Books from Japan.

Great gift books by my old friend, Keiko, just arrived after one month, how come taking so long?, from Japan. I’ve known the dancers, editors, photographer, author, related people from both books in some ways in different degree, and seem familiar places, Tama in Tokyo where I am originally from.  I happened to be cooking kabocha pumpkin when the sipping arrived, and the smell reminded me my life there over 30 years ago. Love them a lot.  Thank you, Keiko-Nee-San.

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Black book: Kubikukuri Takuzo by Ryuji Miyamoro. White book: Danser Disappears by Muronoi Yoko.  

Find GumHearts Greeting Cards at JFK and LGA Airport! NYの2飛行場でガムハートカード購入できます!

GumHearts Greeting Cards are now available at gift shops at two New York City Airports! “New York Originals” in Convourse B, John F. Kennedy Air Port and “District Market Store” terminal B in LaGuardia Air Port!   Both stores are located post-security, so you will have to have an air ticket to fly.  8 kinds are available and each will come with actual date, time and location that I have documented them on the NYC streets.  Could be great NYC souvenir? ガムハートグリーティングカードが、NYの2飛行場のギフトショップで販売されています。ジョンFケネディ空港ターミナルBの”New York Originsls”,  ラガーディア空港ターミナルBの”District Market Store”で、どちらもセキュリティ後のチケット所持の方だけが入れるエリアです。NY土産に使えるユニークなアート、どうかな? 8種類、それぞれのガムハートを私がNYの路上で撮影した日時、場所が記録されています。

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Holiday Market at Bulova, Dec. 17, 18, 19.

Come over to Queens, Come to see me at Bulova.

Best way to commute here is taking M60 bus ( from Upper West/East) or Q19 bus (between Astoria and Flushing), and get off 77th St stop right in front of Bulova, if not driving.

Cannelle, the best sweets shop in Queens, is 2 blocks away.

A complimentary GumHearts Greeting Cards set will be yours with each tote/crossbody bag purchase during Bulova Holiday Market. If you would like to pick up at the Bulova the one you like from kiosk page, contact me, I will reserve it for you and you will save shipping fee.

This is my last holiday market this year. Happy Holidays!

今年最後のホリデーマーケットです. クィーンズ探検にきませんか?


12月17、18、19日の3日間、1バッグ購入毎にガムハートグリーティングカードセットをプレゼントします。 kioskで購入希望の物があってBulovaでピックアップされたい方、ご連絡ください。送料差引いた金額で購入できます。

M60バスまたは、Q19バスの77Stバス停がBulova前です。私の大好きなクィーンズで一番美味しいケーキ屋Cannelleは、Bulovaから2ブロックだと、気づきました。

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12月12日追加しました。

参加希望の方は、事前に御連絡下さいね:D

えっと、私のアートクラスは、かなり、ゆったり、出来てくる「物」も、本人によってかなり違って来ると思います。見た物をそっくり描く練習は、本人がとってもやってみたい場合以外は、やらない感じでしょうか。まずは、このワークショップに参加して頂いて、どんな感じかを体験して頂きたいと思います。本人がどうしても分からない時以外は、日本語だけでやって行きたいと思っています。非常に元気な男児を育ててきましたので、元気男児も大歓迎ですよー。 

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Air is too dry in NYC

I have not feeling well for a month and noticed that this dry air is the problem.  Having hot OJ and apple cider seems helping . Hand-washed and hung the day’s cloth was not helping enough lately. I’d rather find alternative solutions than purchasing another machine, which requires later maintenance.  I love the idea my friend gave me, “Fill bathtub with hot water”  in social media.  Since my place is so long, the railroad style, and the bathroom is on one end, placed water on a can on the radiator for each room. Also cooking soup. Guess my favorite Hoshi-Imo, making process helps to give some humidity. Steam Asian sweet potato, peel, slice, then dry for days, this is where I am with patience. When seeing white dust around, natural sugar or starch?, ready to eat. 

Please keep warm, eat well, and wet enough to keep yourself healthy.  

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LaGuardia Airport

Now, my GumHearts Greeting Cards are available at the gift shops in LaGuardia Airport, NY.  Could be a great souvenirs from NYC ?  NY市に有るラガーディア空港(主に国内線)のギフトショップで、私のガムハートグリーティングカード売ってま〜す。各ガムハートの撮影日時、場所がカード裏に書いてあります。ある日、ある場所のニューヨーク市を切り取った使えるアート。NY土産に最高じゃね? あなたの好きな人に、大嫌いな人に:D  

Comes with actual date, time and location that I have documented on the street in NYC.

Comes with actual date, time and location that I have documented on the street in NYC.

GumHearts Greeting Cards are available in Astoria, 7days a week.

So, if you would like to purchase an artistic greeting card with sence of NYC, and even love good sandwiches and homemade, not too sweet!, good fresh sweets, perfect! Come to Cafe Sonbobs, 34-15 28th Avenue, Astoria, NY. 

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Sonnie is a great cook and actor.  

Sonnie is a great cook and actor.  

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POKETTO DRESS done for tomorrow.

Come to participate installation POKETTO. Tomorrow, August 26th, Sunday, 2:00- 6:00pmAt Grand Concourse between 165th and 166th street, The Bronx

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POKETTO will be up in Bronx this Sunday.

Bring your family including your little ones! - POKETTO will be participating  Boogie on the Boulevard street event hosted by Bronx Museum of the Arts along with One Stop Family Pop Up!

August 26th, Sunday, 2:00- 6:00pm
At Grand Concourse between 165th and 166th street, The Bronx. The center lanes of the Grand Concourse from 162nd St to 170th St will be closed to traffic and open to a world of fun with music, art+.

 “If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”

 “If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”

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GumBag in Fukushima.

Makiko-san, Thank you for purchasing GumBag. I am very happy to see it with you in Fukushima.  

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POKETTO, for today has canceled.

This so bad thunder storm canceled greenmarket itself got today . I will let you know the make up day as soon as we know. Stay dry and see you next time.

POKETTO TOMORROW IN BROOKLYN

POKETTO will be up tomorrow at Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday Green Market, on plaza at court St and Mobtague St, Brooklyn.  11-3ish Being a part of One Stop Family Pop Up, private nursing station will be available during the event. 

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“POKETTO” will be up On Montague st this Saturday.

August 11th : 10-4pm.  Participatory Public Installation, POKETTO, will be at Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday Green Market as a part of “One Stop Family Pop Up”. Come to see me and donate your old clothes with pockets to add on the installation.

 “If you could find anything you wish in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”   It continues to grow with thousands of responses to a question. It originated in March 2011, right after the massive earth quake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear plant incidents which have killed over 18,000 people in Japan, where I am originally from. 

 “If you could find anything you wish in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”  It continues to grow with thousands of responses to a question. It originated in March 2011, right after the massive earth quake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear plant incidents which have killed over 18,000 people in Japan, where I am originally from. 

Hello from NYC.

Time goes by. Hope you are well. I have uploaded some of new usage/washable series at my art kiosk/shop.  Please stop by sometime. More should come soon.

使えるアートの店・art kiosk, 新作アップデートしました。日本からオーダされたい方にお知らせです!8月5日までにオーダーいただけるとアメリカ国内オーダーと同じ料金で配送できます!(日本国内から1週間以内に郵送します)不明な点は、コンタクトページから、いつでも御連絡ください。

日本は、この夏、大変な事になっていますね。ニューヨークは、異常に雨が続いて、私の小さなベランダ植木鉢農園では根腐れを心配した程で、今日1週間ぶりに水をやりました。私は水筒にちょっとのリンゴ酢と水を入れて持ち歩いています。私の仕事も忙しい時とそうで無い時の差が非常に大きいので、忙しい時にスローダウンするのが難しいのはよくわかるのですが、倒れてからでは遅いので、どこかでバランス取る必要があるんだと思います。私は、この1年弱で3回ERに行く羽目になり、(結局大事にはならず!)7月一杯、ゆったりと出来たので、体調が戻ってきた感じです。ぼちぼち、こちらも更新していきます。

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Fiscal year is ending

I’ve always enjoyed teaching in NYC public schools as a teaching artist. Marquis Studios, thank you for another year.  Took extra teaching jobs this year to upgrade my old computer system.   

Crazy hat making

Crazy hat making

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Mix primary colors.  

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Painting is always popular. 

Mosaic  

Mosaic  

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buttons and more

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Origami is also getting more popular and helps to learn selfcontrole.

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Portrait

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Simple origami + drawing

Black Cloud? Till tomorrow.

Someone said “Black Cloud?” I actually liked it though I have titled it as “Sevol”.  Up till tomorrow 5pm. I will be at the gallery till 6pm today and after 4pm tomorrow. Come to see me at Gallery OneTwentyEight, 128 Rivington Street, New York, NY. 10002

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