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Glass from December 17

Posted on 01.07.18 under aniani ku'i 'ai, blown glass, glass, glass poi pounders, glassblowing

End of the year specials. Just picked them up, today.

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Commissioned goblets. I think they’re just, “okay.”

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This 3.0 pounder feels very nice and would be appropriate for woman.

The following end-of-December photos were shot New Woman, Shinjuku Minami Guchi.

2017 was the Year of the Woman!

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Tourists in Kyoto

Posted on 12.31.17 under Kyoto

The Shinkansen has a brief view of Mt. Fuji on the way to Kyoto.

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It’s like cosplay near Kiyomizu-dera. Busloads of tourists, mostly Asian start unloading from late morning.

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We went to pray for Junko’s mother who passed on December 29, 2005 and is interred at Otani Hombyo. Junko’s grandmother is interred there, too.

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The founder of this sect lived in this cave. This is the entrance.
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And this is how it looks from the top.

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From that cave to the current temple is quite a distance in time and expense. Every person interred is logged in a database. Once uploaded, no one will ever truly die!

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And then it was 2018…
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the last jedi @ kabuki-cho

Posted on 12.27.17 under kabuki-cho

We liked THE LAST JEDI. It was watchable and enjoyable. Fun to be a tourist in Kabuki-cho as well!

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Invoke the Ghosts…

Posted on 12.23.17 under Fred Roster, Jerry Konanui, Maggie Robinson, Shereen Kanehisa, Uncategorized

Since early August, 4 important people in my life have passed…

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Knock, knock, knocking on heaven’s door

(Photo by Peter T. Brown, Orgone Accumulator by Jesse Christensen)

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Fred Roster: sculpture professor at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

(Photo by Malcolm Wong)

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Jerry Konanui (with Duffy Chang and his wife Gladys at the Princess Kaiulani Hotel): the grand kumu of awa and kalo throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific.

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Shereen Kanehisa: friend, artist, activist.

(Film still from FEAR OF FAILURE, produced, directed by Malcolm Wong)

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Maggie Robinson (with her twins Tim and Nat at their Punahou graduation): artist, curator, mentor

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Winter is coming…

Posted on 12.18.17 under aniani ku'i 'ai, blown glass, glass, glass poi pounders, glassblowing

Pound (ku’i) kalo

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or drink spirits…

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Or do both!

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