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Oh every day 日々そうそう

27 years lifespan [2 : Rescure ship & Minatoya]

土曜日午後、やや冷房の効くビルの5階。月曜日打ち合わせのプレゼンテーション作業に詰めていた。なんてことだろう、土日に仕事する習慣に馴染むとは!仲間二人で、夕方までに仕上げ、いつもの店で一杯やりたい。マーカーを走らせている時、電話がなった。受話器からお袋の声が響く。丹後の海に行ったはずなのに、一瞬、何故といぶかる。

報せはプレゼも飲み屋も吹き飛ばした。同僚に後を託し、2時間後、兄と共に車中にいた。老ノ坂峠を避ける早い抜け道から綾部で国道に出て再び狭い峠道に入り大江山を越える。丹後’我家’に着いたのは18時頃か。表の座敷に彼が眠っていた。母が着せた着物をまとった友は端正にただ眠っているようだった。


今はすっかり岩場になっている。'餓鬼'時代に遊んだ昔、細長い小さな砂浜があった。上の岩場から左手にとると、下の入江がある。日本あちこちの海岸線で見られる規則正しい柱状石がここにまだ形を留めている。柱状節理と言われる玄武岩や安山岩らしく、例えば東尋坊、またタスマニアの大規模群など観光名所も少なくない。生物出現以前に地下マグマの噴出によって生成されたらしい。写真の場所を専有する岩塊は即ち数百万年の風化現象による柱状節理の破片と考えられる。

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A small inlet on the opposite side of the rocky area above


この岩場の40年前、まだ砂浜があったそうだ。時化(しけ)の日だった。真夏に向かう手前の儀式のような天候。水は冷たく、波が岩に激しくぶつかる。早い海水浴客で同僚一人は果敢に海に入り、怖い波のために相棒は砂浜に座り、時を楽しむ。

シケの浅い海では身体は波に揉まれ岩の間に翻弄され往生するが、潜るとサザエが面白いように取れたのを思い出す。岩場に上がり、油断していたのだろう、大波にすくわれ、数メートル下に叩きつけられたことがある。言い換えると波に放りなげられるのだ。滞空時間は意外に長い。着地点にもしも突起物があれば重症を負うだろう、あるいは頭部打撃によって気を失うかもしれない.... と、考える時間があるように思う。と云うか、頭脳の伝達回路は光速のように早い。


五月半ばに堤防内側の懐に収まる小さな漁港を通り過ぎた。漁業組合棟に話し合う二人がいる。年配ならば、なんとなく互いに分かる。「あの岩場へ」と挨拶をおくると、意外にも言葉が返ってきた。「ケンちゃんかいな、あの日は時化とったな〜」。非常事態が伝わるや、村の屈強な若者たちが捜索してくれたのだ。そうか、彼ら二人も岩場に出てくれたに違いない。

砂浜で本を読んで過ごしていたのかも、と想像する。はっと気がつくと海に出た年若い同僚がまだ帰ってこない。きっと湾をまっすぐ泳いで宿に帰ったのだろうと思い、彼は逗留先の'我が家'に帰る。「ひとしさん、帰ってます?」と言う問いに、昨朝ともに同行し’家の夏開き’をした我が母は驚いた。胸の高鳴りに破裂しそうになりながら、彼はすぐさま砂浜にとって返す。駆け足で15分はかかろう。しかしそこに人影は無かった。村中に警報が走るのは、もう間もない。

昭和40年代。日本株式会社は寝食忘れ夢中に走っていたのではないか。お袋が後年ハミングした石田あゆみ’ブルーライト・ヨコハマ’や、進駐軍まわりで鍛えた声量溢れる弘田三枝子’人形の家’などが流行り、それにグループサウンズ全盛時代だったらしい。歌謡曲を覚え歌うようなことと無縁だった。2017年から世相を振り返るネットからの後知恵である。
私は事務所の仲間と同じで独りだったが、彼は既に女児の父親だった。そして二人目の子を迎える最中だった、と後で聞き知った。法曹界の住人は身を構え、泰然とするのが似合う。デザイン界はその頃、とても界と言えぬヤクザな職人世界だった。その違いであろう。

小中高と同じ学校、普段付き合わぬとも、なにかあると空気のような間柄で良く通じた。幼馴染でない。小3からだから、なに馴染みと言うのだろう。ふたりとも厳つく、不格好だった。大学時代、百万遍と東山七条、まず会ったことはない。勤め先は大阪と東京。私の事務所が京都に支所を開設、、私は必要な前線兵卒3名の一人。なぜか、もう数年出会わぬ彼とコンタクトを得た。共に一杯やりながら旧交を温めるようなことはなかった。互いに猛烈に忙しく、日常的な接点が無い。しかも彼は家庭持ちである。私は奥さんの名前も何も知らない。



【秋が深くなった。夏の名残までにupするつもりだったけれど、、、。来年の夏に続けよう】



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Oh every day 日々そうそう

Tips of longevity 長生きするコツ

''Scientists say even just 2.5 portions daily can lower chance of heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death''
With these phrases Sarah Boseley began her article on Thursday, February 23rd. She is a health editor of Guardian. It seems to become a little sensation in social media, where some of my Facebook-acquaintances shared it as so-called Scientific report from Imperial College London.
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Today evening Internet issue of the Volkskrant which may be a counterpart of the Guardian across the Dover has put question mark on Boseley's wishful article. It says at its end as conclusion:
So sure it's not that you live longer with more fruit and vegetables.

http://www.volkskrant.nl/wetenschap/van-tien-porties-groente-en-fruit-leef-je-langer-klopt-dit-wel~a4467934/

【Note】:
1. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/23/five-day-10-portions-fruit-veg-cut-early-death

Oh every day 日々そうそう

Europe Deadly Floods

This is one of some hundreds of castles along Loire River in central France. Certainly the Loire has been overflowed. Château de Chambord locates in Loire valley and popular tourist attraction, otherwise I`d have never visited 36 years ago. Last year, however, there were reportedly a million visitors. It might be ten times more than my visit with `quick rough drawing`. [note 1]

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It says in blue blok↑also about `Suzuki motors emission fraud` . An image on TV shows up very daily ``this and that`` in our ordinary life. The largest small car maker Suzuki followed conspiracies of Vokswagen, Opel and Renalt. Their share percentage in domestic market has lost a great deal. It is a little pain for Mr.Suzuki, the biggest shareholder and CEO who decided to stop cooperation with Volkswagen in regard to `clean engine`.


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Oh poor France is getting disastrous damage by floods according to all 24 hours broadcastings. The castle Chambord had to close, of course thus for the time being no tourist income for governments.
At the same time it has happened mass protests in many chief cities. Hundreds of thousands of people joined the action against proposed labour changes by the Socialist government, on last Thursday, despite of such heavy rain.

President François Hollande seems to be always struggling with high unemployment, terrors by radical muslim and natural devastating phenomenon. If he were Vladimir Putin it would be easy to solve problems. Perfect crackdown against protests, assassinate political enemies by FSB(=KGB) and broadcast own TV show as if nothing happens. France is a republic democratic country and Hollande is chosen by people, no way to become a dictator like a Russian small man.


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Seine looked like overflowing yesterday with three times of the amount of water than usual.

Not only France but all central Europe. Netherlands got warning when Hamminkeln was broken. Already low places in some villages along Maas river were under the water. In Braunsbach in Baden-Württemberg Germany, for example, streets changed to raging muddy stream. In Bayern many towns are flowting in the water.
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In Belgium Wallonia got at first an attack by Rain-front and today Flanders (Vlaanderen) as well.

At the time somewhere in cetral France I met this boy. He didn`t visit Château de Chambord, but said he would go there because the castle looked lovely. He saw my sketch with explanation by strange letters.. Even such thing lets people come up with something and then he asked politely : maybe you like me to draw.
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I found through my journey a nice fact that quite a people favored to be depicted. Why? they might think it took little time. Indeed my hand moved quick, this boy` sketch needed 10-15 minutes, I guess. To be young means `power`, I could stay outside in winter also for an hour drawing at the period.

Todays mximum 15 minutes I dare to draw that you see ↓hierunder . She wasn't aware then to be targeted as a model. That's why it is natural whether good or bad. I have had just a fun. When such a fun disappear it would be time to make a trip to the heaven, where I continue to go ahead for tiny personal curiosiy.
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【Note】;
1. Francis I (François d'Orléans) of the house Valois (1494- 1547) begon to construct this for his hunting lodge. Its location was far from villages. He was a contemporary of Henry Ⅷ (1491-1547) in England.and Charles V (1500-1558) of Spanish king and Holy Roman Emperor. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) lived his last three years nearby the residence of Francis I. The allmighty artist could design partly its building or interior because of friendship with `young` the king of the Frans..


Oh every day 日々そうそう

味噌80分仕込み Miso 80 minutes trial on 6 March

Ingredients : fresh koji 1kg, dried soybeans 0.5kg and salt 0.5g (the precedent : respectively, 1- 1- 0.75kg). In fact salt quantity was both cases excessive. It`s mistake, hah ha ”no use crying over spilt milk” (not milk but salt).

This second trail I do not use the vacuum bag. And use efficiently the old high pressure pan. Why? This time total quantity is rather less than first time. For this reason i can examine another way, expecting to take less working time.

In old pan.... Put water until same level of soybeans which suck enough water last night. It is considered usually 5-6 hours on this stage.

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At 5 minutes before 10 o'clock I lit gas fire. You see storm and overflows bubbles which leaked out of pressure plug. The part is already broken. It's time fire to stop.

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Pause a while on topboard. Handle of the plug is set upward to loosen pressure

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Bring fresh koji into com which is just good for 1kg koji and 500g salt and make koji blocks loosen.

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I thought yellow com big enough, but i exchanged another a little big one by means of adding salt

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Left : Koji+salt mixture completed. Right : boiled soybeans without remained hot water, so that you don't need to drain it thoroughly. Normal procedure of draining seems to take about 60 minutes.
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Hand blender is crashing the beans quickly. also possible to leave some beans as it is at your disposal. Socalled Moromi-miso is such kind with which you can taste bean's form as fermented miso. The Moromi may give you mild sweet feelijng, i think.
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Time to check temperature especially that of smoothly soft mass. In bottom window 51 degrees is shown. Too warm in order to bring the mixture of koji+salt into the pan.
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Temperature descends to 41 degrees, now you may mix mushed beans and the koji+salt.
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Then i am making balls of well mixed mass and put them in a container as you see. To make solid round ball may be a fairytale from traditional manner in case of home tiny quantity.
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At 11:15 it comes the end likewise the first trial on 5th march. You can count whole process time 11:15 - 09:55 = 1 hour 20 minutes.
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Miso making in 80 minutes, except time to drench beans. it's recommended you leave the container for approximately a year at a place of good ventilation. Further you have to wait its fermentation with unemployment unhappiness (as far as miso concerned).

Oh every day 日々そうそう

Almost Macrobiotic but perhaps mess of Miso

Two kilogram fresh Koji has been delivered recently by dhr uit of Kyoto Japan. Firstly the parcel traveled from city of Yonezawa (miso-maker) in Yamagata to Kyoto (export company). Secondaly 6 days later it got my address through a cargo plane and land network. [note 1]

160302 Fresh Koji 02 砕米麹

It went something wrong. My order was another type of Koji which is dried and has long shelf life. Because of "fresh" it should be immediately consumed otherwise it might be useless. In another words "Gold that was discarded in the groove"

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I gathered instantly all necessary tools and other ingredients before last saturday. This is the image report what i performed although never experienced. According to most of informations this making process will span several days. The result may fail therefore, I suppose. In the case of becaming edible miso a year later, then it would be miracle.

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30 years old high-pressure pan. The part of pressure loosening is defect, But it works about 80 procent, i guess. Indeed soybeans were well cooked within 10 minutes after all. I took enough time, half an hour, to open the lid by way of safety.

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having a break with form coffee ¥^-^¥
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First miso-trial date that you notice by the newspaper on saturday 5th march. I began to cook at 11: 45. Soybeans was in water whole night (12 ~ 15 hours). it finished at 15: 20 (phase 21). It took 3 hours 35 minutes. I will see the result a year later, saying `wait and see`. Almost Macrobiotic feature, but perhaps mess of Miso will be ....

【Note】;
1. Koji :Japanese word. necessary for miso, a kinds of yeast which is for bread. There is an English version in Wikipedia, however its writer may be a Chinese or someone who is an expert on China or East Asia. All language versions depend on such volunteer. All of texts is different in term of quality and quantity, and each nations have traditional way of life like that Sake Japanese rice wine cannot mis Koji.

** Many kinds of salt as well that I have not much idears.

Zout en Oordopje vergelijking 01

And at home by coincedence with salts, there are several earphones which are nowadays used by millions of millions folks in combined with smartphones at every inch of corners in the world. Even for me, it's a little pleasure during walking with my participation of the 100st Four days march. All these 3 are not comfortable enough. Or say, it dose not stay in only left ear of mine. I wonder whether or not there are reasonable adjustable quality products.

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