It has been some time since I last blog on this little space of mine. Just an update which has bugged me to finally post on my latest trip to Japan. The one pit stop from my itinerary was to visit Matsumoto City Museum Of Art despite the winter.
As you can see, Matsumoto is Yayoi Kusama’s hometown and the building is speckled with her signature polka dots. Even the shuttle bus which I took that made their rounds was covered in polka dots.
”The Place For My Soul” was the exhibition held within Matsumoto City Museum Of Art. It showcased various Yayoi Kusama’s works from when she started her art journey and so on. Sadly no photography was allowed and I had to respect that.
There was even lockers to store your belongings, a library, a cafe as well as a retail store which I ended up buying 2 of Yayoi Kusama’s merchandise. I also took some time wandering around the museum, admiring its architecture and taking photos of it.
I sure was glad that I have visited a famous artist’s hometown!
Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes Exhibition was held from the 9th June to 30 Sept 2018 at Marina Bay Sands’ Art Science Museum. I visited with a group of friends who were also keen to find out more about the exhibition.
Basically, there were many panels of introduction of each characters throughout the exhibit which I would skip like most people do. The main focus would probably be the life size figures of Marvel characters since it they were photo worthy and instagramable.
I love how they tried to incorporate digital technology into the exhibition. The part where different iron man suits were flashed onto a plain “mannequin”, groots’ movement detection, Dr Strange’s portal & reality warping as well as digital ants & wasps.
Overall it was considered a fun tour around with plenty of photo taking going on. Thankfully people do queue and wait for each other to finish taking individual photos with their favourite hero (except Thanos), at least on that day I was there. Too bad my favourite Scarlet Witch was no where to be found. There was even a retail space selling Marvel merchandise at the exit.
I thought it was mandatory to visit Kuching Cat Museum the following day after a fulfilling time at the Rainforest World Music Festival 2018. Since the locals fondly called their city ‘Cat City’ due to the fact that ‘Kuching’ means ‘cat’ in Malay, why not visit their cat museum and check out their collection?
My friend and I cabbed over to Kuching Cat Museum, located at Bukit Siol. We were greeted by a cat head arch at the entrance which prompted me to start snapping pictures. Admission is FREE, however, a very small fee is needed for photography in the museum itself.
I was definitely awed by the huge collection of cat related artifacts in its gallery, all neatly categorised. Browsing through the collection, there were paintings, cross stitch, jewellery, sculptures, miniatures, toys of anything ‘cat’ I could imagine. Even iconic cats such as the Hello Kitty and Garfield were not left out of its collection.
I admit I wasn’t exactly a feline lover and I had a quick browse through. At least I had pictures for references unlike Kuching’s Natural History Museum and Textile Museum which doesn’t allow photography.
Do not miss the souvenir booth if you know friends who love anything to do with cats!