Sunday 16th November 2003 - Jogging illustraton.
I show some of my drawings on the website ''Run the Planet''; http://www.runtheplanet.com/
This site object to introduce something special of the several nations
and districts on the earth. You can find some of my drawings in
the category of ''Asia'' -> ''Japan'' -> ''Tokyo''. The lower
place in the page of ''Tokyo'', there is the Tokyo running links.
I am in here ;
English => http://www.runtheplanet.com/pages/refer/articles/jap-tok1.php
French => http://www.runtheplanet.com/pages/france/jap-tok3.php
Japanese => http://www.runtheplanet.com/pages/refer/articles/jap-tok2.php
Maybe I think this page is quite less to present, but I wanted to
do something like that. I've been thinking to coraborate with someone
of the overseas concerning the art(event, drawing, etc). My ''petit''
dream comes true. I cannot cease to draw fortunately for time to
time someone ask me to draw. I will be continued to draw.
Sunday 2nd November 2003 - A familial buddhist service& a wine
Today, our family held the buddhist service of my grandfather's
7th year after his death. Some of our relatives came from Niigata,
250km north-west from Tokyo, and others came from here and there...
we met since a long interval. After the service, we all had a lunch
together so we talked a lot and we spent a nice time.
In the evening, I went to the wine festival in a Japanese-French
language school at Iidabashi. My French friend Marie asked me to
go together. I met there two Japanese of her friends who spoke French
so fluently. We four talked a lot about the difference of our culture.
We talked about what we call when we ask for someone. In Eastern
society, they call each other with his or her first name directly.
But in Japan we call each other in case of each personal distance
from ourselves. It means we should always think carefully for some
several respects and differences from age, sex and so on... We call
someone time to time by his first name or nickname, only his family
name, his first name with ''-san'' that means a little respectfully
way, and his family name with ''-san'' for most respectfully and
thinking for a good distance between he and me. It depends on their
lifestyle or their social positions and their living environments.
I'm sure it's not easy to understand the way to call someone in
I also thought about a difference - the diffrence of simplicity
of the people. I only know France because I was in there, so I cannot
clearly affirm for only knowing one country in Europe or America,
but I think French people are more simple than Japanese.
We can now think the virtual realism just a side of our life. For
example, we have the ''2-channel'', a famous mega-virtual forum
site. I think it is one of the most typic phenomen in Japan in subculture.
We easily create the virtual image upon our reality. I asked three
French if they had something like that in France, they said they
had not have yet. In Japan we can say the virtual realism is more
advanced than another countries..??