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  1. Mai Ueda

    Video Essay

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    this is the commentary of a video. I am going to write about a movie trailer that I love.I always watch this movie when I am in need of something and when I feel I need to refresh my mind.this trailer reallly depicts well the importance of the color an...
  2. Mai Ueda

    Google Map Story

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    this is a place I visited last year, Yakushimait is an island of the great nature as it is a model place of Mononoke hime (Princess Mononoke)???????It took about 6 hrs to get to see the famous BIG tree which is "A" spot.and took 6 another...
  3. Mai Ueda

    Haiku It Up

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    sounds like a movie title but its not.??????????????this means the memory I remember is the warmth of the white big landI was inspired by this picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/44101777@N04/4241905167/ by Rubie Bthis...
  4. Mai Ueda

    Video Essay

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    this is the commentary of a video. I am going to write about a movie trailer that I love.I always watch this movie when I am in need of something and when I feel I need to refresh my mind.this trailer reallly depicts well the importance of the color an...
  5. Mai Ueda

    Video Essay

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    this is the commentary of a video. I am going to write about a movie trailer that I love.I always watch this movie when I am in need of something and when I feel I need to refresh my mind.this trailer reallly depicts well the importance of the color an...
  6. Mai Ueda

    Google Map Story

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    this is a place I visited last year, Yakushimait is an island of the great nature as it is a model place of Mononoke hime (Princess Mononoke)???????It took about 6 hrs to get to see the famous BIG tree which is "A" spot.and took 6 another...
  7. Mai Ueda

    Google Map Story

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    this is a place I visited last year, Yakushima
    it is an island of the great nature as it is a model place of Mononoke hime (Princess Mononoke)



    きな地図で見る

    It took about 6 hrs to get to see the famous BIG tree which is "A" spot.
    and took 6 another hrs to go back...
    but the island was REALLY great I mean, not only the nature but also people.
    every people I saw greeted me. which we will not experience in the city.
    and I so a lot of animals who are also nice to us.

    I have other places that I want to visit but definitly I want to visit Yakushima again sometime.


    the following blogpost was added on 10/27
    B: it is a place callled "Yakushima guide club" which introduces tourists about Yakushima. A little bit far away from the place where all the hotels gather.
    C: "Yakushima drive in" where some accesories and foods are sold. this is the link yakushima drive in
    D: "Yakusugi shizen kan" which shows trees's history and has a cafe. Yakushima Shizen Kan



    Assignment description: Google Map Story
  8. Mai Ueda

    Haiku It Up

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    sounds like a movie title but its not.

    思い出は 白い大地の 暖かさ

    this means the memory I remember is the warmth of the white big land
    I was inspired by this picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/44101777@N04/4241905167/ by Rubie B
    this picture remembed me the days I had in canada
    although it was really cold (like -30 in the winter), I remember the warmth of host family and the sun comes from close sky.

    the following was added on 10/27
    In order to put a picture here, I added a new blogpost here.
    Although this is the different picture that I put the link above, this is also a great picture that I had seen it before in Canada.
    Since the sky in here I see is very narrow, I cannot see it well and it sometimes has a beautiful color of change from purple to pink but it is not so easy to see it well.
    I have a lot of things that I love about Canada. but the beautiful broad sky would be the top of the things that I love.

    Canadian Sunset

    Image: Canadian Sunset by staciemorris through CC Licensing

    Assignmnet description: Haiku It Up
  9. Mai Ueda

    Haiku It Up

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    sounds like a movie title but its not.??????????????this means the memory I remember is the warmth of the white big landI was inspired by this picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/44101777@N04/4241905167/ by Rubie Bthis...
  10. Mai Ueda

    response ot timmyboy

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    Now I am going to write about the response to Timmyboy.well... I do not know but somehow I felt what the speaker was talking about makes me want to create more arts which includes like music, photos and evertying that I think it is creative.Although I ...
  11. Mai Ueda

    response ot timmyboy

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    Now I am going to write about the response to Timmyboy.well... I do not know but somehow I felt what the speaker was talking about makes me want to create more arts which includes like music, photos and evertying that I think it is creative.Although I ...
  12. Mai Ueda

    response ot timmyboy

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    Now I am going to write about the response to Timmyboy.

    well... I do not know but somehow I felt what the speaker was talking about makes me want to create more arts which includes like music, photos and evertying that I think it is creative.
    Although I take pictures just as my hobby, I do not really have confidence in my creativity of photos.
    so that I had thought that I may not be allowed to regard or call myself as an "artist".
    and as you know, just a bad cycle of thinking starts.
    no confidence→no desire to take photos→no creativity of myself
    but it seems like, it is free to express myself through art and I can call myself as an artist.

    according to the speaker, creativity is not inherited. well... in my case, I hoped it did.
    I have mentioned several times on my blog and some people in my class already know but I used to go to a music kindergarten through high school (which my mother who graduated from music university hoped me to be a violinist or music related person) and music was EVERYWHERE and I spent most of the time of my life for music till like years ago. but now, my life is out of music! why?
    Eventhough my mother seems to have a music talent, and eventhough I was in creative environment of music as the speaker said that it is good to create art, I have nothing of music.

    However, I agree with the idea that we all are artists because this idea totally decided me to make more art because I feel free to express anything through art by the idea as I mentioned above.
  13. Mai Ueda

    Unique typography KANJI

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    I write here about typography as ds106 shows some ideas.There are typography that some artists create. As I try to find some typography, I found some fun in typography of kanji.Knaji , I see  a lot in Japan, can express various unique Designs...
  14. Mai Ueda

    the last practice for midterm!

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    as will told me how, i again practiced how to embed the video on blogpost!hope this is right...tokyojihen!and justr in case, i put a picture here.Image: Moose by Travis S. through CC LicensingDONE!!
  15. Mai Ueda

    Unique typography KANJI

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    I write here about typography as ds106 shows some ideas.
    There are typography that some artists create.
    As I try to find some typography, I found some fun in typography of kanji.

    Knaji , I see  a lot in Japan, can express various unique Designs.
    For example,
    穏屋 看板(用賀) - Odaya
    Image: 穏屋 看板 (用賀)-Odaya by karitsu through CC Licensing

    This is one of examples of how kanji works here in Japan.
    Not only in Japan, there are some advertisements that use Kanji in Asia.
    This example is from a blog of how advertisements are used in Shanhai.
    ほぼワインな日々This blogger went on a trip and found some kanji.


    Not only for the Door and the advertisements above, Japanese kanji typography is loved by the world as we can see on their bodies.Yes, it is Tattoos.

    kanji are kind of popular for tatoos. I see a lot of people who have kanji tattoos on their bodies such as 愛(Love).
    This video shows what kind of tattoos are put on bodies.


    I see fun in tattoos which Artists create by their imagination of typography.
    We sometimes see a weird kanji tattoos. I guess in order not to make a weird tattoo, there is a blog of what kanji expresses what. You can see this blog Kanji Tatoo Symbols. As you read this blog, you will find that celebrities put kanji tattoos.

    I am not supporting tattoos (even its kanji), but I am supporting unique designs of typography of anything whatever it is on advertisements.
    As I introduced a lot of kanji typography, I introduce here NOT kanji typography! Check this blog of top fifty typography designs blogs!
    This blog introduces a lot of blogs of typography. The Top 50 Typography Blogs.

    I hope you enjoyed learning typography of kanji and tattoos!
  16. Mai Ueda

    Unique typography KANJI

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    I write here about typography as ds106 shows some ideas.There are typography that some artists create. As I try to find some typography, I found some fun in typography of kanji.Knaji , I see  a lot in Japan, can express various unique Designs...
  17. Mai Ueda

    the last practice for midterm!

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    as will told me how, i again practiced how to embed the video on blogpost!hope this is right...tokyojihen!and justr in case, i put a picture here.Image: Moose by Travis S. through CC LicensingDONE!!
  18. Mai Ueda

    the last practice for midterm!

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    as will told me how, i again practiced how to embed the video on blogpost!hope this is right...tokyojihen!and justr in case, i put a picture here.Image: Moose by Travis S. through CC LicensingDONE!!
  19. Mai Ueda

    practice for midterm!

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    this is practice for midterm!i miss canadathis town is where I used to live.Such a coincidence that I was there when this photographer took this picture. which is october 2007.Image: Canada - Huntsville (Ontario) by vtveen through CC licensing
  20. Mai Ueda

    practice for midterm!

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    this is practice for midterm!i miss canadathis town is where I used to live.Such a coincidence that I was there when this photographer took this picture. which is october 2007.Image: Canada - Huntsville (Ontario) by vtveen through CC licensing
  21. Mai Ueda

    practice for midterm!

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    this is practice for midterm!i miss canadathis town is where I used to live.Such a coincidence that I was there when this photographer took this picture. which is october 2007.Image: Canada - Huntsville (Ontario) by vtveen through CC licensing
  22. Mai Ueda

    POP culture weekly blog post #2 part 2

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    I am adding this info because Mr Yeow asked me if the band became popular (famous) or not.I would say Yes and No.The band was interviewed by NHK and was made a TV programme.In addition, the band got a chance to perform on a Music programme called "Comm...
  23. Mai Ueda

    POP culture weekly blog post #2 part 2

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    I am adding this info because Mr Yeow asked me if the band became popular (famous) or not.I would say Yes and No.The band was interviewed by NHK and was made a TV programme.In addition, the band got a chance to perform on a Music programme called "Comm...
  24. Mai Ueda

    POP culture weekly blog post #2 part 2

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    I am adding this info because Mr Yeow asked me if the band became popular (famous) or not.I would say Yes and No.The band was interviewed by NHK and was made a TV programme.In addition, the band got a chance to perform on a Music programme called "Comm...
  25. Mai Ueda

    POP culture weekly blog post #2 (due 10/04)

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    our group. artist 1, is working on how artists use social media to promote themselves.I focused on ?????????(shinsei kamattechan) which is a japanese indie rock band and consists of four members which are Noko, Chibagin, Mono, and Mis...
  26. Mai Ueda

    POP culture weekly blog post #2 (due 10/04)

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    our group. artist 1, is working on how artists use social media to promote themselves.

    I focused on 神聖かまってちゃん(shinsei kamattechan) which is a japanese indie rock band and consists of four members which are Noko, Chibagin, Mono, and Misako.
    The reason why I chose 神聖かまってちゃんis because the way they use social media is SO different from others.
    I thought that most of bands either popular or indie use managers or companies to promote themselves which means bands are not basically promoting themselves but companies.
    BUT in the case of 神聖かまってちゃん, the vocal of the group, NOKO, promotes his band himself by going on 2channel and Niko Niko douga and posting the link to his music videos to get attention by viewers.
    Since his lyrics mean something relates to "a loser who have failed to make a connection with people"(which means himself) and music sound is random, the name "shinsei kamattechan" became widely known.

    Not only the lyrics and music sound but also his performance on the stage should be paid attention.

    His face sometimes gets covered by blood from his head.
    His eyes are opened so much.
    He sometimes takes his pants off.
    and so on..
    Since I cannot upload a photo of 神聖かまってちゃん、 I decided to draw a picture of Noko.
    I hope you will get some sense of the band.


  27. Mai Ueda

    POP culture weekly blog post #2 (due 10/04)

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    our group. artist 1, is working on how artists use social media to promote themselves.I focused on ?????????(shinsei kamattechan) which is a japanese indie rock band and consists of four members which are Noko, Chibagin, Mono, and Mis...

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