This post includes a few things I have been reading and translating. I have already posted some of them on Instagram but here I have included a translation of my friend Yutaka’s book, and my teacher Yoko’s buddhist text. I have also included some important practice in Japanese grammar which I really need to commit […]Read more "Japanese"
All Turtles Should be Red: Watching An Isolated Isolation in Reddo Tātoru: Aru Shima no Monogatari レッドタートル ある島の物語 __ In 2016 Japanese director/producer Toshio Suzuki and Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit collaborated to produce a jewel of a silent film; the title translates directly into English as Red Turtle: The story of an […]Read more "レッドタートル"
Sangha: Seeking of the Path Once there was a boy named Sudhana who also wished for Englightenment and earnestly sought the way. From a fisherman he learned the lore of the sea. From a doctor he learned compassion toward sick people in their suffering. From a wealthy man he learned that saving […]Read more "Avataṃsaka – sūtra."
I am sorry blog, I have been away for too long, but here is a post about some translations from Japanese into English. I am sharing it for other Japanese learners and for anyone with an interest in Buddhism and Kanji. First up we have some letters I am sending to old students who I […]Read more "…"
タミヤ・サイ / Sai Tamiya, 私は君の絵とイラストレーションが本当に素敵ですのでもっと習いたいだから、もし、今月から三ヶ月まで君のお仕事を私とインタビューで話したら、本当にいいです。このアートはどう描けますか。絵は、マジックとみたいですけど、実君のタレントで、良い日本ので野党的な版画家と耽美を続ける事から現在世界に持って来ます…もっと当世流なし方です。 I think your illustrations are amazing and I want to learn more about them so it would be really good if over the next couple of months you would be willing to engage in an interview with me about your art and illustration practice. How you started making the images […]Read more "Sai Tamiya / タミヤ・サイ"
In pursuit of Japanese fluency every Westerner is faced with the dilemma of how or what to do about the languages three alphabets … Hiragana and Katakana are difficult enough then a normal person will look at Kanji and say, “Well I am not Asian therefore I am not obliged to learn it. I, on […]Read more "ku_ru kanji"
Two Bens:Two Artists Using Japan for Inspiration. (Benjamin Bardou’s ‘Tokyo Wanderings’, and Ben Jeans Houghton’s film ‘2nd Life’.) [Ben J. Houghton’s film ‘2nd Life’ was exhibited at Bloc Projects in Sheffield.] The French artist Benjamin Bardou’s work is a visual feast at first sighting on Instagram one was hooked asking what is this new glitchy […]Read more "2 x B"