little dreams + Sharaku Interpreted

"When I dream, sometimes I remember how to fly."
-- Sandman: Brief Lives, Neil Gaiman

OLIVEdesOLIVE top, Lowrys Farm skirt, Accessorize tights, thrifted sandals, Folded&Hung satchel, Sugar Town Shop necklace.
What I wore last Thursday. Aian and I were in Makati again, for that much-delayed visit to Ayala Museum. We finally got around to visiting Ayala Museum for the Sharaku Interpreted exhibit. The weather was nice enough to cooperate then, so I got to wear this cute cropped top that I thrifted just recently~ The material is actually pretty thick, I'm assuming this piece was from one of OLIVEdesOLIVE's A/W collections. I paired it with what I knew would go well with florals—more florals! Floral-print everything! I was quite surprised that I had so many floral pieces, really. Maybe it's actually a secret obsession of mine that I just didn't know about? Oh noes.

Sharaku Interpreted by Japan's Contemporary Artists—The subject of this exhibition is the famous Edo-period ukiyo-e (woodblock print) artist Sharaku Toshusai, who is known for his inimitable bust portraits of Kabuki actors. Included in the exhibition are 28 of Sharaku’s bust portraits (reproductions); 28 posters by graphic designers; and 23 paintings, sculptures, ceramics and woodblock prints by contemporary artists who have reinterpreted Sharaku using a combination of fluid ideas and definitive expressions. The whole exhibit was great. We especially loved the music box installations.

We spent most of our time there in this area. I really liked the concept of exchanging postcards. You take one of the envelopes, and inside there are two postcards. One postcard has a drawing on the back, and the other is blank. You're supposed to draw your favorite person on the blank postcard, and after you put it back in the envelope. The postcard with the drawing is yours to keep, and the other that you drew on gets carried on to the next Sharaku Interpreted exhibit stop.

Sharaku Interpreted runs from July 9 to September 9, 2012 at the Ayala Museum. Be sure to check it out while it's here! :)