Nobuyuki San a Master Craftsman, Artist and Friend – Yonezawa Japan

26 10 2015

Nobuyuki-san – Master Craftsman, Artist, Photographer and Friend

I meet Nobuyuki-san (Nobuyuki Takahashi) about 10 years ago during a visit to Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan.

Ever since then I make it a point to visit my friend and share stories over a cup of coffee in his home studio.

Nobuyuki-san has been carving Otakapoppo for 35 years now and highly recognized in Japan and around the world for his craftsmanship skills. Although Nobuyuki-san pieces are simple, it takes a great deal of skill to create objects of the highest quality. His travels took him to Disneyland in Calif., on six different occasions, where his demonstrations were popular and onlookers were full of curiosity as they watched him create a bird with a layer of beautiful feathers using only his chisel and a log. We hope your inspired by Nobuyuki Takahashi skills.

On this visit and with Nobuyuki-san permission we created this video to highlight some of his great skills including his wood carving of-course, his art, photography, calligraphy, and music. I hope you enjoy watching as much as I had visiting him.

Thank you for watching.

– Bruce

#Nobuyuki-san #MasterCraftsman #Artist #Photographer #Friend #WoodCarver #Master #Yonezawa #Yamagata #Japan #Travel #HomeStudio #Studio #LiveBroadcast #Video #Photowalk #photowalks #Otakapoppo #bird #birds #woodbirds





Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo 2015 Ace Creation Runway

26 10 2015

Ace Creation

I had the opportunity to attend the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Tokyo and had the honor to be invited to the last show of the week by designer Ace Creation who highlighted his 2016 collection. The show opened up with a spotlight on a white balloon. When the balloon pop’d there was a robot on stage. A small girl toughed the robot to make it come alive to introduce the show. The runway event was followed by a private designers cocktail reception I also attended.

Today’s fashion is here, now, at “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO”.

Designer Profile

Sawayanagi : While in Uni., he established his brand and did a debut in Tokyo Collection Special Event.
After that, he has continued to make presentations around the world mainly in Tokyo, Paris, and New York.
He has contracted with many companies and he has continued to try new attempts.

Kohji : He won JFW New Designer Fashion Grand Prix and Yumi Katsura award, and many other Grand Prix won. Then, go to England and won the grand prize in Kobe fashion contest. Learn the collection made in Nottingham Trent University, And returned to Japan after participating in the London Graduate Fashion Week.
After that, He Launch the fashion brand ” KoH T” .
He has continued to make presentations around the world mainly in Tokyo, London, and Vancouver.
Brand Profile

[Established year] 2015
ACE CREATION is the brand which makes the NEO couture a theme and develops a haute couture system in Paris in Japan. Customer service which enriches a finest creation, and, it’s being offered. New technology and story, an additional value is being always proposed to 1 cloth and 1 cloth.

http://kami-design.co.jp/en/2015/02/1…

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK TOKYO
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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo 2015 Zin Kato Interview

26 10 2015

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK TOKYO

I had the opportunity to attend the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Tokyo and had the honor to interview designer zin kato who highlighted his 2016 spring and summer collection.

Today’s fashion is here, now, at “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO”.

What is “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO” ?

“Fashion Week” is a fashion festival held twice a year in the world’s fashion cities during which the trends for the next season are born from the latest collections that are unveiled at fashion shows and exhibitions.

Out of the world’s fashion weeks, those held in Paris, Milan, London, New York and Tokyo are regarded as having the most potential for disseminating information due to their history and the amount of buzz surrounding them. These five fashion weeks are the most known fashion weeks in the world and have much influence of the fashion world.

The fashion week held in Tokyo is the “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO (MBFWT)”. It is hosted by the Japan Fashion Week Organization (JFW Organization) and held twice a year on March and October.

Japan’s latest creations are showcased to the world from various locations in Tokyo centered at Shibuya Hikarie and Mercedes-Benz Connection.

“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO” slogan

1. To become the gateway for success in the world for new designers.
2. To become the starting point for cooperation between designers,manufacturers and apparel retailers.
3. Make Tokyo more fashionable and enjoyable.

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK TOKYO
#fashionweektokyo #mbfashionweek #mbfwt #MBFWT #TokyoFashionWeek #phtographerpass
#presspass #Tokyo #FashionWeek #Fashion #Travel #mercedesbenzfashionweektokyo #mercedesbenz
#Japan #fashionweek2015 #fashionweeknyc #models #mbtfw #japanesedesigner #streetstyle #japanesedesign
#womensfashion #malefashion #mbfwtokyo #brucegarber #bruceKgarber #acecreation

Tokyo Fashion Week. Mercedes BenzFashion Week Tokyo.
https://tokyo-mbfashionweek.com/en/br…





Japan Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo 2015 Zin Kato Runway

26 10 2015

I had the opportunity to attend the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Tokyo and had the honor to interview designer zin kato after the runway show who highlighted his 2016 spring and summer collection.

This is the zin kato 2016 spring and summer collection runway show.

Today’s fashion is here, now, at “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO”.

What is “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO” ?

“Fashion Week” is a fashion festival held twice a year in the world’s fashion cities during which
the trends for the next season are born from the latest collections that are unveiled at fashion shows and exhibitions.

Out of the world’s fashion weeks, those held in Paris, Milan, London, New York and Tokyo are regarded as having the most potential for disseminating information due to their history and the amount of buzz surrounding them. These five fashion weeks are the most known fashion weeks in the world and have much influence of the fashion world.

The fashion week held in Tokyo is the “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO (MBFWT)”. It is hosted by the Japan Fashion Week Organization (JFW Organization) and held twice a year on March and October.

Japan’s latest creations are showcased to the world from various locations in Tokyo centered at Shibuya Hikarie and Mercedes-Benz Connection.

“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO” slogan

1. To become the gateway for success in the world for new designers
2. To become the starting point for cooperation between designers,manufacturers and apparel retailers
3. Make Tokyo more fashionable and enjoyable

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK TOKYO
#fashionweektokyo #mbfashionweek #mbfwt #MBFWT #TokyoFashionWeek #phtographerpass #presspass #Tokyo #FashionWeek #Fashion #Travel #mercedesbenzfashionweektokyo #mercedesbenz #Japan #fashionweek2015 #fashionweeknyc #models #mbtfw #japanesedesigner #streetstyle #japanesedesign #womensfashion #malefashion #mbfwtokyo #brucegarber #bruceKgarber #acecreation

Tokyo Fashion Week. Mercedes BenzFashion Week Tokyo.
https://tokyo-mbfashionweek.com/en/br…





Uesuge Shrine and Samurai Village Yonezawa Yamagata Japan

26 10 2015

Morning walk as the sun rose over Uesugi Shrine and Samurai Village from a place I have been visiting for many years. It a place of the Uesugi Shrine, Japanese gardens and history together with a center for visual arts.

In February the community holds The festival of lights from this place where 300 snow lanterns are made and over 3000 candles light the way. Local vendors set up with hot food and my favorite is the local traditional precision drum band that plays every hour.

On this early morning visit I woke up early to watch the sun rise over the shrine. I also want to to a LIVE broadcast using the Periscope app. The live broadcast went well with many friends and family tuning in to watch. However, using the internet connection and a sim card I purchased in Japan was not the greatest from live video broadcasting. Hens, the quality of the video is not the greatest in this case. Lesson learned.

This was a great morning to do this walk as it was a sunny day. Over the next few days I wanted to do the walk again and only record the video however, the balance of the week the weather was not the best.

I hope you enjoy my morning walk through the Uesugi Shrine and Samurai Village.

Thank you for watching.

– Bruce





Pumpkin Patch and Corn, Autumn / Fall / Seasons

26 10 2015

Stopped off at a local farm to buy sweet corn but they were out. So I took a walk into the fields to see for myself. The fields were all dried up and what was left of the corn stalks were dead. I then headed over to the pumpkin patch to see the usually massive rows of squash. However here too the crop was done with just a small amount of pumpkins ready for the picking.

Great day in New England but you could tell that the season is coming to an end this year. Ready for winter? WHAT!

Thank you for watching.

Note: This video was made using my own footage and recordings from my Snapchat and Periscope LIVE broadcasts.

Bruce





Storm, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower and Rough Seas

6 10 2015

A Storm was brewing on the east coast today as we decided to take a ride to the ocean as the sea can be very interesting on days like this. We chose to head to Plymouth Massachusetts the home of Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower and history. It was a windy and wet day and in the harbor you can see the whitecaps of the rough sea. A little further up the road by Burt’s Landing the waves were crashing over the sea wall flooding the parking area. Below is a reference to some historical information of this area.

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Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620. It is an important symbol in American history. There are no contemporaneous references to the Pilgrims’ landing on a rock at Plymouth, and it is not referred to in Edward Winslow’s Mourt’s Relation (1620–21) or in Bradford’s journal Of Plymouth Plantation (1620–47). The first written reference to the rock’s existence was recorded in 1715, when it is described in the town boundary records as “a great rock.” The first written reference to Pilgrims landing on a rock is found 121 years after they landed. A rock traditionally identified as the Plymouth Rock has long been memorialized on the shore of Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymout…
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Mayflower II is a replica of the 17th-century ship Mayflower, celebrated for transporting the Pilgrims to the New World. The replica was built in Devon, England, during 1955–1956, in a collaboration between Englishman Warwick Charlton and Plymoth Plantation, an American museum. The work drew from reconstructed ship blueprints held by the American museum with hand construction by English shipbuilders’ using traditional methods. On April 20, 1957, recreating the original voyage, Mayflower II was sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, under the command of Alan Villiers.

reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayflow…

 








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