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Dec.20.2011
Master of Rakugo (a Japanese story telling art)   I wrote this in my other blog in November, but it was very short and incomplete.  I added more here about my thought.  Below are his news and some definition on rakugo.    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/...
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Dec.15.2011
  Because I've shown before some Kana-Shodo and Arabian Shodo art pieces, I've been hoping to see an alphabet calligraphy exhibit.  It was my plain luck that Yokohama Asahi Culture school had one before I left for the U.S.   The photo quality is not good, I'm sorry, but I'm excited...
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Dec.05.2011
      I've blogged about the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition and shown my photos of the picture cards that I had purchased.  But on this blog, I am able to show you the photo of a real award winning kana shodo art created by Iida Kazuko sensei.  I've complained to her husband...
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Nov.18.2011
    The text has been edited and sent to Moulin Review.  
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Nov.11.2011
I’m not good at remembering people’s name.  But lately, my memory has been improving.  I think I owe it to a chain of coincidences.             First, I meet a woman in my beginning Arabic language class, and I can remember her name right away.  Why?...
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Nov.11.2011
I’m not good at remembering people’s name.  But lately, my memory has been improving.  I think I owe it to a chain of coincidences.               First, I meet a woman in my beginning Arabic language class, and I can...
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Nov.07.2011
The Japan Fine Arts Exhibition has been cerebrating their 43rd year at National Art Center in Roppongi, Tokyo.   This past Sunday, I went to see Iida Kazuko Sensei's kana shodo work there.  She had told me that this time was the sixth time her work was chosen into this prestigious...
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Oct.14.2011
Aberjhani Farzana Versey   Sumathi Mohan   I wrote a bunch more, but failed in uploading more photos and also could not read my error message because it disappeared quickly.  I hope to try it again later.
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Oct.13.2011
Rebbecca Hill   Above is a page of my kana dictionary that shows a variety of るwhich is close to the pronunciation of lu, ll, or ru.  In Japanese, lu, ll, and ru sound the same.  In this post, I want to show you different る from the documents from the Heian period.  In kana...
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Oct.11.2011
      This basket belonged to my aunt who passed away.  She had this basket since 1950 or so.  She brought this basket with other items to the U.S. with her.  She lost most of them except this basket.  Still, the basket looks new after all these years.  It...
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Oct.02.2011
  
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Sep.27.2011
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        I am right now m of mmm   watashi wa ima mumumunomu   This is the result of my one-day workshop I attended last Saturday.  Ito Susume sensei is young and energetic.  We had so much fun in one and a half hour after his 30 minutes talk.  He was an...
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Sep.25.2011
  A Charlie Brown version of Aberjhani                                   Rina    This is Jitu, so I think I can make it more like Jitu next time.         ...
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Sep.25.2011
  へのへのもへじ   henohenomoheji   The above face is a standard Japanese face design in kana letters.  I don't know who created it or when, but this has been used in many designs for centuries.  Ryokan, a Buddhist monk and poet, drew this kind of face, but I'm unsure if he was the...
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Sep.19.2011
      Ipsus belongs to my daughter’s fiancé.  He is three years old.  I asked Jeff how he chose him among 12 puppies a farmer was giving away.   “Because he responded to the sound I was making.”  Jeff made the sound of kissing loud three times.  I sat...
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