EXHIBITION: “CANTEROS” DIEGO OLIVER


Arequipa is known as “White City”. Because the city center was built in volcanic sillar rock, whose color is almost white or pink. The contrast between white buildings and blue sky is so beautiful and it made me refreshed.   Walking the street, I encountered one exhibit, named “CANTEROS”.  Canteros (Spanish vocabulary) means quarrymen, and Diego Oliver pointed his camera at the subjects. I’ve never imagine…

TRIBUTE TO CHE


Even if you don’t know who he is, I confirmed that everyone have heard his name once before. Or you might recognize his face unintentionally. Because the young wear a T-shirt emblazoned with a cool bearded guy and his portrait is put up in some shops. This man is Che Guevara.    On October 9th, 1967, Che was killed by…

MUSIC: CAROLINA PELERITTI


I went to the concert of Carolina Peleritti in Tokyo. She came to see us all the way from her hometown, Argentina. She was a poplar actress and a fashion model before, and now became one of the most important singers in her country. As embarrassing as this is to say, I didn’t have any information about her. But having heard her…

RECIPE: SPICY MACA GAZPACHO


There’re many tomato based soups in the world. Among those soups, Gazpacho is one of my favorites. This cold soup is a classic of Spanish cuisine and it originated in the southern region of Andalusia. This is especially good in summer, because it’s refreshing and cool. I got Maca Powder in Peru, so I add this superfood to my special Gazpacho recipe. I think this spicy…

RECIPE: MACA GUACAMOLE


I love Mexican Food. I love avocado. I often make Guacamole in my house, because it’s easy to prepare, good for beer, and yummy. I got Maca Powder in Peru, so I add this to Guacamole. As you know, avocado is good for health and beauty. Maca may promote those effects. Recipe is quite a simple, but may give sufficient satisfactions to…

RECIPE: HOT CHOCOLATE WITH SUPERFOOD


Hot chocolate is not just a delicious drink, but a healthy drink. It has been consumed to treat ailments and to meditate for centuries. Drinking chocolate has a long history, In deed, ancient Mesoamerican people consume the cacao for a nutritional purpose. In this time the cacao was valuable and consecrated. It was used not only for a medical purpose, but a religious and financial…

SENSATION “BUBBLY DANCE”


Who said that Japanese can perform only Bon dance, Japanese folk dance. There’re many cool guys here in Japan.  Tomioka Senior High School rocketed to fame, because of the brilliant “Bubbly Dance”. Lots of foreign TV shows sent them invitation requests. And already their video has got five million views. Bubbly dance was created  for high school students. And performers are dancing to up-tempo music in perfect order.  The song…

IMIWA? HELP JAPANESE LEARNERS


I truly understand that many foreigners feel uncomfortable when they meet Kanji. Even we Japanese sometimes encounter the one we can’t recognize. On the other hand lots of tourists from overseas seem to have interests on Kanji. For you Kanji is something mysterious and cool, don’t you. Kanji is a very convenient character if you can handle. Once you can…