We gave the German consulate in Osaka so much paper, they couldn't possibly find any fault with our application. Here's to hoping it continues to go well from here on out.
While we waited I looked at the catalogue for an exhibition of Kandinsky and Der Blaue Reiter, currently on at the Hyōgo Prefectural Museum of Art. Good job on the waiting room literature, consulate.
Below are some pictures of the works I liked. I didn't actually have time to see the exhibition, so more about what we actually saw there—and what we're seeing in Tokyo now—later.