Monthly Archives: 9月 2012

a class for high-school students

Our institute held a sort of festival, opening the buildings and campus to public. As part of the festival, school-children were invited to take part in a class. I run a class to learn how to use a motion capture system. Two high-school students took part in my session, both of whom were familiar with programming. I was mildly surprised to know they had some experience with motion capturing as well. They seem to be interested in game programming. I thought they would start using some motion capturing system in near future to build a computer game. Technology develops so rapidly and the possibility is huge particularly for those young people.

The room temporarily set as a capture room for participants

a foot-massager

I was in Osaka to attend a meeting. The long meeting started at 9:30 and ended at 18:30. hm.. The supper saved my life. I dropped in a shop to see some foot massagers. We are recently fascinated to massaging on feet. The machines look nice, though, as you are easily tired of massaging yourself with hands. I tried on all machines available at the shop and found one interesting. The particular one stretches your foot fingers, which is unique and so effective in tuning my feet. Anyway, the effects are precisely relative to the prices. I learned it.

A foot massager (automatic)

a get-together for practitioners of tai chi chuan

I went to a morning session of Tai-chi class held at Kanazawa station. It is a regular class open to anyone who are interested in the Chinese martial arts. Certificated instructors have to teach a class by turns every year and that day was my turn. My class was not bad, I believe. It is amazing to see so many people, about thirty in number, come to join the class in the early morning on Sunday. I am not such a diligent learner.

There was a gathering for Tai-chi practitioners for the rest of the day. It is good for anyone to take part in the event as it suits to him or her.

A team used a fan for their performance

Osamu Jareo+Theater Thikwa+Junkan Project/Kyoto Experiment 2012

I have been to Kyoto today to see a performance by Osamu and his colleagues. (There is an English version. too.) We have been working recently for exploring the power of dancing for dementia care and he called me to see their performance.

I had no prejudices as I had not viewed even the ad clips, one including the interviews to performers and the other depicting their stage in motion. Well, I immensely enjoyed being in the theatre. I had not thought much about dancing, but now I have an idea. Dancing is a way to organize the space evolving. It is not just a mater of moving the body, but a catch/release of energy from/to the space. To live is to … hm … to dance, move, or act. One of the roles assigned to our human beings is to enrich the space by acting. yeah.

The theatre was an old building formerly used as primary school

The approach to the theatre

While wondering around the theatre, I came across a school of lovely creatures.

I brought back two of them to home. Lovely guys.

a concert by taeko ohnuki, the singer

We went to a concert by Taeko Ohnuki, a female singer with beautiful voice. It is rare for us locals to receive a visit by well-known singers. We were certainly excited when we knew she came to Kanazawa. I place a link to one of the clips featuring her performance.

I have been listening to her for more than thirty years now and could not hear her sining without moved. Every moment was a gem. It was pity that the hall was only filled by half. She laughed it, commenting that majority of her fans are fond of being alone or at best a couple. She was quite right. I met one of our colleagues at the hall, who regretted not to take some of her friends. Well, I do not know. She may be right.

One of the musicians used a Mac to play some parts

The list of songs played in the night.