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We Won’t Believe the Hype

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Not Hand Power

The dust from the snap election in Japan may be over but that doesn’t mean that all is well. People of all shades and character are pretty fed up with government here in Japan.  I, for one, will never place trust in the hands of politricksters.  They are only bound to disappoint us all with their ego, greed, and money.

I place my faith in higher hands.  I place my love in my heart, I try my hardest to lead a good life.  I will take the nonsense that the politrickters dish out to us, and transform it into beauty spiced with love.

Egotistical, nationalistic posters, transform before my eyes into beautiful works of passion.

 
We No Trust Plastic Smile

 

Word Sound, No Power

Trying to Re-sync with the Nature Around Us

Monday, April 18th, 2011

As the wind was whipping up around me last Friday, I used the time to mull over in my mind my relationship to the environment.  Being in the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo we sometimes forget that there is a rhythm to life that is not set by the subway timetables.

There are seasons to be observed.  The Japanese were very in tune with nature, and their attention to the arts reflect this connection; however, the connections between man and nature are being severed.  For example, I heard from a friend a few weeks ago that some residents across the river from me were in a complete panic when they found yellow powder in the streets and on the buildings.  They immediately jumped to the conclusion the radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant’s radiation has reached their homes.  Even though, radiation, is odorless, colorless and tasteless.  The officials checked the suspicious yellow powder, which turned out to be just plain old pollen.

Have we so lost touch with nature that we have forgotten that at certain times of the year pollen dusts our neighborhoods?  I try to live my live with a balance between the urban and the natural.  It isn’t always easy, because of the way we isolate ourselves from nature.

Take the time to notice the seasons.  Take the time to notice how the plants have grown, shed, or changed since the day before.  Take notice of these things as they meld and mix with the concrete and steel around us.

Nature is the Real Power

Starflowers Concrete and the Cyclists

Under Overcast Skies

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

It has been threatening to rain all day today.  The skies remained grey and full of the temptation to let forth and dump water upon the land, but the rain has yet to fall.  The air is cool with a hint of humidity.  The skies left no shadows on the ground.  All the colors were true to themselves.  The cool hues of the concrete, the muted rust interplaying with it’s blue brothers.  All beauty, all the time.

Just another day in the city.

Watching the colors, the doors, all interacting with one another.

Just another day in Tokyo, or I should say Chiba.

What Happened to My Reflection?

Cracked Corner Nail

Hooked and Signed

Saturday: Sun is High and The Camera Clicks

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

The sun shone high in the sky on Saturday.  There was as much pollen floating around the air as there was sunshine.  Though some vicious sneezing I managed to get a few pictures clicked off.

There can be drawn some lines between the seemingly random collection of images from Saturday.  How to they all connect with each other.  A garden that had several banana trees and the ripped, torn, blowing in te wind poster of a politrickster.

I will allow you to draw your own lines.  Try to follow the dots and see what you can come up with.

Click, click, sneeze!

Urban Banana Patch, Kasai, Edogawa-ku Tokyo

Can't Patch Over Lover, Blue Heart

Folded Up in Non-Truth

Scratching Iron

Torn Mouth, Plastic Smile

Takimoto Watch Shop, Political Poster Abstractions

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Walking thought the little streets of Narashino I came across the Takimoto Watch Shop.  An establishment that looks as if it has been there for eternity.  A thick layer of age covered everything on in and out of the store.  A beautiful testament to the glory design of the Showa Era.

Dancing Venus, Self Reflecting, Takimoto Watch Shop

Takimoto Watch Shop

Show Your Orange Stripes, Only for the Ladies

Wrinkles in Time

Still Dead with Fish Head, Abstracted Wednesday

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The other day while strolling back to Ichikawa station a came across a truly odd site.  I saw a totally dead bouquet that had a fish head in it.  It was tied to the outside of someone’s house.  I clearly have absolutely no idea what this is suppose to mean if anything.  It was quite a surreal moment on a normal rainy day.

I also made a return to the recurring theme os abstracted images that have been created from the political posters in Japan.  They are intriguing to me, and well, I just couldn’t help myself.

Two FInger Tie

Dead Life Bouquet with Fish Head

No Truth Through These Teeth

Off the Wall and on the Ground

Monday, December 14th, 2009

This poor poster was not able to survive.  It laid crumpled in a heap on the side of the road.

Off the Wall and on the Ground

ATTENTION: Mt. Fuiji found on a Trickster

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

For immediate release ! ! !

A miniature Mt. Fuji has been found on a local politician in the Ichikawa area of Japan.  Do not be alarmed, everything will be all right.

Mt Fuji on a Trickster

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