shinrin-Yoku Means Bathing in the Forest Atmosphere

In Japan, we practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere or taking in the forest through our senses. This is not exercise, hiking, or jogging. It is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Shinrin-yoku is...

Apple seemingly just removed one of the reasons to upgrade from the original to the second-gen AirPods Pro, with news that the latest beta of iOS 16 brings Adaptive Transparency to the first-gen model. And I ordered the AirPods Pro 2… oh well.

Music: Nordic Noir 3 by Klas Johan Wahl & Anders Niska

Listening to Nordic Noir 3 by Klas Johan Wahl & Anders Niska on Apple Music. Great cinematic Nordic Noir soundtrack collection for the Fall afternoon and evening enjoyment. Widescreen strings and sparse sound design creates a broad crime drama of emotions from underlying tension to emotive and hopeful themes. And I am reading my book at the same time: Lost in Time by A.G. Riddle.

Yay! Mythic Quest’s third season premieres in November on AppleTV+

Series on the Iconic Capsule Tower in Tokyo

Fantastic series of photographs taken over a long period documenting Nakagin Capsule Tower which is no longer there. As suggested in the comments, I hope there is a photobook in the works to preserve this one-of-the-kind building. I would buy it!  Photographer’s Decade Long Series on the Iconic Capsule Tower in Tokyo | PetaPixel: Photographer Noritaka Minami spent over a decade documenting the...

Kanazawa’s Illusory Swimming Pool

In one of the museum’s courtyards, there is a swimming pool framed by a limestone deck. In a way, it’s the last thing you would expect in places like that. Nevertheless, I dived in to explore it inside and out. Created by Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich, “Swimming Pool” is a permanent exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. The installation creates an...

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