Gallery 3 - New works

Farmer’s Markets In California’s Heartland

Farmer’s Markets In California’s Heartland

Felt the need to deviate from “things Japan” for this post. The Farmer’s markets around Sacramento, CA here in California’s capital are many and so packed full of nearby farmers alongside early morning shoppers. So many of us have come by to meet friends, smell […]

GION – Traditional Kyoto Now

GION – Traditional Kyoto Now

Gion is a traditional district stretching from the Kamo-gawa River in the west, as far as Yasaka-jinja Shrine in the east. In the 17th year of Kyoho (1732), Kyoto received official permission from the goverment to begin construction of the teahouse quarters, which is the […]

“Kyoto Indigo Blue Bikes” by Bryan Cole

“Kyoto Indigo Blue Bikes” by Bryan Cole

This particular shade of blue can be found throughout Japan and is one of my favorites. The traditional color is used for dyeing kimono material as well as Noren curtains used in entrance ways to traditional businesses/restaurants and a denim type of material used for everything […]

“Under The Pier” Canvas Prints by Bryan W. Cole | Redbubble

“Under The Pier” Canvas Prints by Bryan W. Cole | Redbubble

Santa Monica is not known for the underside of the pier – but it is also very special. Take a mini-vacation and visit this iconic part of Los Angeles. Santa Monica has three main shopping districts, Montana Avenue on the north side, the Downtown District […]

New Sake Trends in the USA

New Sake Trends in the USA

  AAfter attending a recent Japan Sake and Food Show here in California, one thing appears very clear and that is the increasing knowledge of Sake including their profile descriptions and food pairings. The line-up of Sake at most Japanese restaurants in the US is […]