I’d been meaning to take an outfit photo at this reflection-gasmic structure leading to Shibuya Mark City that Ottie and I would pass by to and fro our lodgings. It’s a busy walkway, especially in the day, but I wasn’t going to let embarrassment get in the way of my vanity. On a side note, the mirrors reminded me of a short wordless comic I drew in school so long ago.
Ottie needed a portable charger, so I introduced him to Don Quijote – land of all things you could ever imagine and then some. Case in point, I found a bunch of wooden keychains, colourfully-painted, in the shape of penises. Oh, and we got to see some Mario Go Kart racers out on the streets!
Our main itinerary for the day was to visit the two featured exhibits at the Tokyo National Art Center:
Unsure of how much time we’d have for both exhibits, we hit the Alfons Mucha exhibit first, since that was the one that I really wanted to see, and I heard that Singapore was up to host a Yayoi Kusama exhibit later in the year anyway.
There were many varied pieces in the Alfons Mucha exhibit, but what really stood out were the Slav Epic paintings. It was so surreal seeing them in person, more so in Japan of all places considering the controversy regarding the movement of this epic series:
We wound up treating our eyes to a mess of psychedelic colours next, in Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul. Ottie literally got dizzy from the optical assault:
I mentioned in my previous post how we missed out on the opportunity to check out the runway looks that we were invited to as we arrived in Tokyo mid-fashion week. As such, this day was our last fashion week event.
At least we got some souvenirs at the photobooth one floor down:
Our last event was a PUMA x yoshiokubo launch party later that night:
Ottie and I signed the guestbook, went in, and milled about waiting for some sort of introduction or in-store runway. We waited for so long that we probably weirded out the staff at the store for not doing much for so long? I was quite disappointed in the lack of cohesion at the launch party. At least they had a constant flow of drinks.
Better luck next time.
Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.