October 1886, the Normanton, an English vessel sank off the Kishu coast.All of English crews on board escaped while all 23 Japanese passengers drowned. The captain was accused of the death of Japanese passengers but a court by an English council determined the defendant not guilty. Receiving this tragic news from a servant, Emperor Meiji could not get to sleep that night with his anger and chagrin.When he finally fell asleep, he had a dream. The Emperor got awoke and he was o
I spent time with my nephew and niece who seriously played hard during the New Year's holidays. I gained plenty of energy playing with them. I will be 34 years old this year, but I do not want to be defined by words like "mature" or "sophisticated" for a while. When I was younger, I felt that a 34-year-old person is supposed to be old enough to do something important. Now, I think that a human being cannot become fully evolved even if it takes their entire lifetime. I will co
A few years ago I visited a church in Brooklyn for reasons. When I opened the entrance door, I saw a beautiful sight I've ever seen and deeply felt salvation. I am not Christian though. Since then I respect every religion. I do not know if God exists, but I would like to visit there again..
When you go along the tree lined path way of Bryant park, you can hear a rhythmically bouncing sound… The balls are weltered by sudden wind and people quickly move right and left. The ping-pong tables in Bryant park are surrounded by a variety of people. A young model from North Carolina, a MTA worker, a woman who works at a law firm, an accountant, a young bartender who dreams of becoming an illustrator, a dentist and so on. Every play differs from person to person. One is a
Painting by UTA It is a work depicting the space between the world of imagination and the real world. The world of imagination is spread beyond the gate which has a perfect circle shaped object. In the world of imagination, various creatures are placed in an ideal form, and Don Quixote is standing in the wilderness. And the Styx River flows like connecting the two worlds. It is a picture drawn in an apartment in New York, so the scenery seen from the window is based. The far