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Introducing: MOTHXR

Photo credit: Rodrigo Díaz

MOTHXR is a Brooklyn-based band with a big future ahead. Their debut album, Centerfold (Kitsuné, 2016), is already making waves in both sides of the pond, having scheduled tour dates both in Europe and the US supporting bands like… 242 more words

Introducing

Introduction

Hello. Let me start by introducing myself. Though I have had many different names in my lifetime, I am currently known simply as “R”. This is because I am a person who is gender-fluid, so “R” stands for two different names. 280 more words

Depression

Starting with a Spark: Ember of Foxfire

It had been a while since I started a completely and wholly new story. Yes, there were a few starts, a couple short stories, a couple incomplete beginnings that have since been largely abandoned, but nothing I’d intended to be a real new world. 544 more words

Pen and Ink: Japanese fox spirits

Drew some of the excellently costumed ‘kitsune’ (aka Japanese fox spirits) who were playing instruments (flute and drums) and waving Cherry Blossoms branches about at the Sakura Matsuri, part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. 23 more words

My Art Life In The Mid-Atlantic

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社)

Next up we visited Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. This shinto shrine is know for its thousands of gates, spanning a few hours hike up to a summit, with views of the city from the top. 122 more words

Travel

BABYMETAL - Kitsune Cake

Happy Fox Day!  We decided it would be fun to celebrate the release of BABYMETAL’s new album Metal Resistance with a Kitsune Cake!  Kitsune is Japanese for fox so we made an orange marmalade and white chocolate cake that looks like Su-Metal’s fox mask. 353 more words

Music