HESO Photo of the Week Misako Inaoka Exhibition

ArtPad SF Exhibition 2012 © Misako Inaoka

ArtPad SF Exhibition 2012 © Misako Inaoka

Flowers © Misako Inaoka

Flowers © Misako Inaoka

Dear friends and colleagues,

My new work will be at ArtPad SF from Thursday, May 17th through Sunday, May 20th. I hope to see you at the fair.

Also, my first animation piece is in a collaborative show called Broadside Attractions: Vanquished Terrains and is getting lots of great reviews! It is up till May 26th, please visit at:

Intersection for the Arts
SF Chronicle Review
Art Enthusiast
Misako Inaoka Homepage


A Separation - Just Like Us

A Separation – Just Like Us

Consider this situation: a woman wants to leave her country to live abroad, only her husband refuses to go along with the plan. He wants to stay put in the big city they live in, most importantly because his ailing father suffers from advanced Alzheimer’s. This point of difference being irreconcilable, they decide on a […]

Zarusoba at Honke Owariya

Honke Owariya – Best Soba in Kyōto

544 years of uninterrupted service means the soup I was slurping was older than my own country’s constitution, and much more delicious, which made me wonder, 1) just exactly who are these soba-mongers? and 2) what’s the difference between their product and the stuff you buy at the store?


Ginkaku-ji – The Silver Pavilion Born from the Ashes of War

Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺) has so many names it’s best to keep it simple. Translated as Temple of the Silver Pavilion, it makes more sense once you know its official name: Jishō-ji (慈照寺) or the Temple of Shining Mercy. Because for one, where’s this so-called silver pavilion? you may wonder to yourself as you stroll through the […]

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