I miss walking to the bookstore across the street from our Shibuya hotel.
青書店 "Aoishoten Book Store"
a great chain of bookstores in Japan.
(if you study Japanese you can see the first kanji is "aoi" or blue, but their logo is green.
Sometimes "ao" is for green too, like the green traffic light is called "aoshingo" - cool, eh?)
I've been keeping up with studying Japanese using an Amoeba blog. It started as a way to communicate with my good friend Yuka, but it's turning into a handy practice tool. And it will be a much more informal blog with my personal cell phone pics and stuff. So that'll be fun.
This is my AmeBlog (in Japanese)
I've discovered a great method for studying - "10 Things x 3" And you can apply it to anything!
Basically you immerse yourself in 10 units of 3 things every day. Like my routine is to write 10 sentences in Japanese, listen to 10 Japanese songs, and review 10 kanji. It's so helpful!
You could use it with art history, too. Review the lives of 10 artists on Wiki, study 10 paintings, and read 10 terms and their denotations. It only takes about an hour a day - and it really works!