Google Doodle for Today … “Eiji Tsuburaya’s 114th birthday”!!


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~~July 7, 2015~~

EIJI TSUBURAYA

Google Doodle artists spotlight a film legacy as towering as Godzilla

JENNIFER HOM, the Bay Area-based Google artist, has both an eye for the precise and a flair for the dramatic.

Today, Hom achieves that artistic union by helping create a Google Doodle to mark the 114th birthday of late Japanese cinematic legend Eiji Tsuburaya.

As an interactive ode to the special-effects pioneer, the Doodle allows the user to build a film, step by monster-loving step.

“Director Eiji Tsuburaya is best known for the famous characters he brought to life, like Ultraman,” Hom says in Google’s “making of” peek behind the scenes.

“After many years in the ‘monster business,’ he set up his own practical effects studio, Tsuburaya Productions.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2015/07/07/eiji-tsuburaya-google-doodle-artists-spotlight-a-film-legacy-as-towering-as-godzilla/

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The Japanese film director, who died in 1970 aged 68, worked on classic monster films such as Godzilla and Ultraman. Tsuburaya was also the innovator of the movement known as Tokusatsu, a Japanese term which refers to the extensive use of special effects in film and television. Today would have been Tsuburaya’s 114th birthday.
To celebrate this, a new Google Doodle allows you to create your own short action film in just 10 steps.

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Eiji Tsuburaya, July 7, 1901 – January 25, 1970, in Sukagawa, Fukushima) was the Japanese special effects director responsible for many Japanese science-fiction movies, being one of the co-creators of the Godzilla series, as well as the main creator of Ultraman.

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In the 1940’s, Tsuburaya started his own special effects laboratory (set up at his home), and in 1963, founded his own studio for visual effects, Tsuburaya Productions. In 1966 alone, this company aired the first ‘Ultra‘ series for television, Ultra Q beginning in January, followed it with the highly popular Ultraman in July, and premiered a comedy-monster series, Booska, the Friendly Beast in November.

Ultraman became the first live-action Japanese television series to be exported around the world, and spawned the Ultra Series which continues to this day.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiji_Tsuburaya

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~~Eiji Tsuburaya’s 114th Birthday Google Doodle~~

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~~Published on Jul 6, 2015~~

Eiji Tsuburaya was the Japanese special effects director responsible for many Japanese science-fiction movies, being one of the co-creators of the Godzilla series, as well as the main creator of Ultraman.

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Something to think about …. “The Wise Monkeys”!!


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~~May 27, 2015~~

The three wise monkeys, sometimes called the three mystic apes, are a pictorial maxim. Together they embody the proverbial principle to “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil“. The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil.

There are various meanings ascribed to the monkeys and the proverb including associations with being of good mind, speech and action. In the Western world the phrase is often used to refer to those who deal with impropriety by turning a blind eye.

Outside of Japan the monkeys’ names are sometimes given as Mizaru, Mikazaru, and Mazaru, as the last two names were corrupted from the Japanese originals. The monkeys are Japanese macaques, a common species in Japan.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_wise_monkeys

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This is a maxim that has been used since immemorial times. As noted above, there’s a history, legend and tradition attached to these monkeys.

Yet, it seems, like in other areas, they haven’t caught up with the ever expanding and seemingly limitless internet.

“See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”

All these actions are covered.

“Post no evil” is the add on required to advance and cover our new technology mode.

Wise words …. abide by ALL of them.

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Google Doodle for today …. Momofuku Ando’s 105th birthday!!


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~~March 5, 2015~~ 

Momofuku Ando (Andō Momofuku), (March 5, 1910 – January 5, 2007) was a Taiwanese-Japanese businessman who founded Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. He is known as one of the inventors of instant noodles and Cup Noodles.

With Japan still suffering from a shortage of food in the post-war era, the Ministry of Health tried to encourage people to eat bread made from wheat flour that was supplied by the United States. Ando wondered why bread was recommended instead of noodles, which were more familiar to the Japanese.

The Ministry’s response was that noodle companies were too small and unstable to satisfy supply needs, so Ando decided to develop the production of noodles by himself. The experience convinced him that “Peace will come to the world when the people have enough noodles to eat.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momofuku_Ando

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New Google Doodle Honors Instant-Noodle Inventor Momofuku Ando

Peel off lid. Pour boiling water. Steep for three minutes. Stir well and serve.

Thursday, March 5, marks the 105th birthday of Taiwanese-Japanese inventor Momofuku Ando, whose instant noodles revolutionized the food world, and Google is honoring this king of quick cuisine with a new Google Doodle.

As TIME wrote back in 2006, “In 1958, Momofuku Ando, an unassuming entrepreneur living in Osaka, created the instant noodle — and a continent has been feasting on his invention ever since.”

However, the road was not easy for the founder of Nissin Food Products. Ando struggled to find the right balance and create noodles that were tasty but did not become mush when boiled. The secret, learned from his wife, was to spray the noodles with chicken soup and then fry them in tempura oil.

The instant noodle, a dietary staple for every college student from Asia to America, had come to fruition.

Ando was born during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan in 1910, moved to Japan at the age of 23 became a Japanese citizen following World War II. He died in Osaka on Jan. 5, 2007, at the age of 96.

“As it appears in …. full read/credit”

http://time.com/3732916/momofuku-ando-google-doodle-instant-noodles-cup-noodles-top-ramen/

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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/09/business/worldbusiness/09ando.html?_r=1&

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~~Momofuku Ando Google Doodle~~

~~Published on Mar 4, 2015~~

Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to Momofuku Ando. Google celebrates the 105th birthday of Momofuku Ando. Momofuku Ando got famous for inventing the instant noodles. In 1958 he marketed the first package of instant noodles. Ando died at the age of 96. Maybe because of eating that much Cup Noodles?!

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At the end of the day …. Happy birthday, Kitaro!!


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~~February 4, 2015~~ 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Kitarō (born February 4, 1953) is a Japanese recording artist, composer, record producer and arranger who is regarded as a pioneer of New Age music. He is the winner of a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

~Early life: 1954–1976~

Kitaro was born in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan, and is a graduate of Sahid University. After graduating, Kitaro moved to Tokyo to experience and become a part of the music scene, and it was there that he discovered the synthesizer. His first synthesizer was analog, and he recalls having “just loved the analog sound that it made compared to today’s digital sound”.

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His parents were first opposed to the idea of their son having a musical career. In an effort to maneuver him towards their vision, they made arrangements for him to take a job at a local company. In return, he left home without telling them. He supported himself by taking on several part-time jobs such as cooking and civil service work, while composing songs at night.

In the early 1970s, he changed completely to keyboards. He joined the Japanese music group Far East Family Band which was formed in 1965, and toured with them around the world. While in Europe, he met the German electronica and former Tangerine Dream member Klaus Schulze. Schulze produced two albums for the band and gave Kitaro some tips for controlling synthesizers. In 1976, Kitaro left Far East Family Band and travelled through Asia (China, Laos, Thailand, India).

~1994 – present~

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~Domo Records~

Since his 1994 debut for Domo Records, the Grammy-nominated Mandala, Kitaro has released twelve studio albums. Among them, the live An Enchanted Evening (1995), Gaia-Onbashira (1998), and Ancient (2001) were all Grammy nominated. In 1999, Thinking of You won the Grammy for Best New Age Album. In total, Kitaro’s albums with Domo Records have received 15 Grammy nominations.

~Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai series~

Kitaro’s music has long been recognized for its messages of peace and spirituality. In the wake of 9/11, the artist began recording Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, a series of peace-themed albums inspired by the Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage, the travel of Kūkai more than 1100 years ago. The four volumes in the album series were released in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2011, respectively. The event of September 11 occurred while he was en route from Japan to Los Angeles. Kitaro’s flight was diverted to Honolulu for five days, during which time the conceptual endeavor, which he envisioned as an artistic means to help unify people globally, first took shape. Every track on the 4 volumes of Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai contains samples from ancient Japanese temple bells (Peace Bells) from 88 sacred temples on the island of Shikoku, Japan.

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~Impressions of the West Lake~

In 2007, Kitaro composed the music for Impression West Lake, a large-scale opera, directed by the renowned Chinese film director Zhang Yimou. The opera reflects Hangzhou city’s history and culture through music and dance. Using modern technology, the stage is 75 centimeters below the lake’s surface during the day so as not to affect the landscape and boating activities. In the evening, the stage is a few centimeters below the lake’s surface so actors can walk and perform freely over a surprising water mirror that compose with the lights and colors. The one-hour event had its opening night in March 2007.[10] In 2009, Domo Records released the original soundtrack album Impressions of the West Lake which was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Awards.

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~Touring and other activities~

In 2007 to 2009 he launched the ‘Love and Peace World Tour,’ an international tour with which Kitaro hoped to inspire his message of world peace with his music. Kitaro toured Southeast Asia in 2007, Greece in 2008 and Hong Kong, Japan, Southeast Asia in 2009. During his visit to Greece, Kitaro met Greek musician and composer Vangelis, and exchanged musical experience and creative ideas.

In 2010, Kitaro performed in Singapore in March, in Mexico for the Zacatecas Cultural Festival in April, in Xi’an, China for the opening event of Daming Palace National Heritage Park in September, in Aichi, Japan for the Thousand Drums Event at COP10 for the Convention on Biological Diversity in October. From March to April, 2011, Kitaro toured Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. He donated part of the CD sales and concert profits to Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami Relief.

While Kitaro has been touring, Domo Records released Kitaro’s compilation Album, soundtracks to Toyo’s Camera and 442 – Live With Honor, Die With Dignity, as well as the Grammy nominated Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai, Volume 4.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitar%C5%8D

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One of my favorite songs by Kitaro appear in this album

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~The Light Of The Spirit~

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This its my tribute to Kitaro with a compilation of photography taken in Japan by Tomo Yun

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~”Song for Peace by Kitaro”~

~Uploaded on Sep 20, 2009~

Dedicated to the United Nations’ International Day of Peace celebrated each year on September 21.
Join and spread the Spirit of Peace, because Peace can only prosper as a collective condition of human heart and mind, for the sake of all Children!
…. and the Dream of World Peace will become Reality!

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Reiki Principles …. Just for today!!


~~December 9, 2014~~ 

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

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http://www.reiki.org/faq/whatisreiki.html

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https://www.facebook.com/discoveryouraura?fref=photo

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IOTD …. “Image of the Day”, #76!!


~~November 16, 2014~~ 

The Japanese dwarf flying squirrel is a type of flying squirrel.

Its body is 14–20 cm long and the tail length is 10–14 cm. It weighs 150–220 g. It is much smaller than the Japanese giant flying squirrel which can reach 1500 g. Its back is covered with grey brown hair, and its belly is white. It has large eyes and a flattened tail.

It inhabits sub-alpine forests in Japan. It is nocturnal, and during the day it rests in holes in trees. It eats seeds, fruit, tree leaves, buds and bark. It can leap from tree to tree using a gliding membrane called the patagium. The patagium works as a wingsuit enabling it to maneuver and glide through the air.

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/theangryluddite/meet-the-momonga-25-photos-of-flying-dwarf-squir-5dn9

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A dear blogger friend taught me about this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~In her own words~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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Thoughts for the day …. #15!!


~~November 7, 2014~~ 

BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION … NOT THE POLLUTION

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is litter that ends up in oceans, seas, and other large bodies of water.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific Trash Vortex, spans waters from the West Coast of North America to Japan. The patch is actually comprised of the Eastern Garbage Patch, located near Japan, and the Western Garbage Patch, located between the U.S. states of Hawaii and California.

These areas of spinning debris are linked together by the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, located a few hundred kilometers north of Hawaii. This convergence zone is where warm water from the South Pacific meets up with cooler water from the Arctic.

The zone acts like a highway that moves debris from one patch to another.

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http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/?ar_a=1

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https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/a-picture-for-today-10/

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