Sunday, October 16, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

It's already the middle of October and I haven't posted all year!

It's been a busy year with all kinds of things that had to be fixed. For the house it's been the roof, water heater, and furnace (so far). The vucanizer for my rubber stamp business broke so a new one had to be ordered. To top that off both Dan and I needed root canals done.

Fortunately, we were able to do a few fun things. We recently visited the Japanese American National Museum. The exhibit I particularly wanted to see was Year of the Rabbit: Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo. It was an excellent exhibit that showed original art work by Stan Sakai as well as the actual comic books, toys based on the characters, and works by other artists featuring Usagi Yojimbo.

The other exhibit was the ongoing exhibit Common Ground : The Heart of the Community. The exhibit covered Japanese American history from the early days of immigration to the present. There was a large collection of vintage documents, photographs, and objects including a section of one of barracks from an internment camp.

The last stop was the museum store. I got The Art of Usagi Yojimbo book that has a lot of the works from the exhibit. The Year of the Rabbit exhibit closes on October 30, 2011 and the store clerk informed me that Stan Sakai would be there on the 30th to sign books.

They don't allow taking photographs in the exhibits but this was set up where you could.


Postmaster said...

I am very jealous.

Deane D said...

Sorry, better not tell you where I'm going this weekend!

Postmaster said...

I'm going to go check out a comics by the pound sale. What are you doing?

Deane D said...

Dan and I are going to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see a Mid-Century Modern exhibit and one on Tim Burton :)

Postmaster said...

I didn't know Tim Burton made citrus labels!

Deane D said...

Well, I have seen any but if he did they would be very cool indeed.

I didn't have the pictures from last week end edited but the crate label ones were ready and waiting.