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  • [pronounce] ta(g) gnu or ta(g ca)noe, ‘g’ is unvoiced.
  • [meaning] mostly no meaning but something like a mixture of a tag, l’inconnue, a naught, a canoe and nougat. 


このブログについて

20130430-195309.jpgふと気が付くと周りに常に「外国」があり、特にヨーロッパとの文化の違いを埋めようと意味なくもがく日々である。

日本に住みながら、海外の技術者と一緒に仕事をするようになってしばらく経った。普段はメールや電話でやりとりする程度だが、時々顔を突き合わせて話をすると、メールよりずっと簡単に理解しあえることに気付く。何行も書いてやっと伝わったことが、表情だけで伝えられると思うこともしばしばである。文化の違い以前にある人としての相互理解と言うべきか。そして、相互理解できるとなれば文化の違いは豊かさとなる。

日々感じる異文化について、日常の写真や気になるアートの話題とともに書き記す。

Dear readers,

Nice150I sometimes found myself in somewhere a foreign people was working around me and I can’t help but do something for filling gaps of culture.

Several years passed after starting my job with foreign country people. Usually I communicate with them through e-mail or telephone and it was enough but, once I have a face to face meeting, I learned that it was easier to understand what they were thinking. It’s not uncommon that a face tells more than several lines of text. It might be a kind of mutual understanding, en rapport, of human beings in nature. And, it is, then gaps of culture make diversity and fullness.

Here I write a log of what I feel about cross-cultural things around my routine experience, sometimes with daily photos.

I intend to use literary language in Japanese here since most of the blogs are written with colloquial style today and I think it would be a better way to write cross-cultural things in literary Japanese. Perhaps, computer translation may fail to do because of my expression. Even if it doesn’t work well, I hope you could enjoy my post through pictures.

Cheers, from Yokohama.

 

自分自身について

face150古典的な意味でのアートと言えば、マチス、デュフィ、ガレ、ラリック(H.Matisse, R.Dufy, É.Gallé, R.Lalique)などが最近の好みである。縁があってかフランスの作品が多いが、フランスが好きだからということではなく、フランスがいつの時代もアートの中心にあったということだろう。だから、レンブラント(Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn)が気になる時もあれば、ヴェネツィア派の絵画を新鮮に感じることもある。横浜トリエンナーレには毎回足を運ぶが、一方で、東京都庭園美術館が一番落ち着く場所でもある。

音楽については、M.Ravel, R.Wagnerが以前からの好みだが、Chick CoreaなどのJazzも時々聞かずにはいられない。

読書好きだが、読む本はもっぱら海外作家の訳ものばかりで、日本の作家ついてはローマやヨーロッパ史に関連する作品が多い。

これでも、純粋に理系である。

About me

mu150If you mean a classical art, I prefer works of H.Matisse, R.Dufy, É.Gallé and R.Laliqu. As you see, I seem to like French one, not because I like France but France has always been at the center of the world of arts, I suppose. Sometimes I see something like Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, sometimes Venetian school I do and I visit Yokohama Triennale every time. My favorite place of art is now Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.

To talk about music, my favorite is M.Ravel or R.Wagner but also I like Chick Corea.

I love to do skiing both on snow and water but for a long time I couldn’t do it especially water ski.

Still I’m an engineer, though. 


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このサイトでは、なるべく硬い文体で書くようにしています。こんな風に、ですます調で書こうとしたいと何度も思いましたが、その度にぐっと我慢でルールを守り続け、ほんの一部の例外を除いて「ですます調」はありません。もはや、ダイエットみたいなもので、一度やめたらなし崩しという強迫観念のようになってきました。こんな美しくもない硬い文体のサイトを続けていると、そのうち絶滅危惧種として認定されそうですが、いまさら変えられそうにありません。暖かい気持ちで許していただければありがたいのですが…

 

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24 thoughts on “About”

    1. Thanks for comments. I live in Yokohama, Japan and sometimes visit Europe in business. Probably I should add some text in English here. Wow, yes, ‘tagnoue’ is a bit strange. This is from my old nickname which is not common.

  1. Hello …

    I just wanted to catch up and say “thank you. I appreciate your ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also add my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    The blog has grown to some 1150 posts now; so if you are at a loose end one day, you’d be most welcomed to stay a while and have a trawl through. There are plenty of drop-down categories within the menu to help in said digging process. Saying that, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE
    uncle.spikes.adventures1@gmail.com

  2. Your pictures are wonderful! And its wonderful that you have written most of your posts in Japanese and english. Nice to learn about the cross cultural experiences.

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    August 11, 2016 at 12:04
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