As we near the end of the academic quarter (my school runs on Fall, Winter, Spring schedule, rather than Fall + Spring semesters), things are getting super hectic. So, I don’t expect I’ll be doing any real updates for another couple weeks still. But, in the meantime, I’ve gone and updated the title banners and such!
The new background is a photo I took last summer at Shikinaen, the former vacation palace of the Ryukyuan royal family. What do you think of it? I’m a little undecided. I tried a few different shots of the sea, or of banana leaves, but the blues & greens seemed too bright, made the blog look too bright and light-hearted, so I’m trying out this slightly darker, rougher image.
Thanks to all of you who voted and commented and helped me decide what new name to take for my blog. I think this change has been long overdue. The URL remains the same – https://chaari.wordpress.com – until I can figure out how to change it without losing all my previous posts. So, for now, it’s a purely cosmetic change, I suppose – just the title.
I’m not sure there’s much to say in this post that I didn’t already say in the previous post, as to where I’m getting the phrase “nubui kuduchi” from, and what it means. For a very brief summary, and a nice video, check out the previous post.
I don’t intend to be changing at all what I post, or anything much else about the blog. This will continue to be a space for me to talk about art history and cultural issues, to review exhibits I’ve gone to or books I’ve read, to share about my all-too-rare traveling exploits and adventures, and the like.