Meditation in Japan


I was recently introduced to this center for meditation in Japan. For any one who might want to seriously consider doing some meditation in the improvement of one’s self, life, and perspection, you might wish to consider this venue of  opportunity.  The courses are run solely on a donation basis. All expenses are met by donations from those who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who serve the courses volunteer their time. Thus Vipassana is offered free from commercialisation.   Visit the website English or Japanese or check the schedule of meditation sessions.


Mirrorless camera segment continues to grow in Japan.

Many still swear by mirrored DSLR systems for photography.  However, In June alone, 32.5% of all system cameras sold in Japan were mirrorless.  It is rumored even Canon and Nikon are taking note and are up to somethign. Is perhaps Canon and Nikon taking serious note of this momentum?  Perhaps they have reason for concern.  Time will tell for sure.

The mirrorless market grows and grows (new market share increase in Japan…now 32.5% in June).

Canon Expo 2010 Medical Imaging Equipment (Talent Production)

Today I completed a talent production job for an upcoming CanonExpo 2010 event scheduled for New York,  Paris, and later in the year in Japan.  From what I understand this corporate promotion video will be for medical imaging equipment to be demonstrated or presented at the event.  I am in the role of a doctor consulting my patient diagnosed to have  cancer, but that ultimately every thing will work out OK for  my patient.

Japanese >>

今日キャノンのプロモーションビデオを作成するにはタレントプロダクション撮影があって終ったところです。私の役は医者です。分かっている限り、そのエクスポでキャノンのメディカルイメージング機器のプロモーション、デモ、展示されるためのプロモーションビデオ作成でした。ニューヨーク、パリーそれとも11月頃日本にてもキャノンエクスポ2010年というイベントを開催するそうです。

Kitaro 2010 – All Night Taiko (Japanese Drums) at Mt. Fuji / 喜太郎オールナイト太鼓イベント、富士山の御殿場

Well, as suspected, Kitaro’s annual August, ‘night of the full moon’  all-night Taiko (Japanese Drums) session will take place this year on 8/24 – 8/25.  For those who might aspire to experience  Japanese Taiko, on real, genuine Japanese drums, this will be an interesting, different, and exhilirating experience and opportunity to do so.  It’s also a great opportunity to escape the doldrums of daily life, stress release, and to simply become one with nature, earth, and the beat of the drums.  Best yet, this event, not very publicized, is totally free!
Links:
Event Information:  English & Japanese
Kitaro’s official music website English & Japanese
Impressions of West Lake 52nd Grammy Awards, Best New Age Album Nomination
I also have personal galleries at my online Picasa Web Gallery from participation in Kitaro’s 2007 event and last year’s Kitaro 2009 all night taiko event. (For Best effect, view FULL SCREEN or SLIDE SHOW mode for best results.  Right / Left  arrows for rapid rotation)
I also posted VIDEO of the 2009 event as well.
Pack your tent, sleeping bag, camping gear, camera and video equipment,  beers, food, and whatever.  It will be a refreshing and unique experience.
This is an ALL NIGHT event so be fully forewarned!  Also, since Mt. Fuji is a mountain, and at 1/3 the way up the mountain, the weather could become temperamental.  Thus, it is also advisable to pack a  light jacket and 2 piece rain parka just in case.

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