Monday, April 21, 2014

Natsuko Kitamura at the Japanese Culture Center in Amsterdam

The other day I was lucky enough to pass by and go in at the Japanese Culture Center.  This time (and only for a few days more) they have the amazing work of Natsuko Kitamura. The exhibition is called "OMIYAGE' which means souvenir in Japanese. After she spent one month here in Amsterdam this is what she "took back" from the city, and left it here for us to see. Very nice souvenirs, I must say!






I loved the way she got inspired by the most mundane objects and transformed them into beautiful things. And what is not to love about Ms. Bitter Ballen or Mr. Kroket??

If you are here in Amsterdam go take a look. A bread bag from the Albert Heijn never looked better!

't Japans Cultureel Centrum
Nieuwezijds Voorbrugwal 177

Happy monday,
Giova

11 comments:

  1. Awesome souvenirs! A beautiful stroopwafel coaster and Ms Bitterballen & Mr Kroket :D The other day I saw a French chef holding a frozen kroket that he planned to prepare for one of his many Dutch clients. He said: don't ask me what's inside, but the Dutch love it (and then made a funny face). It was hilarious!

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    1. It is one of those things that you have to live here or be Dutch to understand the love for the kroket, which I will never understand, but hey, I love arepas ;)

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  2. Uff que divinura! Y esas ilustraciones en azul lo maximo!

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    1. Todo era tan divino, no te imaginas lo especial!

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  3. Me gusta todo. Absolutamente, todo........

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  4. The images from the exhibit are very cool.....but I have to tell you that I LOVE the new(ish) photo of YOU with all the hearts tossed in the background.....such a happy moment!
    Package (long overdue) on the way to you very soon, dear Gio.......xoxoxo

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    1. thank you dear Jone! I really like it as well ;)

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  5. I had to look up Bitterballen and Kroket. They sound interesting. Going to give the recipe to my kids and see who can make the best. Will let you know how well things turn out. I have another package for you. Useful things.

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    1. Thank you Suzi, will be eagerly awaiting its arrival!
      Those krokets are an acquired taste in my opinion. They really like them here!

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  6. Ms Bitterballen and Mr Kroket are hilarious! I have to admit, sometimes I just need something deep fried as in DEEP FRIED (all capital letters). So I kinda get the Dutch obsession.

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