Friday, October 14, 2016
The Bank, Paul Jacoulet across from the Eiffel Tower.
Went to the bank to inquire about opening an account in France. Lots of rules:
1. Letter of recommendation from a real French person.
2. 5,000 euros deposit to start.
4. Proof of domicile.
After that, had a really nice ham & cheese galette/crepe in St. Germain at this little place, "Culture Crêpes", just off the Boulevard St. Michel.
"Paul Jacoulet: un artiste français au Japon 1896 - 1960", gravures sur bois. He was a French kid raised in Japan who learned art from Japanese masters, traveled through the Pacific, Japan, China, and Korea, making these interesting prints that are a cross between traditional flat japanese graphic linearity and some sense of western personality, character, and perspective. Some look almost surreal to this contemporary eye.
Edogawa Ranpo (a take on "Edgar Allan Poe", one of his favorite authors), but the beret reminded me of Osamu Tezuka, grandfather of japanese anime (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Jumping). Must've been a french fashion craze in Japan during the '60's or thereabouts.
Osamu Tezuka See the beret/glasses costume going on here...definitely a "thing"...
Posted by baku at 11:38 AM