Sunday, 9 May 2010
So, now what do I do?
I've been back from Japan for a couple of weeks now and i've been constantly thinking of what I should do with all this information i've gathered. My trip to Japan was so wonderful and inspirational - working out how to express that will take a while i think.
There is a list of individuals that really helped me with my trip:
Peter, Mayumi, Erika and Mike - for their generous hospitality (and Lorcan for the original introduction)
David Swift - for all his advice and information about travel, eating and customs etc
Mari Fuji-Pratt - for all her support, help and translating my name into Japanese
Takeshi Hayashi - at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts (and Nobby and Natalie for the original introduction)
Shiba - for all her advice on travelling in Japan as a lone female (and Simon and Gav for putting us in contact)
Dr Christine Guth - for chatting to me about the project and giving me new directions of investigation (and Neil for the original introduction)
Charles Quick - for encouraging me to apply for research funding
Helen - for offering to send me extra cash when all flights out of Tokyo were cancelled because of the Icelandic volcano
They all contributed to a fascinating experience that will remain with me forever - thanks!!