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CSCO
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Post by CSCO » August 8th, 2020, 10:10 am

[The Mystery of Utsuro-bune (うつろ舟伝説)]

"Open an optical channel over gravity waves! (It's a ping‐pong transmission system.)" (negotiating...) (connecting...) "Hello, Utsuro-buneians!" "Hallo, Professor (教授)."


Tanaka Kazuo (田中 嘉津夫), Emeritus Professor (名誉教授) of Optical Information Engineering at Gifu University, likes U.F.O. stories in the Japanese Edo Era very, very much. He published 'The Mystery of Utsuro-bune' in English (in 2019) at last! The U.F.O. drifted to Hitachi (Ibaragi-Ken) is the subject of the book! Don't be confused by me. The book is far from reveries. He pursuits modification processes of Utsuro-bune (U.F.O.) stories juggling and decyphering many orthodox old documents in the book. In short, it's an academic book and he is always with the eye of a scientist. But, in fact, we have many U.F.O. stories in Edo Era and he is very fond of them!

https://www.nippon.com/ja/japan-topics/g00879/
https://blog.goo.ne.jp/blue77341/e/8ecf3c490f74273e64b11dc9b862cf82
https://blog.goo.ne.jp/karasusan_001/e/6037fd9df05361b6378f7a1e28b80ea9
http://karapaia.com/archives/51272919.html
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No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
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CSCO
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Post by CSCO » August 24th, 2020, 11:03 am

[Mossie (モッシー)]


I was a lonesome kid. My favorite book was a picture book. (I had a few books at that time.) I liked to think that which is my most favorite lake of Fuji Five Lakes. The ranking often changed. But I liked Lake Sai very much. The picture book said that all of the lakes are connected by underwater paths. The article always trembled me. An UMA lives in Lake Motosu. It is Mossie (モッシー). Although Lake Sai is my lake, I can't play on the shores. Because Mossie is a hostile UMA and it comes to my lake to break me!

Chick, my bird, release a bird in your hands. It rises to the sky and it grows flap by flap. If your imagination is not crippled, your bird transfigures; it becomes an enormous monster bird that lives on magic dragons. Have a seat, and take yourself to the bird's eye. You are on the wind above Lake Sai. When your shadow runs on the big glass, I also see Mossie rushes into an egress.

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB:Landsat_image_of_Fuji-go-ko.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuji_Five_Lakes
https://www.travel.co.jp/guide/article/43048/

http://blog.livedoor.jp/choko_suke_/archives/80508761.html
https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&gbv=1&q=%E3%83%A2%E3%83%83%E3%82%B7%E3%83%BC%E5%86%99%E7%9C%9F&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiot9i4yrHrAhWtyYsBHWiMA28Q1QJ6BAgDEAQ
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No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

CSCO
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Post by CSCO » September 8th, 2020, 10:56 am

[Kote E (鏝絵, or こてえ)] 

Kote E means Kote Pictures. Kote (鏝) means a Plasterer Trowel. A Kote E is a Japanese fresco painting. A Kote E's father is a painting and its mother is a carving, or vice versa. Because Kote E's are 3D works. (Are you sure? A Kote E is differ from a Western fresco painting in that a Kote E is 3D work.)
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E5%85%A5%E6%B1%9F+%E9%95%B7%E5%85%AB%E3%80%80%E4%BD%9C%E5%93%81&hl=ja&gbv=1&tbm=isch&ei=YaxXX7DZJ4zM-Qa3w5u4Ag&start=0&sa=N


Irie Chouhachi (入江 長八) was the Kote E Master. He was called 'Izu no Chouhachi (伊豆の長八)'. He was active from the late Edo era to the early Meiji era. He was born at Matsuzaki (松崎). If you stay at Matsuzaki-chou Shizuoka-ken, you can see his more than 70 works.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsuzaki,_Shizuoka
https://www.travel.co.jp/guide/article/6381/
https://izumatsuzakinet.com/
https://honto.jp/netstore/pd-book_27230324.html
https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E4%BC%8A%E8%B1%86%E3%81%AE%E9%95%B7%E5%85%AB-%E5%B9%95%E6%9C%AB%E3%83%BB%E6%98%8E%E6%B2%BB%E3%81%AE%E7%A9%BA%E5%89%8D%E7%B5%B6%E5%BE%8C%E3%81%AE%E9%8F%9D%E7%B5%B5%E5%B8%AB-%E6%97%A5%E6%AF%94%E9%87%8E-%E7%A7%80%E7%94%B7/dp/4582544541
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%85%A5%E6%B1%9F%E9%95%B7%E5%85%AB
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No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

CSCO
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Post by CSCO » September 23rd, 2020, 11:38 am

[Shinshiro Rally (新城ラリー)]

The race was over.
Aki missed a prize.
He is a famous driver.
Because he has the megaenterprize.

All his men had a wet face.
A man cries in this situation.
Although it was a tough race,
Aki's run was near perfection.

And night falls.
"I burned completely," Aki laughes and tolls.
In the presence of his trailer, his team rallies in front of his fire.
Men, eat a barbecue and sing in chorus until you tire.
"We must back to each place tomorrow, so I serve you tonight as a punishment."
Aki and men are in a pink apron, with eternity, constellations, the firmament.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-3nxylBXgw

https://www.okuminavi.jp/rarry/

https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E6%96%B0%E5%9F%8E%E3%83%A9%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC+%E3%82%B3%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B9%E5%9B%B3&hl=ja&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjx1OqZ0P_rAhXLA4gKHaLoCVMQ_AUICCgB

https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=%E6%96%B0%E5%9F%8E%E3%83%A9%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC

http://www.shinshiro-rally.jp/

https://www.jrca.gr.jp/eventguide/shinshiro


In Japan, rally is booming now. A regular staff must have three cars! One for golf with your bosses, so that this must be a humble car (Sheep Car). One for your daily use (Wolf Car in Sheep Fur). And one for rally (Wolf of Wolves Car)! Shinshiro Rally is the biggest rally in Japan, maybe.

Shinshiro-shi (新城市) has many TOYOTA related factories. And it has wild nature. It is a woodland. It has forestry roads. TOYOTA's CEO joined in the race and run the whole distance! (Are you sure!? He was born with a minicar in his mouth, wasn't he?)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinshiro
https://toyotagazooracing.com/jp/rallychallenge/about/
!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!
No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

CSCO
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Post by CSCO » October 13th, 2020, 10:29 am

[Atake Maru (安宅丸)] 

Very cool!
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB:Gozabune_Atake_Maru_%28ship,_1986%29_-_Tokyo,_Japan_-_DSC06261.jpg


This pleasure ship is a copy of the third shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu's ship.

Tokugawa Iemitsu:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Iemitsu


In French, both the sea and a ship are a feminine noun. But I suppose Ataka Maru (the ship above) is male. Lo! How powerful the mast is! Ataka Maru was Shogun's ship after all. We Japanese have never had a female Shogun. Imagine it, that the mast have a large black sail, the sail have the Shogun's large emblem dyed white. On a deck, there are many buzzing naked sailors with a strange hairstyle, getting a tan under the summer sun, in a pure white loincloth. Yes, they don't use their best manners. But Shogun's pardons are granted! He drinks the salty air and points at lofty Mt. Fuji over the heaving billows. There are the blue sky, white clouds, and the marineblue sea; that is all. Ataka Maru is a manly ship!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XNmQlzJYnk&feature=youtu.be
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E5%AE%89%E5%AE%85%E4%B8%B8&hl=ja&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiwvfzk-4HtAhUDc3AKHRRdC48Q_AUIBigB
https://www.gozabune.jp/
https://www.samuraiship.tokyo/



"Ow, I napped on a sofa carelessly... Oh, Chick, you have been here?"
"Had you been with me in the dream?," said she with laughter.
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No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

CSCO
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Post by CSCO » October 21st, 2020, 11:12 am

[Tokyo Olympic (東京オリンピック)]

Corona puts off Tokyo Olympic. We are now counting down again! Karate is a new competition. Ex-P.M. Abe send us two medical masks, so called Abenomask (アベノマスク), for each and we all have received his masks. Media laughed at his masks. But, by virture of his masks, we could save our lives. Thanks for his practical wisdom!

And a bad news comes. They say the Tokyo Olympic nobles offered that Tokyo Olympic must be low cost. Why? It's a money river and money tree, isn't it? It's a bad news! We have used time and money for it. Our future is deeply rooted in Tokyo Olympic, isn't it? I wonder how my jobhunting will go. I wonder how Chick's jobhunting will go. (Chick is a Senior now.)

Then, my suggestion:
When an airplane is rolling in, and, when a tourist jam reaches at an immigration counter, it's a good idea that geisha girls (a temporary staff, dressed a kimono) kiss on their cheeks and hand two medical masks to each visitor in a jam. We would call the masks Suganomask (スガノマスク) to honor the P.M. Suga.

Now, the Tokyo Olympic 2021 is settled. Coffee reading says there is a national election in the December and the Government parties win the biggest in history.
So, the Tokyo Olympic 2021 is firmly settled. But, only God knows what happens tomorrow. May God bless Chick's jobhunting.

"Chick, you must do the geisha girl. And I'm in the jam. And our lips echo smack!" ("Get out, old timer!") Ow! A reverie always ruins us...


Chick, you are my neighbor.
You know my cell phone number.
I met you in a beautiful slumber.
Now, I'm in more alone October.


Great! A super katate! 何じゃこりゃ~! (Yes, I'm an old timer.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O9ksgrZ7rU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAsQMQwgetY
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No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

CSCO
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Post by CSCO » November 4th, 2020, 10:27 am

[Yamabushi (やまぶし, or 山伏)]

"Chick, come to my estate in the U.S.A.. The White House."

We like tall stories. If you are a big talker, you are Horafuki (ほらふき, or 法螺吹き) in Japanese. Hora (ほら, or 法螺) is a music instrument made from Hora Shell. Hora Shell, sound loudly!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k4radxphl0
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E6%B3%95%E8%9E%BA%E8%B2%9D%E3%80%80%E5%B1%B1%E4%BC%8F&hl=ja&gbv=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwirpo7boOnsAhWLPXAKHZ6lAbEQ_AUICCgB

They are Yamabushi. A holy mountain is a god in Japan. A yamabushi wants to become a god by the mountain power.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamabushi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shugend%C5%8D

Tengu (てんぐ, or 天狗) is a Japanese monster. Tengu pictures follow:
https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&gbv=1&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=%E5%A4%A9%E7%8B%97
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A4%A7%E5%A4%A9%E7%8B%97
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%83%8F%E5%A4%A9%E7%8B%97


"By the way, Chick, it's midnight. I take you home on my bicycle. Come on! "
"It's a starry night. I'll waste the night with you."
"No. Come on. Oh, the tires would burst!"
"Hush! I'm an adult woman already. (私、もう大人よ。)"
"Not yet, you are a big girl. (いやいや、まだ子供。) Ow! Don't push my back!"
!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!
No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

CSCO
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Post by CSCO » November 11th, 2020, 4:36 am

[Amateur Kabuki (素人歌舞伎)]

Japan closed itself to foreign countries for about 300 years in Edo Era. This is Sakoku (さこく, or 鎖国) policy. And we encountered a foreign play in Meiji Era for the first time. We call the foreign plays Shin Geki (しんげき, or 新劇). Shin Geki means A New Play. This Shin Geki expression expresses that our traditional plays are Kabuki (かぶき, or 歌舞伎) implicitly.

In fact, we had only Kabuki as our plays in Edo Era. And Kabuki was close to us then. We saw a kabuki play always. And we ourselves also played a kabuki play for a village festival.

Toyokawa people still have the amateur kabuki. Which is called Akasaka Stage. We also call it Akasaka No Butai (あかさかのぶたい, or 赤坂の舞台). We play it once a year. We ourselves build a temporary kabuki theater. And we ourselves play a kabuki play. And we ourselves enjoy it.


Akasaka Stage:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/e-UkalE67y8?rel=0
https://www.youtube.com/embed/KgfL8oFvVuQ?rel=0
https://www.toyokawa-map.net/English/index.html
https://www.toyokawa-map.net/language.html
http://www.city.toyokawa.lg.jp/smph/english/index.html
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=youtube+%E8%B5%A4%E5%9D%82%E3%81%AE%E8%88%9E%E5%8F%B0&gbv=1&sei=4birX77UFZms0QTy2YjgDQ

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%B4%A0%E4%BA%BA%E6%AD%8C%E8%88%9E%E4%BC%8E


"A honey bee costume? For what, Chick?"
"For the campus festival. Tomorrow."
"What? I must go to see it."
"What? You couldn't come."
"I want to see the bee."
"Don't care. It might be a heavy rain tomorrow."
"Don't care. I have an umbrella."
"Never mind. You would be busy these days."
"I am a job seeker now. There is enough time for me. When you shall be on the stage, I call Chick! Chick! Chick! to you. Remember, this is the short form of I! LOVE! YOU!."

Chick bursted into a loud cry for joy, like a child.
!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!
No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

CSCO
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Post by CSCO » November 20th, 2020, 11:01 am

[Fish Hunting (魚を狩る)]

Mutugorou (むつごろう, or ムツゴロウ, or 鯥五郎) is a mudskipper in Japan. A mutugorou lives only in the Ariake Sea and the Yatsushiro Sea. A mutugorou has a bad looking. So, it tastes very good. Eat it. A broiled mutugorou develops your physical endurance very much.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudskipper
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E3%83%A0%E3%83%84%E3%82%B4%E3%83%AD%E3%82%A6%E3%81%AE%E8%92%B2%E7%84%BC%E3%81%8D&hl=ja&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjKwuOxvZHtAhXQa94KHQPqD9wQ_AUICCgB
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariake_Sea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yatsushiro_Sea

I want to spotlight on Mutukake (ムツかけ) in Kashima-shi (鹿島市), Saga-ken (佐賀県, or Saga Prefecture).

Mutukake is very unique fishing style. I suppose Mutukake is not fishing but hunting. Mutukake fisherman uses a very long fishing rod, that length is 5 meters or more, and a bundle of 6 hooks. The fisherman throws the bundle to hook a mutugorou.
https://www.7midori.org/katsudo/kouhou/kaze/miserarete/02/index.html

To see is to believe:
https://www2.nhk.or.jp/archives/michi/cgi/detail.cgi?dasID=D0004990475_00000
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E3%83%A0%E3%83%84%E3%82%B4%E3%83%AD%E3%82%A6%E3%81%AE%E9%87%A3%E3%82%8A&hl=ja&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXlu-IyZHtAhXN62EKHclYBYsQ_AUICSgC

http://michinoekikashima.jp/main/32.html
https://www.city.saga-kashima.lg.jp/kanko/
https://www.asobo-saga.jp/search/



"Why do you believe I'm a fatherless child?"
"You said, Chick."
"I have a father."
"A liar."
"Why do you believe I'm a fatherless child?"
"You said, Chick."
"I have a father."
Tears rolled down.

Chick's mama remarried. I saw Chick's new papa once. He seemed funny and gentle. (The mama is much taller than the papa. The papa's face looked like a mutugorou's.) The papa, the mama, and Chick toured Saga-ken as a honeymoon and family trip. The couple was hand in hand and took gloomy Chick around from place to place.

At the first midnight, upset Chick called for me.
"Whatever's the matter, Chick?"
"Great Heavens!! I--- I--- I hear--- mama's cries--- from--- from her room--- 'I'm going to die! About to die!'"
!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!
No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

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