Monday, August 31, 2009

photo work! / 写真撮影

I photographed the Deshima trio, musicians from Amsterdam. I get to know them from Deshima, the macrobiotic restaurant in Amsterdam. I attended their concert at the summer conference and it was amazing. I had a opportunity to photograph their portrait the other day and this is the photo.
Also, I finally started to photograph the cookbook today. It was a good start! We worked very hard but the shoot environment was pleasant. It's a long way to go but I am looking forward to the accomplishment!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Beach in the Netherland

Yesterday was one of the hottest days in Amsterdam. Apparently lots of people went to sea and there was major traffic jam everywhere. I was in Egmond, a beach town, one hour from Amsterdam helping out the shop here. After the traffic time, we decided to hit a beach. It was beautiful! The water was perfect to swim.
The other picture was the view behind the warehouse that I was in. Radish field...flat land....


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Flood of information/ 情報の洪水

It has been nice to attend all day lectures and cooking classes. It will take a while to process all these information. Over all, I really enjoy attending this conference. Especially chatting with friends and teachers, which gave me different insight outside the class room. In level 3, we learn more profound topic and special cooking such as Credo or Non Credo (use your own judgement and 7 great consciousness; macrobiotic theory). For cooking, we had a workshop that we teach student how to make a miso soup. Being a teacher is whole new thing I experienced! I enjoyed it.

Monday, August 10, 2009

cooking class /クッキングクラス

I have been so busy and am tired, so it has been hard to keep it up with my blog...
Today I had a really nice cooking class with Patricio. He gave us cooking with Natto!
Very interesting! His cooking is just fantastic. full of inspiration! I think some of his natto dish maybe will satisfy some of my friends who doesn't care about Natto. We'll see...

Monday, August 3, 2009

summer conference

I am in a countryside in Holland, in a forest 1 hour away from Amsterdam. I started level 3, advance macrobiotic Art of life course yesterday. Here, there are about 200 people attending this conference from all over the world. It's a very energiging event! I met Patricio, the head of the Kushi Institute of Japan, who is teaching here this year. He also gave us a cooking class today. He brought such a frech energy into our course!

It's going to be full schdeule till mid August here in the conference.
I will start a day with Taichi or Nordic walking in the forest.