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Stony Gaze by SarurunKamui, visual art

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Breath of Spring by SarurunKamui, visual art

Artist // Hobbyist // Varied
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My Bio

I was an exchange student in Japan for a month and a half in summer 2010, and now I really want to explore the rest of Asia... and the world. What does it have to offer? What can I offer? One of my life goals (aside from seeing Japan in every season) is to teach Americans about other cultures... many of us just don't seem to get that there's a whole other world out there, not just outside the country but outside of your house or car, and that it deserves respect. I also believe that peace is achieved through understanding. If we understand each other, we can avoid conflict. I think studying abroad is an important and incredible experience and I wish it were more widely available. To live life in another culture, not just to look at it. It does a lot for understanding them--and oneself...
The world is getting smaller, so we might as well get to know our neighbors.

As an artist, I'm almost entirely self taught. I took classes throughout high school... I learned a lot in photography, but the other classes I ended up ignoring to the best of my ability. I'm best at doing what I want to do. (I got a 6 on the IB art test anyway...) I've been drawing since before I could remember, as evidenced by a piece my mom kept from when I was two--she says it's a dragon, but it looks like an awkward rainbow-shaped unicorn demon. Obviously I've figured a few things out since then.

Current Age: 20, Current Residence: Oregon, US, Favourite genre of music: Symphonic Metal, soundtrack, Operating System: Mac OS X, Personal Quote: Vescere bracis meis.

Locations of Site Visitors

Wind in the Bamboo Grove: A Tumblog of Things Asian

Favourite Visual Artist
Takeyasu Sawaki, Alphonse Mucha, Hasui Kawase, Maruyama Okyô, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Favourite Movies
Once, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, LoTR, assorted Disney movies, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaä, House of Flying Daggers, Chushingura, Monkey Goes West
Favourite TV Shows
Community, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, FMA: Brotherhood, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nova, Reading Rainbow
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Kalafina, Kagrra, Rei Kondoh, Epica, Azam Ali, Dvorak, Florence + The Machine, Loreena McKennitt, Enya
Favourite Books
Bride of the Water God, Dragon Sword and Wind Child, Cromartie High School, Brave Story, The Journey to the West, Mistborn
Favourite Writers
Clare Bell, Miyuki Miyabe, Noriko Ogiwara, Wu Cheng'en...
Favourite Games
Ôkami, Katamari Damacy, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Pokemon, Tales of Symphonia, Solatorobo, Skyrim
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS2, PS3, Wii
Tools of the Trade
Whatever I feel like using.
Other Interests
Writing, reading, other cultures, Asia, science, choir, piano, cooking


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I've only been here a week, but it feels like so much longer. I feel like I should say something about it... but where do I start? Well, I learned tonight that I can effectively communicate with taxi drivers, so that's a start. Also, whenever I do stuff with my American friends, sightseeing, shopping, and so on, I'm pretty much the only one who knows where to go (good sense of direction + good sense of general layout of Kyoto), what to say, etc. and so I'm starting to feel like a tour guide... except I've never been here before. It's kinda fun, though. XD The language school is great. After a week it's getting easier to keep up with my teac
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*deep breath*

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I got back from Tahoe last night, and the family reunion was fun... but sort of oddly surreal, I guess because I was tired a lot, and frustrated from forced social contact and all that fun stuff (also the heat and thin air filled with dust), and people were stressed about plans and food and the very surprising lack of cell reception. But it was still fun and quite an adventure. I'm glad to be back though. Next week I leave for Kyoto, so this week is all about packing, making sure I have medicine and stuff, finishing two commissions (one I forgot about entirely and then I couldn't find the rest of my fans;; but the other is a painting of a do
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I opened a Redbubble shop for prints! And maybe some other stuff, Apple device cases... once I actually produce something shirt-worthy, and once I get Photoshop or something on this computer so I can work with psd files again... I can't get the poster option to work, but Breath of Spring posters are still available on my Etsy shop. It's a hassle to print and ship smaller prints myself, though, so I thought I'd leave that to Redbubble, whose prints also have the best proportions for this work IMO. It's kind of spartan right now. Eventually I'll try to make more art for prints. Some of it's just no
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