Wednesday, February 13, 2008

 

hand made amplifier




Funax sent me a small amplifier which he made. Thanks! I was surprised that the sound is very nice. Of course the box is also so cute. But I complained about the Nuu ヌー noise I can hear through the amp. But it's a kind of charm. He will improve soon.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

 

春節 Chinese New Year's night













I gathered friends to share the special dinner for Chinese New Year. We enjoyed eating and chatting. I was happy to see Kagumi-san and her husband, Nagai-san after we have met one year ago. Jt and Tama-chan also joined the party at very nice 四川Shisen restaurant 好好Hao Hao in Musashi-sakai.

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previous day of 2 and 8 day



Tomorrow is 2 and 8 day.



Furuya-san took a photo in the front of the coffee shop after we ate Tempura.

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Monday, February 04, 2008

 

Shinjyuku Barbeque





I met Furuya-san and took a dinner in Shinjyuku.
He took photographs the workers at the restaurant. He enjoyed the meal, talking and taking photographs. I tried again to take movie of the chatting with him. But this time was failed again. It was too noisy with camera's trouble, however, I really enjoyed taking photos/movies and showing each other. When we met at the first time - around 17 years ago? -, we couldn't talk friendly like now. He was too difficult person. He is still so. But now he became a bit mild. Additionally I've changed a bit too. Now I have a nerve, be not sensitive against his never changed evil tongue. :-)

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

 

Thai food in Tokyo



I enjoyed a dinner at a Thai restaurant in Mitaka with jt. It was snowing outside.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

 

birthday present and sashimi

Miwa-chan sent me a birthday present from NY. I think we are same Aquarius. Thanks, beautiful chocolate.



I bought a sashimi set at a public market in Yamaguchi today. It's included Uni!, however the price is 280 yen! It's impossible price in Tokyo but should be more fresh.

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

 

meeting at Cafe Independent, Kyoto

I had a meeting about an exhibition which will be held in this summer, with Otomo-san and Takamine-san. We have talked for 3.5 hours at the underground cafe. It was a fantastic time. When we go out on the street after the meeting, we saw the first snow this year.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

 

NY souvenir from Japan





I've got a package from a long-term friend, Miwa-chan. She is an artist who bases in NY. She stays in Japan to see her family in this new years days.
I've visited at her home in Paris many times, when she has lived in the fantastic city. We have gone many art exhibitions, theatres, nice restaurants together. After she has gone to the US with her boyfriend, we have met only when she go back to Japan. It became to be still not easy to see more, even she is in Tokyo, after I moved to the place far from Tokyo. We couldn't see this time. So she has sent the NY souvenirs from her home town in Japan. The sweet and the powder pieces of hot chocolate were brought in the long way. Thank you very much, sweet and warm. I hope to see her in NY after the next president election.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

 

in Hong Kong 3

I've planned to make an archive of my friends' interviews. I shoot the movies on the day when I leave from Hong Kong. But it seems that I didn't succeed at the beginning. I must train. These clips are trials. I'll re-take their movies again.

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Jamsen. he has stayed in Japan to study media art from 2004 to 2006. He is the director of the festival this year.

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Fion. I've met her in Tokyo 10 years ago at the first. Time flies. We exchange info about Japanese and Hong Kong cinemas, and good food.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

 

in Hong Kong 1











I finally reached to Hong Kong after I have been two years ago.

I realized how I love the toughness and heart of this city. I really like the mix of the air of urban and Asian energy (food!). Also I love Star Ferry. I love vehicle which isn't belong to anyplace, like ship or ropeway. I found an amazing ropeway at Ocean Park this time. It's increditable sights from it.




My long-term friends, Fion and Jamsen, in a Star Ferry.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

 

nice food and meeting in Seoul

I came to Seoul to have a presentation. I realized that I must re-think about how to show web/interactive arts at art museum from different aspects. The meeting 404 was very fruitful in the unexpected way.



Also I enjoyed a Korean food with Soojin at a local restaurant, Hongdaeapk.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

 

in Linz 2


I and Julien Maire could reunion in front of his work "Exploding Camera".





Fujihata-san, Julien and Hirota at the happy midnight party.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

 

in Tokyo Metro


I shoot a video of talking with Furuya-san when we move to Yotsuya from Omotesando. But I missed to save an amazing moment. C'est la vie.
He has two exhibitions in Tokyo this time.

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