◆August 29, 1958

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Today is the day when one of the greatest entertainers and the nicest human beings was born as the 7th child of the modest family in Gary, Indiana 53 years ago. His message was always LOVE.


タグ : マイケル・ジャクソン

◆Going back to Indiana: Prince, Paris & Blanket with their grandparents

PPB at Gary Indiana | August 26
娘のパリスちゃんは、パパ・マイケルがもっとも偉大でもっとも思いやり深い人として人々の記憶に残ることを望んでいるそうです

タグ : マイケル・ジャクソン

◆"MJ 46" exhibition in Kobe, Japan. MJ46に行ってきました。

I went to "MJ 46", a memorial exhibition produced by Princess Tenko, with two good friends of mine last week. It was held in a former elementary school. I think there is no better place than the old elementary's beautiful and quiet building for MJ's memories...MJ and children are really inseparable.
先週、神戸で開催されている"MJ 46"に素敵なMJファンおふたりと行ってきました。
旧北野小学校が第一会場です。こちらはいまは工房やお店になっていますが、元々の小学校のたたずまいがそのまま残っています。子ども好きだったマイケルにはぴったりの場所だと思います。いかにも神戸らしいシックな洋館です。


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The former Kitano Elementary School( now used as artists' studios and shops): the entrance
旧北野小学校の玄関


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The hallway
廊下


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To the upstairs where there is "MJ 46" exhibition
展示会は階段を上がった2階で


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The lovely stained glass
ステンドグラス


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I looove this old-fashioned light!
時代がかった素敵なライト


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poster ポスター


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こちらもポスター。たまたま友人の彼氏(カメラマン)がvictory tourの際に撮影したものでした。その彼は、若い時代から印象的なMJの写真をたくさん撮影しています。(追悼会のパンフレットの表紙など) 彼女の話によると、彼はMJのことを友人として敬愛していたそうで、やはり、人間としてMJを愛していたからこそ、このように彼の色あせることのない魅力を写真のなかに封じ込めることができたのだと思います。


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This drawing was here! Princes Tenko bought it. It was drawn by MJ in1978.
1979年、マイケルが描いたというイラスト。小さいものですが、とても丁寧に描かれているのがいかにもマイケルらしくて印象的。


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It is said that this signature was written on June 24, 2009. I am not sure if this is really "June 24/ 2009". [4]&[9] don't look so clear...
亡くなる前日、2009年6月24日のサインと言われていますが……日付がちょっと読みにくいです……



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MJ's personal iphone desinged by Christian Audigier( Ed Hardy)
Very cute!
亡くなる前年ごろよく行動を共にしていたクリスチャン・オードジェー・デザインのマイケルのiphone。ブルドックが可愛い。当時、マイケルへのファンレターを彼のお店にことづけたことなど、懐かしく思い出されます……


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MJ's huge makeup case used during History World Tour
ヒストリー・ツアー中にマイケルが使用していたメイクボックス。人が入れるほど巨大です!


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Kobe Kitano Hotel---We, three of us, MJ fan girls, went to have a great French lunch together! We had fun talking about MJ, the family, health, and almost everything.
神戸北野ホテルで、女三人でおいしいフレンチのランチをいただきました。いろいろおしゃべりして楽しかった~マイケルがくれた素敵な出会いです。


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The second site for "MJ 46" is Catherine House. It was originally built for an English lady, Catherine Andersen by his German husband in 1899!
展示会の第二会場は、歩いて少しのところにある、キャセリン・ハウスというビクトリア・スタイルの異人館。1899年にイギリス人の奥様のために、ドイツ人のご主人が建てたものだそうです。
こちらでの展示内容は……あまりなかったような 笑


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The rose ice cream we had in Catherine House! Yummy! It smells like a rose too :-)
キャセリン・ハウスでは、バラのアイスクリームが美味でした~~~!

タグ : マイケル・ジャクソン

知恩院へお墓参り~八坂神社~祇園

We went to visit our family grave in Chioin Temple last week. The cemetery is in the beautiful wood behind Chioin Temple. After visiting the grave, we walked to Yasaka Shrine and Downtown Gion. It was like a rooller coaster from the next life to this life.


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Watch your step!


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Graves under the huge old trees in Chioin Temple


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The sunshine filtering through foliage


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One of many buildings in Chioin Temple


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From Chioin Temple to Yasaka Shrine

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We entered Yasaka Shrine where there are cute shrine dogs!!! This one is very small and cute. Looks like smiling :-D


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There is a busy street of Gion outside Yasaka Shrine's red gate.
[ 2011/08/24 23:27 ] ◇My Life | TB(0) | CM(0)

Obon お盆

It is said the departed come back to their houses during the time of "obon" (August 15 according to the new calender) so we decorate our family altar with flowers, fruit, vegetables, candies, and lanterns inside houses. The pic is our family altar with a lantern at night.

お盆の提灯
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[ 2011/08/24 22:52 ] ◇My Life | TB(0) | CM(0)

暑中お見舞い

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暑中お見舞い申し上げます。 

Less internet, more real life!
[ 2011/08/09 14:56 ] ◇My Life | TB(0) | CM(2)

Happiness

Happiness will never come to those who never appreciate what they already have.
[ 2011/08/05 12:19 ] ◇Love & Belief | TB(0) | CM(0)

J.M. Barrie quotes 1

"Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting."
— J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
[ 2011/08/04 21:30 ] ◇Love & Belief | TB(0) | CM(6)

Life

I got it from my friend, Tammy. She found it somewhere.. I want to share it with other friends.



Life is a chance, seize it.
Life is a beauty, admire it.
Life is a bliss, appreciate it.
Life is a dream, make it real.
Life is a challenge, face it.
...Life is a duty, accomplish it.
Llife is a game, play it.
Life is precious, take care.
Life is a richness, preserve it.
Life is love, enjoy it.
Life is a mystery, bore it.
Life is a promise, fill it.
Life is sadness, surmount it.
Life is an anthem, sing it.
Life is a fight, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, force it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is happiness, deserve it.
Life is the life, defend it
[ 2011/08/04 16:58 ] ◇Love & Belief | TB(0) | CM(0)