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CSCO
Posts: 245
Joined: April 6th, 2010, 10:48 am
Location: Toyokawa, Japan

Post by CSCO » February 16th, 2021, 10:44 am

[China (とうき, or 陶器)]

CSCO died at last. CSCO died in Chick's arms among their 100 cats.



At first, I ought to introduce Kitaooji Rosanjin (北大路 魯山人) and his works.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosanjin
https://kurodatouen.com/category/gallerydata/kitaoji-rosanjin?lang=en
https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=%E5%8C%97%E5%A4%A7%E8%B7%AF%E9%AD%AF%E5%B1%B1%E4%BA%BA+%E7%9C%8B%E6%9D%BF
https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=%E5%8C%97%E5%A4%A7%E8%B7%AF%E9%AD%AF%E5%B1%B1%E4%BA%BA+%E7%AF%86%E5%88%BB
https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=%E5%8C%97%E5%A4%A7%E8%B7%AF%E9%AD%AF%E5%B1%B1%E4%BA%BA+%E6%9B%B8
https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=%E5%8C%97%E5%A4%A7%E8%B7%AF%E9%AD%AF%E5%B1%B1%E4%BA%BA+%E7%B5%B5
https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=%E6%B5%B7%E5%8E%9F%E9%9B%84%E5%B1%B1%E3%80%80%E7%BE%8E%E5%91%B3%E3%81%97%E3%82%93%E3%81%BC

Kaneshige Toyo (金重 陶陽):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaneshige_Toyo
https://www.kurodatoen.co.jp/cp_lineupcat/toyo-kaneshige/

Kaneshige Michiaki (金重 道明):
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%87%91%E9%87%8D%E9%81%93%E6%98%8E
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E9%87%91%E9%87%8D+%E9%81%93%E6%98%8E+%E9%85%92%E5%99%A8&hl=ja&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwizt5fru-zuAhVRZt4KHT8oBL0Q_AUICCgB
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E9%87%91%E9%87%8D%E9%81%93%E6%98%8E+%E9%99%B6%E5%8D%B0&hl=ja&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjc3-7Wu-zuAhVCzmEKHfwDDw8Q_AUICSgC
https://www.kurodatoen.co.jp/cp_lineupcat/michiaki-kaneshige/

Chinas (national treasures):
https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&gbv=1&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=%E9%99%B6%E5%99%A8%E3%80%80%E5%9B%BD%E5%AE%9D


Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豊臣 秀吉) found out that he didn't have enough lands to distribute to his followers. So, he gave the finest tea-things as the most honorable reward sometimes. (Hideyoshi liked a cat.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyotomi_Hideyoshi
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E7%8C%AB
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E7%8C%AB&hl=ja&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiqxeGN8-nuAhUEat4KHbnoBZQQ_AUICCgB
https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=%E3%81%AA%E3%82%81%E7%8C%AB



Chick read a CSCO's will:

"Hi, Chick, good-bye.

I must give you my secret. I was born in a zaibatsu family as a prince. When I was a kid, my parents contracted a marriage. So, I have a wife. I must apologize to you.

I can leave nothing for you except for a few things. This is my regret. My wife hates both a cat and you. So, she promises to give you only the followings:

1. Cats and cat goods. Our 100 cats, 100 feeding chinas, 100 milking chinas, and so on. [The cat goods are very expensive. They are national treasures (こくほう, or 国宝).]

2. Our shack with cat pee smell and a little garden [with a secret hot spring under the ground].

You must call on Tanaka-sensei, our lawyer. He has the notarized documents and all their boxes.

Yes, our shack has the smell just a little. But it has been my paradise on the earth with you. Now I must go. Thanks a lot with love."
!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!
No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

CSCO
Posts: 245
Joined: April 6th, 2010, 10:48 am
Location: Toyokawa, Japan

Post by CSCO » March 8th, 2021, 3:01 am

[A Village of Plum Blossoms (梅里)]

"Chick, how about your job hunting?"
"You fool! How can I get a job in these Corona days!?
Hey, pops, how about your job hunting?"
"You fool! How can I get a job in these Corona days!?"
(There was a bad atmosphere...)



Japanese people like to judge others. Japanese people don't read the Holy Bible. So, Japanese people don't know we mustn't judge others. Japanese people like a TV period drama, that is based on poetical justice.

Mito Koumon (水戸黄門) is a leading drama in the field. In the drama, Tokugawa Mitsukuni (徳川 光圀), an aged man, a former vice-shogun, journeys round to correct the world. (But he didn't do it in reality.) His pen name as a haiku poet was Bairi (梅里). It meams A Village of Plum Blossoms. (My father thinks that he is Mito Koumon.)
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E6%B0%B4%E6%88%B8%E9%BB%84%E9%96%80&hl=ja&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjC482tzo_vAhXSfd4KHeWaCjoQ_AUICSgC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mito_K%C5%8Dmon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Mitsukuni


CSCO? No, he is Yamashita Kiyoshi (山下 清). (Discover subtle differences.) He was a famous Japanese artist. He journeyed round in reality. He was a person who never grew. His life was TV dramatised and the drama is very popular still. Rice ball is in his hand. It is Onigiri (おにぎり).
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E8%A3%B8%E3%81%AE%E5%A4%A7%E5%B0%86%E3%80%80%E3%81%8A%E3%82%80%E3%81%99%E3%81%B3%E3%82%B7%E3%83%BC%E3%83%B3&hl=ja&gbv=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi39ti__ZDvAhVNE4gKHRVXBHwQ_AUICCgB
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyoshi_Yamashita
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%A3%B8%E3%81%AE%E5%A4%A7%E5%B0%86%E6%94%BE%E6%B5%AA%E8%A8%98
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E5%B1%B1%E4%B8%8B%E6%B8%85%E4%BD%9C%E5%93%81%E9%9B%86&hl=ja&gbv=1&tbm=isch&ei=-949YJHiFZOpoATE052oCA&start=0&sa=N
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0saKGjfjXCM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly-MtvHzbxw
https://www.uta-net.com/song/3552/

Rice ball is in his hand. It is Onigiri (おにぎり). I want to eat an onigiri (おにぎり食べたい). An onigiri is a tremendous help when you are starving. Abe-san likes a tarako onigiri.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onigiri
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock_roe



"You ugly cow! You haze! You Tarako Lips!"
"You camel! You oldster! You hunchback! You useless! It's our last!!"



You know Sangria. Umeshu (梅酒) is a Japanese sangria. Which is White Liquor and steeping plums.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umeshu
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%9B%E3%83%AF%E3%82%A4%E3%83%88%E3%83%AA%E3%82%AB%E3%83%BC


Ume Festival (梅祭り):
https://www.ibarakiguide.jp/seasons/umeiro/mito_ume.html
https://honyaku.j-server.com/LUCHITACHI/ns/tl.cgi/https%3a//www.city.hitachi.lg.jp/park/page/p002506.html?SLANG=ja&TLANG=en&XMODE=0&XCHARSET=utf-8&XJSID=0
https://www.vr-ibaraki.jp/ibaraki-vr-genre/plam-peach-blossom.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibaraki_Prefecture



"Chick, I'm sorry."
"I'm sorry too. Well, why don't we go seeing plum blossoms? "
"I don't have a car."
"We could take a train. I'll cook onigiris soon. Oh, we have only tarako filling."
"Nice! I love tarako very very much."
!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!
No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

CSCO
Posts: 245
Joined: April 6th, 2010, 10:48 am
Location: Toyokawa, Japan

Post by CSCO » March 24th, 2021, 1:26 am

[Sakura (cherry blossoms, さくら, 櫻, or 桜)]

"Chick, let's go to the Ueno Park (上野恩賜公園). It's a business chance!"
"What's this? A sake keg? For what?"
"We sell sake to cherry blossom viewers. Because we have missed a wedding ceremony!"
"Wonderful!!"
"Chick, we must bear the keg to the park. It's a very long way."



Tooyama no Kin-san (とおやま の きんさん, or 遠山 の 金さん) is a leading period drama too. Kin-san's tattoo is Sakura Fubuki (桜吹雪, or A Cherry Petal Blizzard). He is a chief of justice and undercover detective. His tattoo is the witness. He shows it at decisive moments. (The first is as a undercover detective in the street and the second is as a chief of justice in court.) If your old Chinese Jin (金) gives his name as Tooyama no Jin-san or your old Korean Kim (金) gives his name as Tooyama no Kim-san, he is familiar with Japanese period dramas.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C5%8Dyama_no_Kin-san
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E9%87%91%E3%81%95%E3%82%93%E3%80%80%E6%A1%9C%E5%90%B9%E9%9B%AA&hl=ja&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjH__qhxsTvAhXbMd4KHTdODmMQ_AUICCgB


"Oh, I'm hungry. I want to drink a cup of sake."
"Darling, 100 yen, please."
"There! Chick, you must be thirsty. Drink a cup of sake. 100 yen, please."
"There!"


These images are not family friendly, maybe. Yet they are Japanese Art surely. Japanese tattoo designs are following. (Kids, don't look into!)
https://www.book-komiyama.co.jp/booklist_detail.php?item_id=83892
https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=%E5%88%BA%E9%9D%92%E3%80%80%E9%AB%98%E6%9C%A8%E5%BD%AC%E5%85%89%E3%80%80%E5%BD%AB%E8%8A%B3


"Oh, I'm hungry. I want to drink a cup of sake."
"Darling, 100 yen, please."
"There! Chick, you must be thirsty. Drink a cup of sake. 100 yen, please."
"There!"


I like this song. Yuhara Masayuki (湯原 昌幸) is very good. He can bear a MC of Kouhaku (紅白). He needs his day. He has been taken away his position because of his marriage. (He took away a young singer and actress from a very very small management agency Hori Productions.) The boss Hori-san (CSCO's Senpai) wants to forgive Mr. and Mrs. Yuhara but Hori-san's sons cannot read their father's real heart... (Yes, Yuhara did a serious violation. And, a rule is a rule. But, it's only a human's rule. Hori-san regrets it very much now and Hori-san is very old now.) If the sons would give Hori-san a (his final???) birthday party using Mr. and Mrs. Yuhara as MCs, it would be the greatest present, wouldn't it? Yuharas' guarantee is enough for 100 yen. 8-) Hori-san would be in a frown at first. But, at last, Hori-san gives a indulgent smile and says, "You have been patient. Much water run through under a bridge. It's Reiwa (令和) day already. Yuhara, we are only a bandman, aren't we? We are only a fool, aren't we? Can you forgive me?" Any word never works now. Hand in hand. Tears and tears. That's all. (However, what a sad song! What a bad song! What a family unfriendly song it is!) Oh, Chick, we must go on...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT0Qrzkykl4
https://j-lyric.net/artist/a00281e/l0021f2.html
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%B9%AF%E5%8E%9F%E6%98%8C%E5%B9%B8
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horipro


"Oh, I'm hungry. I want to drink a cup of sake."
"Darling, 100 yen, please."
"There! Chick, you must be thirsty. Drink a cup of sake. 100 yen, please."
"There!"


A MC of Kouhaku? Don't forget Wada Akiko (和田 アキ子)! What a family unfriendly song! But I like this song very much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnB4NEo-dog
https://j-lyric.net/artist/a000576/l005b68.html
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%8A%B1%E6%93%81_%28%E5%92%8C%E7%94%B0%E3%82%A2%E3%82%AD%E5%AD%90%E3%81%AE%E6%9B%B2%29


"Oh, I'm hungry. I want to drink a cup of sake."
"Darling, 100 yen, please."
"There! Chick, you must be thirsty. Drink a cup of sake. 100 yen, please."
"There!"


"Chick, we can round Akasaka Palace and have a wedding ceremony behind the scene there!"
"Wonderful! But we can't break a rule. But..."
https://www.geihinkan.go.jp/en/akasaka/visit/visit_fees/
https://www.geihinkan.go.jp/en/akasaka/


"Oh, I'm hungry. I want to drink a cup of sake."
"Darling, 100 yen, please."
"There! Chick, you must be thirsty. Drink a cup of sake. 100 yen, please."
"There!"


Famous sakura places:
https://shinjuku.mypl.net/mp/shinjuku_sakura/?sid=32614
https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/hanami/rank_tokyo.html
https://hanami.walkerplus.com/ranking/ar0313/


"Chick, we arrive at the Ueno Park at last. I want to drink a cup of sake."
"Darling, 100 yen, please."
"There!"
"Oh, Darling, it's sold out now..."
"Very good. How much we sold?"
"Fancy that! Why!? Only a 100 yen coin..."
"It's enough for us. The heavy load bands us together firmly."
!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!
No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

CSCO
Posts: 245
Joined: April 6th, 2010, 10:48 am
Location: Toyokawa, Japan

Post by CSCO » April 14th, 2021, 11:06 am

[Meiji Tenno (明治天皇)]

The Galaxy Patrol set a price on my head. I am CSCO the Space Pirate.
Bounty hunters chase me always...



They say Meiji Tenno was a great emperor. I don't think so. He was the top of Invader Japan. He built it. That's all. Yamaoka Tesshuu (山岡 鉄舟) was a Meiji Tenno's chamberlain from 1872 (to 1882?). Rumors say he was young Meiji Tenno's teacher. Yamaoka is regarded as a master of three fields: Swordsmanship, Penmanship, and Zen. A Zen master? I have a few doubts. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Meiji
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaoka_Tessh%C5%AB
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_of_Tientsin

Meiji Jinguu (明治神宮) deifies Meiji Tenno and his wife. Jinguu Gaien (神宮外苑) is very good for young lovers to stroll.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiji_Shrine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiji_Shrine_Outer_Garden
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E6%98%8E%E6%B2%BB%E7%A5%9E%E5%AE%AE%E5%A4%96%E8%8B%91&hl=ja&gbv=1&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgVuLWT9c3NDIoy0jOygUAZlj9oQ8AAAA&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjKhMSnqPnvAhWEFIgKHS0hBDMQ_AUIBygC


Terasawa Buichi (寺沢 武一) is one of deciples of Tezuka Osamu (手塚 治虫). (I will introduce Tezuka-sensei another time.) I like a science fiction manga. I have read a few science fiction novels. I have got most of my scientific knowledge from a SF manga. Terasawa's Cobra had a great impact on me. Psycho Gun is a great inspiration. It can sink space battle ships when his mental energy is perfect. (Sound belief can move mountains.) Happily, I also have a little Psycho Gun. When I do writing that others can see, I fire the gun. (May God save me not to abuse it.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobra_%28manga%29
https://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&gbv=1&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=%E6%BC%AB%E7%94%BB%E3%80%80%E5%AF%BA%E6%B2%A2%E3%80%80%E3%82%B3%E3%83%96%E3%83%A9%E3%80%80%E3%82%B8%E3%82%A7%E3%83%BC%E3%83%B3



"Hold up, CSCO!"
"Chick!! ... Halloween is over already?"
Chick's witch mantle dropped. She was in a tiny white bikini. She was so beautiful that my Psycho Gun didn't work. (My Zen energy spiked out.) I drew my Colt Python. Oh! It was empty!!
"Ho Ho Ho! I unloaded it just now!"
Chick dropped a drop of dragon's blood on her magic wand and waved it. Nothing happened!!
"Ha Ha Ha! It's tomato juice! I replaced it just now!"
There was a long silence... We watched each other with a half-smile...



By the way, I like Chikuwa (ちくわ, or 竹輪). I like drink sake with chikuwas. Oden (おでん, or 御田) consists of Daikon, Chikuwa, Tamago, and etcetera etcetera. (I will introduce Oden another time.) Toyokawa-shi is contiguous to Toyohashi-shi (豊橋市). Toyohashi-shi is famous for Chikuwa. Yamasa (ヤマサ) is a famous Chikuwa maker. Yamasa's Chikuwa is very good. Yamasa runs a oden-ya (dining bar of oden and sake). I suppose Tokyo also has a good oden-ya (おでん屋) here and there. You can drink there.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chikuwa
https://yamasa.chikuwa.co.jp/item/chikuwa.php
https://yamasa.chikuwa.co.jp/shop/denden.php
https://yamasa.chikuwa.co.jp/shop/kaden.php



A drop of sweat hit the floor. We drew a dagger quickly and synchronously. Oh!! Two chikuwas!!
"Chick, let's stop it. It's a folly and we are hungry."
"All right. Let's go eating Oden."
"The plain things must go."
"Ha? Your chikuwas must go first?"
"No. The plain things must go at first."
!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!
No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

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