Dropped by on christmas night to one of the newest and most unique bars to have opened in Niseko Hirafu this year – HERBIE’S UMBRELLA BAR
Really cool little bar which sits right on the main road next to everyone’s favorite pizza joint Niseko Pizza.
Shot the following movie on Nov 17th and the bar opened a few weeks back now. Great being able to wander down from the hill and grab a beer or snack in true apres style and watch life in Hirafu pass you by. Check it out.
I just put together a pano of the inside of a shed that Glen shot for Niseko Green Farm.
Niseko Green Farm is a new farm set at the base of Mt. Yotei. We are setting up a system to produce food year round, continuing to grow indoors during winter with organic hydroponics, as well as making oils and dried food.
Yesterday with help from a couple friends I finished one big print project. A customer requested a large canvas print based on a pattern from an Ainu Kimono.
Getting the print data was a mission as I couldn’t get enough resolution from scanning an image and had to drive to Shiraoi to visit the Ainu museum called Porotokotan.
I shot the image in 3 sections and then combined them to create the one large image and then made a conversion into black and white. The print was made by a company in Tokyo on an acrylic canvas 900mm wide by 975mm high the ink was really thick – especially the blacks and was very fragile.
My friend and I made the frame which was slightly smaller than the image size and about 1.5 cm thick, we then stretched the print around the frame and stapled it to the back. The end result was pretty cool as the subject was a fabric and then printed on canvas gave it a very life like / 3D look. I found myself almost tricked by the image touching it and expecting a textured feel.
Back in September we shot this virtual tour for the Komatstu construction company based in Date Hokkaido Japan.
This house is pretty interesting as it’s a model house showcasing the use of recycled building materials and bio friendly building products. This house is sponsored in part by the Hokkaido government for the development of building innovation.
We recently created a virtual tour for Furano Connection. The property is called Shochikubai and is described as:
The house is 270 sqm and features stylish contemporary Japanese décor. Unwind by the fireplace looking out of the French windows, where foxes and squirrels often visit. The Japanese tatami entertainment room is the perfect way to experience Japanese comfort. It stands in a well-appointed residential neighbourhood yet is still a stone throw away from the slopes.