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Beach Rose (2)

I’m not a fun of cultivated garden rose yet I got a soft soft spot with Beach Rose. Beach Rose originated from north eastern side of the asia, China, Japan, Siberian sea shore. There was a popular misconception that the Beach Rose spread while riding on the sea wave —– but they came to the west by the human hand. Anyway the Beach Rose of which Japanese calls Hamanas makes impenetrable dense bush on the beach. And this Hamanas is a long cherished flower to the back-pack traverors — since they appeared in the many books, poems, sang in the songs — yet still, we could not see them often because this plant was not easy to handle with its dense sharp thorn = we had to go to the Hokkaido to see the Hamanas in a huge landscape. So, I dreamed like my roman when I was in my secondry school boy —– and it took another 5 years for me to see the real flowers.

(This photo above was taken by 110 Pentax 24mm lens on Nikon Z7 — rest of the photos here were taken either by Helicoid (B) or ZM-2 lens)

Whatsoever, I’ve been seeing this rose in the past 18 years, since I came here. —– blaime, When I came here, I was a young(er) man. Ha ha ha.

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Multi Tools

I don’t remember how many of them I bought (and lost, gave to somebody etc.) They are the one, better than nothing. = usable but never be adequate. So, if it was serious, it’s break or bend. Funny things were, the combination of the tools was always the same. And never be more than a toy. (Anyhow never complained, they are about £5 cheap product from China. = They are a cosmetic like a T-sharts of the Superman give you a dream of I can fly, a tool to show-off that you are a techno person.) 😀

Then very recently I found something quite new = the revolutionary new thinking in them. Departure from the copied, same pattern design, but a rather sportful idea. Looks ugly though, at least it is new. = made me convinced that I would buy even one more since I don’t have a hummer in my pocketable tools. (The origine of this type of multi tool was American Letherman yet still, Letherman doesn’t have a Hummer. May be like a crow bar or axe, people think the hummer is neither a kind of pocketable tool.)

And they are Ratchet type multi screwdriver = In fact, they are always in the bottom of my bag —– at least they are not a toy = usable tool (only a bit awkward to use) With those tools, I could manage to escape the crisis of something brake down or help the others. (And able to disassemble to scavenge the parts of discarded machine.) 😀 Better be prepared.

Evening Stroll

Some days ago I went out for a meeting, with a camera, Nikon Z7 and a homemade plastic Fun lens on it.  (It’s good to have a small pocketable camera !)

As I took Dockland Light Railway I could see the town over the roof and see the sunset from advantage points.

Since the lens was £1 junk, it needs no focus and neither giving any sharp image —– still, if you think they are a kind of sketch drawings it’s no problem.  I don’t think I need sharp details in those images, as they are no different from the distant vague memories.

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The late Cherry (or Ex-Cherry ?)

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It’s not nice to say “used to be cherry” —– so, Ex-Cherry ?

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A woman said it’s not fair, they got a full bloom every year —– m m m, rather tricky to say any word here. 

(Those photos were taken by a lens from a toy camera on Nikon Z7 —– It was a single plastic lens, equivalent of  28mm, F13,  fixed focus )

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Dorkbot London 95

Dorkbot is a strange social gathering — they says the gathering of the people doing strange things in electronics.       Superficially it is the Geeks gathering yet in reality, some people are overlapping with computer hacker, anarchist, social activists etc etc. sometime a kind beyond the ordinary brain.  Its mean, for certain situation, they are quite resorceful and effective people.

==== Jem Finer ====

“Longplayer and Supercomputer: Keeping things going”

Both a question and a proposition. Both are projects which would welcome wider collaboration and the ingenuity that Dorkbot may bring.

longplayer.org / supercomputer.org.uk / @jemfiner

==== Emma Winston ====

“Tell Me I Can Fix This On My Own: songwriting with code as a non-programmer”

How accidentally live-coding an album let one woman fall back in love with learning to program, and how (maybe) it can do the same for you.

emmawinston.me / deerful.com / @deer_ful

==== Nicola Plant ====

“Parallax”

Parallax is a movement-based interactive VR artwork. The audience communicate with one another by intuitively performing hand expressions and gestures that sculpt a shared malleable object existing in the virtual space between them.

Dr Nicola Plant is a movement artist, coder and researcher with a PhD in Media Art and Technology at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London.

nicolaplant.co.uk / @nicolaplant

==== Petre Brownell ==== (aka greenman)

(Sorry I couldn’t find the info’ of his talking — Somewhat the implication of Net system to the business system or their relation as he himself is an entrepreneur = aske him please)

 >>> theorganization.com

==== Nicola Plant ====

“Parallax”

Parallax is a movement-based interactive VR artwork. The audience communicate with one another by intuitively performing hand expressions and gestures that sculpt a shared malleable object existing in the virtual space between them.

Dr Nicola Plant is a movement artist, coder and researcher with a PhD in Media Art and Technology at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London.

nicolaplant.co.uk / @nicolaplant

==== Annie Tådne ====

“Boberg 1”

Boberg 1. is a hands-on interplay between material and computational properties, where music is composed through visual means. In a performance, physical objects are translated into sounds and controlled through manual calibration.

tadne.se

They are the regulars, friends. —– (Those photos were taken by the 100year oled Kodak Vest pocket camera lens on Nikon Z7 = sorry about the focus,  it was to scueez its pantograph )

I’ve been with them —– gosh, over 15 years ! ? 

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Joe Rush in the Southwark London

South of Themes river, around the London Bridge, and down towards Deptford, navel center Greenwich — used to be a ship building and the industrial area —– .   So, we can see a lot of disused buildings, abandoned empty spaces etc. even now.   And, somewhere, somewhere we saw “re-development” etc though, ? ? ?    (kind of sky-scraper, Shard is the prominent one)

An easiest “Re-development” is to put the chairs and tables in the empty space and sell the drink (and some food) = as long as somebody buy a drink, it makes a business.  A place called Vinegar Yard is such kind.   Put a disused Train coach on top was a option (and may be used as an office space, in the same time as an eye-catching display.)  

Huge ants infesting the building must be another option.  Then I realised that, this is a part of the Joe Rush Exhibition.

Joe Rush is a well-known figure among the festival fan as he is the fixture of the Glastonbury Festival while displaying huge  so-called wasteland art.  (Using discarded objects such as a parts of the machine etc and create a kind of the sculpture —– so, the aforesaid Ant was made out of motorbike’s fuel tank and the photo above seems to be out of piping connector, and photo right seems to be an Italian coffee maker)   I met him about 15 (?) years ago. And remember when I visited his work shop in the Deptford creek.

(Don’t ask me what are they.)   But, something fuzzy image, photo left was taken by Kodak Vest Pocket Camera Lens.

No idea what this one was ?

Not only the mechanical sculpture, south london got many big toy for the grown-ups.  (not Haley, but Triumph = THE British !)

And Southwark can offer enough drink.

Since the time of Shakspere.

In case if the drink excess, you can treat it with no problem.  (everything handy here)

And the posh food as well. (The mix of discarded junk and the too clean new fabrication is the Southwark London)

All the photos here (except one) were taken by the 110 Pentax 24mm lens on the Nikon Z7

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First Reiwa (令和) Sky

So, this is the sunrise (over the roof) 1st of April 2019  06:18 ( = British Summer time 07:18) by Zeiss 18mm F3.5 on Nikon 850

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And this is the same sky but a minuets before of the top photo, taken by 110 Pentax 24mm on Nikon Z7   (It seems Zeiss lens showed much clear image —– of course, 110 lens costed me only few pounds as a junk, in contrast Zeiss was £800 even for a second-hand = be humble, don’t expect too much)    😀

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PS : Looking around the Net-sphere, it seemed that the news of naming the new era in Japan took so much attention from all over the world.   The tradition to name the Era originally came from Han dynasty of China though,  like most of the culture in China it ceased to exist under the communist rule.  (So that the young Chinese except Taiwanese, even can not read their own classic literature like Laozi 老子, Confucius 孔子 — let alone to understand them)   Yet still, as nearly 1/4 of world population is Chinese, some of them might have studied classic, hence able to read the “Chinese” character 令和 of which the meaning is more or less the same to us .   (Some character’s meaning is quite different between Chinese and Japanese = such as for flowers, Chinese use 華 , Japanese use 花 but for Chinese this letter 花 mean mor like a lot of mess, therefore 花子 in China mean a beggar wearing tattered rug. — without knowing this, quite few Japanese girl got their name Hanako 花子 ! )

The meaning of the character 令 is “telling or announcing” = so that, with an additional 金 (metal) to its left hand side, like this 鈴 it’s become “Bell”

And the 和 mean “come together or harmonize”  so that a word 平和 mean peace ( 平mean “flat or plain”) = Everybody come together in harmony” is a Peace.

Therefore, 令和 Rei Wa mean, Calling a Harmony  or Telling, be in Peace”.  (May be not as strong as “Shut-up, you the Devil”)   😀     (By the way, officially Reiwa starts on the 1st of may, coinciding with the new Emperor to take the throne.   This, one month ahead schedule was for the people to prepare such as for printing the calendar.)

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Few more photos of last Heisei days

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I’m living in England though, still it is the last moment of Heisei Era for me.

I’m a Japanese, yet I’m more like a spooky kind than an Anime generation.    And never be a Gamer of Gandam kind.

Or a dirty old man ? —– It’s quite a questionable.  

Then I found, the local Iceland shop was closed. —– I don’t think it’s anything to do with the end of era in Japan.  (Don’t you think, this is THE good lens = instantly giving 50 years old atmosphere to the picture !)   😀

And found that the Small White Elephant Cafe was also closed. (Before the end of financial year ?)

Those photos were taken by the homemade ZM2 lens or Pentax 110 24mm F2.8 lens on the Nikon Z7.

On the end Japan got their new name of the era as Reiwa (令和) —– long live to them.    🙂   🙂   🙂

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Japanese New Era is coming

Well well, not for tomorrow’s April fool, but Japan is going to have the new name of the Era for coming new Emperor.    Japanese calendar system has the name of each Era with each Emperor’s throne.  Which is the continuing tradition of the past 2500 years, started on the time of the legend of Emperor  Jinmu.  So that the coming new Emperor Naruhito is its 256th Emperor.  = in other words, the current Emperor Akihito’s (He is going to cede the throne to his son Naruhito on 1st of May)  Heisei Era will end tomorrow.  (I remember the day, when I went to see the wedding parade of Prince Akihito and his bride, Michiko in their hose drawn coach. — I think I was a secondary school boy then) 

—– anyhow, on this last day, I should clear the stacked photos of Heisei while it is still in its era.

(Those photos were taken by ZM2 lens and Helicoid B lens on Nikon Z7)

On the end Japan got their new name of the era as Reiwa (令和) —– long live to them.    🙂   🙂   🙂

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Useless thought — is it ?

While boiling the eggs, I suddenly heard a noise “Pang”.   I knew it must be a noise of the egg cracked, as time to time they do.   When I checked them, I found an egg popped open a part of its shell, like a submarine opened his hatch = a well made round hole. —– I’ve seen hundreds of the cracked egg when they were boiled “in my life” though, I never seen the Egg Submarine opened his hatch. = this is THE first event ever I encountered and witnessed in my whole life.    is it ? ? ?  —– So, what’s the matter ? 

———- Then I realized, this is the serious identity crisis case.  It would shake the foundation of the cause or justification of me to blog here. —– How and why this blog started ?  = This blog / Yoshizen started as a talking post to explain my theory, that is,  The Zen is not for talking or thinking but to DO.  This theory was conceived through my own experience of doing,experience of doing, and from many stories how the one could achieve his skill by just doing it many years kind, and the old say, such as even Rain drops carve the rock kind together with the very simple facts that the most of Buddhists sects are having their practice to repeat doing the same action.

—– So far, I think I succeeded to explain those matter by explaining them as the function of our brain / Amigdara. 

But, what about this instant case / Open hatched Egg ?     What this egg to do with Zen ? —– Quite few of the posts here are showing a kind of activity, demonstrating the simple, repetitive work for “Making something” also showing the sample of the way of utterly free thinking.  (why not approach, such as to use a spray can as a barrel of a macro lens or a discarded drink-can can be made a good sculpture etc. )

But is the Open Hatched Egg to do anything with the Zen ? = nothing.  Why not ? (Everything is the only an occasion in the life = have you ever seen any of two eggs cracked and showing exactly the same pattern ? —– Does the Zen Blog got to have a special big topics to talk ?  —– am I assigned to deal with such heavy role ?  —– who the hell yoshizen is ? = It must be a joke = can not be such ostentatious matter here.  it’s just a small free blog.  —– What an useless thought I got here.     😀

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