Japanese Music – Japon Online http://japononline.net/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:38:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://japononline.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1-150x150.png Japanese Music – Japon Online http://japononline.net/ 32 32 August 10, 2022 – The Daily Gazette https://japononline.net/august-10-2022-the-daily-gazette/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:38:38 +0000 https://japononline.net/august-10-2022-the-daily-gazette/ Today is day 20 of the Saratoga Racetrack meet. The race starts at 1:05 p.m. RECENT DAILY GAZETTE STORIES ON THE TRACK “Whitney’s Life Is Good Winner Points to Breeders’ Cup Classic”, by Mike MacAdam with photos by Erica Miller Life Is Good has only run over a mile four times in its career and […]]]>

Today is day 20 of the Saratoga Racetrack meet. The race starts at 1:05 p.m.

RECENT DAILY GAZETTE STORIES ON THE TRACK

“Whitney’s Life Is Good Winner Points to Breeders’ Cup Classic”, by Mike MacAdam with photos by Erica Miller

Life Is Good has only run over a mile four times in its career and has only run a mile and a quarter once, but after winning the mile and an eighth Whitney at Saratoga Racecourse on Saturday , trainer Todd Pletcher said they’re leaning towards the longer of the two races at the Breeders’ Cup.

It would be the mile and a quarter BC Classic at Keeneland on November 5, instead of the BC Dirt Mile, which Life Is Good won last year.

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“Naughty Gal Gives Lukas the Seventh Adirondack,” by Mike MacAdam with photos by Erica Miller

Naughty Gal had never set foot on the main track at Saratoga Racetrack until the Adirondacks on Sunday.

She got her money’s worth from the first tour.

Fanning 10 ways away from the inside rail exiting the bend, she and jockey Luis Saez raced over terrain that rarely sees footsteps during a race, but she was still good enough to overcome that super wide move to win the 200,000 race. $ Grade III for 2 year old fillies by 2 1/2 lengths.

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“Long Shot Chi Town Lady knocks Matareya down in Test,” by Mike MacAdam with photos by Erica Miller

Live by hit 1-5, die by hit 1-5.

Trainer Wesley Ward’s excellent weekend at Saratoga Racecourse began on Friday, when his turf sprint star Golden Pal won Grade III Troy by a head, after being bet 1 -2 on the morning line at 1-5.

Matareya, on a four-fight winning streak by a total of 22 1/4 lengths, started at identical odds in the Grade I test for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday.

But she finished third, and it was Ward’s 17-1 long shot Chi Town Lady who pulled off the huge upset as he was mounted by the scorching Joel Rosario.

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“In memory of Allan Carter, a trusted friend and treasure of horse racing history,” by Teresa A. Genaro

Paula Curtis-Carter stood in front of the dozens gathered at the Principessa Elena Society in Saratoga Springs on Thursday. She held up a mug containing a few fingers of Guinness, preparing to toast husband Allan Carter, who died in April.

Before spending 15 years as a historian at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, before spending 30 years as a law librarian at the New York State Library in Albany, Carter had joined the United States Army, learning Russian during an intensive nine-month internship. language program before being posted to Japan.

“Nostrovie!” Curtis-Carter exclaimed, anglicizing a Russian term commonly interpreted as “cheers” before offering a similar toast in Japanese. “Kapai! »

A man from Glens Falls, grilled in Russian and Japanese, with an Irish beer. And it only begins to tell the multifaceted story of a man whose name has become locally synonymous with racing history.

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“National Racing Hall of Fame Inducts Mares Tepin, Beholder,” by Mike MacAdam with photos by Erica Miller

Her name did not appear in the 2012 Saratoga sale catalog, but only because she did not yet have a name.

He appeared on hand-printed T-shirts by fans. And according to one woman’s Twitter account, the name ended up on her baby’s birth certificate.

On Friday, he finally appeared on a plaque at the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.

The popular Tepin joined Beholder as the only inductees in the contemporary category as the Hall of Fame celebrated the class of 2022 at Fasig-Tipton’s Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion.

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“Chat on the track with… David Aragona,” by Will Springstead with photos by Erica Miller

David Aragona is what you might call a numbers and rhythm guy.

As a double major in computer science and music at New York University, Aragona found a way to work in both music – Carnegie Hall, in particular – and horse racing before settling in the horse races.

“I use one or the other very little these days,” Aragona said, laughing, of his two majors.

He currently works for the Daily Racing Form as an analyst for TimeformUS, where he basically analyzes races to suggest horses and things for the public to watch. He is also the lineman for New York Racing Association tracks.

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“Borisenok, Brown Road Racing encourages women to get involved in Thoroughbred ownership,” by Teresa A. Genaro with photos by Erica Miller

Michelle Borisenok may have raised a few eyebrows with her comments at a conference for new and existing racehorse owners last week.

“It’s not so much about winning,” she said of Brown Road Racing, a partnership she founded in 2018. “For us, it’s about education and experience.”

A week later, speaking on her farm overlooking Lake Saratoga, she elaborated on that mission.

She created Brown Road Racing to attract and educate women about the experience of Thoroughbred ownership, a natural progression from the women’s leadership work she has been doing for decades. A graduate of the College of Saint Rose in Albany, she is an honorary member of the college’s Women’s Leadership Institute, to which she and her husband Walt donated $1.2 million to renovate the Institute’s headquarters in Albany, which bears now the name of Michelle Cuozzo Borisenok ’80. Accommodation. Among the building’s uses is housing for BOLD Women’s Leadership Network Fellows. Through centers at six Northeast colleges, BOLD “cultivates courageous leadership” for students and graduates at member institutions.

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Obituary: Masako Kinoshita – The Voice of Ithaca https://japononline.net/obituary-masako-kinoshita-the-voice-of-ithaca/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:07:40 +0000 https://japononline.net/obituary-masako-kinoshita-the-voice-of-ithaca/ Masako Kinoshita (née Matsuoka) died in her sleep on August 4, 2022, at the age of 96. Born in Kochi, Japan, she and her husband emigrated from their home country and settled in Ithaca, New York, where he became a professor at Cornell University. They lived there for 60 years before moving in 2016 to […]]]>

Masako Kinoshita (née Matsuoka) died in her sleep on August 4, 2022, at the age of 96. Born in Kochi, Japan, she and her husband emigrated from their home country and settled in Ithaca, New York, where he became a professor at Cornell University. They lived there for 60 years before moving in 2016 to Amherst, Massachusetts, where they shared a home with their youngest daughter and her family.

Her three daughters remember a childhood shaped by their mother’s irrepressible creativity and curiosity. “She never had to push us to excel,” recalls her second daughter, June. “She gave us the confidence to pursue our interests and passions. She was the first MacGyver. She could improvise ingenious solutions from whatever was lying around,” a quality that all of the “Kinoshita girls” relied on in their careers as high-energy particle physicists, biomedical entrepreneur, and architect-developer.

Masa, as her friends called her, was internationally known as a textile artist and historical researcher who published Nihon Kumihimo Kogihō no Kenkyū (Study of Ancient Japanese Braiding Techniques, 1994), a reference in the field of Japanese textile arts. The 359-page volume describes her decades-long investigation into the history of the craft of creating decorative braids (kumihimolisten)) used in Japan as ties for Buddhist sutra scrolls and lacing for samurai armor. When she began her research, little was known about what had become an almost forgotten craft. But Masa’s expertise in braiding and mathematical skills allowed him to establish this history kumihimo braids dating from the 7e century until war-torn medieval Japan were constructed using a finger loop technique that had largely fallen into disuse in Japan by the 19e century.

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This fireworks festival in Yamagata is streamed live on YouTube https://japononline.net/this-fireworks-festival-in-yamagata-is-streamed-live-on-youtube/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 08:43:27 +0000 https://japononline.net/this-fireworks-festival-in-yamagata-is-streamed-live-on-youtube/ We’re seeing the return of summer fireworks this year, with a handful of shows scheduled in Tokyo and several other prefectures across Japan. The small town of Oe in Yamagata Prefecture in particular celebrates the 100th anniversary of its Floating lantern and fireworks festival. To make the event accessible to everyone around the world, and […]]]>

We’re seeing the return of summer fireworks this year, with a handful of shows scheduled in Tokyo and several other prefectures across Japan. The small town of Oe in Yamagata Prefecture in particular celebrates the 100th anniversary of its Floating lantern and fireworks festival.

To make the event accessible to everyone around the world, and especially those who prefer to avoid the crowds, the celebration will be streamed live on August 15th through the town hall Youtube channel at 18 hours.

Photo: City of Oe

The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with concerts and the release of 2,000 floating lanterns on the city’s Mogami River.

Floating lantern and fireworks festival
Photo: City of Oe

Don’t miss the climax scheduled for 7 p.m., when 4,000 firework shells are launched from three locations along the river.

Floating lantern and fireworks festival
Photo: City of Oe

For more information, see the festival website (in Japanese only).

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How the Rollerdrome composer created the sound of 2030 – PlayStation.Blog https://japononline.net/how-the-rollerdrome-composer-created-the-sound-of-2030-playstation-blog/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 16:30:43 +0000 https://japononline.net/how-the-rollerdrome-composer-created-the-sound-of-2030-playstation-blog/ Roll7’s next skater-shooter, rollerdrome, is our first to feature an all-original soundtrack, featuring dark retro-futuristic synth beats from the incredible Electric Dragon. I spoke to Ian, the artist behind Electric Dragon, to discuss the process of working on the project and creating this brand new album. Jemima Tyssen Smith: Hello Ian! I had the pleasure […]]]>

Roll7’s next skater-shooter, rollerdrome, is our first to feature an all-original soundtrack, featuring dark retro-futuristic synth beats from the incredible Electric Dragon. I spoke to Ian, the artist behind Electric Dragon, to discuss the process of working on the project and creating this brand new album.

Jemima Tyssen Smith: Hello Ian! I had the pleasure of working with you as you created the amazing brand new music of rollerdrome. It was such an exciting project for Roll7 because it’s the first time we’ve had a brand new soundtrack made just for one of our games. What attracted you to the project?

Electric Dragon: You summoned me!

Haha – that’s right! Yes, I was actually the first person to contact you – we initially only wanted one lead, right?

Yes, that’s just it – I didn’t know all the details of the game at the time, but what I saw was super interesting to me, and I actually offered to do some original work at the time -the. After that, I had a meeting with some team members and we discussed in more detail what we needed. I was in a rut with the album I was working on, and talking to the people at Roll7 really gave me a whiff of inspiration. I think it went really well for everyone involved, actually. I’ve always wanted to work on a game’s soundtrack, and Rollerdrome is an amazing game to get involved with.

I think when you talked about the possibility of original tracks that we felt were perfect since we wanted such a soundtrack-specific vibe. Could you talk a bit about that?

Yeah so the energy we were looking for was a soundtrack with the power of synthwave but a distinct 70s flavor. It felt like that might be pretty hard to balance because we really wanted to avoid going too disco also – the game has a darkness that needed to be picked up in the music. In the end, it finally came to pass quite naturally. Basically, I approached the soundtrack as if it was sort of a 70s look forward to it – very BBC “Tomorrow’s World”, you know? And then I was kinda inspired by a lot of different things: 70s pioneers like Vangellis, Wendy Carlos, Philip Glass, Giorgio Moroder, Tangerine Dream…lots of inspiration from lots of places!

Seeing all the cool kit you have is so inspiring – it’s really interesting. What attracted you to music and synthwave in the first place?

I had a Commodore 64 when I was a kid, and my uncle bought me software for it called “Utilisynth”. It was very complicated, but I managed to make awesome flickering noises, and from there I was kind of hooked! I continued to play guitar, I did house music in the 90s, I was even in a death metal band for a bit… but over time I came back to synths.

And we’re so glad you did! This project is obviously quite different from working on an album that isn’t so closely tied to a game and a concept – how did that work out for you?

Yeah, since the tracks have to adapt to the gameplay, I couldn’t really do breakdowns the way I could on a totally free album, so it was a really interesting challenge to take on. I also had to strike a balance between dystopian narrative and thrilling gameplay – the tracks needed grit, but they also needed a sense of fun. I think those moments of positivity really help to darken the dark parts of the game, which I really like. One thing I liked about the process – and it may sound silly – is that the narrative really helped me decide on the track titles. I always find it a bit difficult to name tracks, so it was a relief to have content already there to rip titles from!

Finally, I have to ask: where does the name “Electric Dragon” come from?

It’s from a 2001 Japanese movie – Electric Dragon 80,000 V. It’s about two rivals who get electrocuted and then end up with superpowers…and they also play some serious guitar-destroying solos.

It looks so cool! I’m adding it to my watch list as we speak. Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me today and creating this epic soundtrack. I just can’t wait for people to experience it in the game.

Neither do I!

Rollerdrome is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on August 16.

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Folklore is back! Here’s what happens the first week https://japononline.net/folklore-is-back-heres-what-happens-the-first-week/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 01:17:19 +0000 https://japononline.net/folklore-is-back-heres-what-happens-the-first-week/ Winnipeg’s world-renowned multicultural festival is back, all in person with music, food, dancing and more at 24 pavilions across the city. Here’s your guide to what happens during the first week of Folklorama. Belgian pavilion, 407, boulevard Provencher. Shows every day at 6.45pm, 8.15pm and 9.45pm, with a first show at 5.15pm on Mondays. […]]]>

Winnipeg’s world-renowned multicultural festival is back, all in person with music, food, dancing and more at 24 pavilions across the city. Here’s your guide to what happens during the first week of Folklorama.

Belgian pavilion, 407, boulevard Provencher.

Shows every day at 6.45pm, 8.15pm and 9.45pm, with a first show at 5.15pm on Mondays.

Belgium is world famous for its beer, waffles and chocolate, but visitors can also try their hand at pole archery, try lace and play Belgian bowling.

Portuguese Pavilion Casa do Minho, 1080 Wall Street

Shows daily at 6:45pm, 8:15pm and 9:45pm with additional shows on Saturdays at 5:30pm and 11:00pm

Traditional folk dance, music and costumes from the province of Minho, in the north of Portugal. Enjoy freshly grilled sardines in the outdoor tent, along with imported Sagres beer or a glass of ‘Vinho Verde’.

German pavilion, 290, rue Dubuc.

Shows daily at 6.45pm, 8.15pm and 9.45pm with additional shows at 5.15pm on Monday and Saturday.

Sample cutlets, spätzle, bratwurst and homemade sauerkraut, as well as other varieties of German specialties and desserts. Wash it down with famous German beer, wine and schnapps.

Irish Pavilion, 2050 Chevrier Boulevard.

Shows daily at 6.45pm, 8.15pm and 9.45pm with additional shows at 5.15pm on Monday and Saturday.

Experience authentic Irish dancing and music, plus colcannon, stew, bread pudding with whiskey cream and sticky toffee cake. Complete your meal with an iced Celtic coffee, a Guinness or a good Irish whiskey.

Japanese Pavilion, 2624 Inkster Boulevard

Shows daily at 6.45pm, 8.15pm and 9.45pm with an additional show at 5.15pm on Saturdays.

Taste savory niku-don (beef over rice), vegetarian curry, teriyaki chicken or sushi while watching dance and martial arts demonstrations. Don’t forget the sake!

Métis Pavilion, 120 Youville Street

Shows every day at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Watch the energetic performance of the Red River Jig by the Asham Stompers, taste bannock and other traditional dishes, and soak up the richness of Métis culture.

Scotland Pavilion, 1055 Wilkes Avenue

Shows every day at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Featuring the Ena Sutton Highland Dancers of Winnipeg, the Glenaura Pipeband and the Flying Haggis Showband. Visitors can try Scotch haggis and eggs, as well as Scotch pies and pies, and drizzle it all with Scotch.

Polish Pavilion, 375 York Avenue

Shows every day at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Enjoy performances by the Polish Dance Ensemble SPK Iskry and the Polish Dance School SPK Iskry. Local specialties include Polish kielbasa, golonka (pork knuckle), bigos (hunters stew) or pierogi. Choose from a wide variety of Polish beers.

Romanian Pavilion, 720 Henderson Highway

Shows every day at 6.45pm, 8.15pm and 9.45pm, additional shows at 5.15pm on Monday and Saturday.

The Balada dance group will perform a traditional Romanian dance while guests will taste vampire ears (pastries) and other traditional Romanian dishes.

Scandinavian Pavilion, 764 Erin Street

Shows every day at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Celebrate midsummer, Scandinavian holidays, with good food, plenty of drinks and good dancing.

South Sudan Pavilion, 129 Dagmar Street.

Shows every day at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Come and take a tour of the youngest nation in the world! With cultural dances, exhibits and authentic cuisine ranging from Ta’amia to Mulah Bamia.

Ukraine-Kyiv Pavilion

Shows every day at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., first shows at 5:00 p.m. on Monday and Saturday.

Certainly a popular destination this year, this pavilion honors Ukraine’s vibrant culture, which spans over 1,000 years and is rooted in ancient traditions and folk art.

All Folklorama shows are $7 each, children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information visit the Folklorama website.

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San Francisco is one of the “greatest places in the world”. Here are 10 reasons why https://japononline.net/san-francisco-is-one-of-the-greatest-places-in-the-world-here-are-10-reasons-why/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 22:42:17 +0000 https://japononline.net/san-francisco-is-one-of-the-greatest-places-in-the-world-here-are-10-reasons-why/ The city has recently been featured as a top destination for travelers by national publications. If you are a tourist eager to visit and see the charm of the city, check out these 10 places. By the Chronicle Digital Team | July 30, 2022 | Updated: July 29, 2022 3:37 PM Despite all its misfortunes, […]]]>

The city has recently been featured as a top destination for travelers by national publications. If you are a tourist eager to visit and see the charm of the city, check out these 10 places.

Despite all its misfortunes, San Francisco still has its charm. Music and cultural festivals are back, and new parks, restaurants and art exhibits are springing up. The city has been featured by national publications as a top destination for travelers. So what exactly sets it apart? Breathtaking views, culinary institutions and thrilling experiences, there’s plenty to do. If you are planning to visit, here are 10 experiences that will make your trip worthwhile.

It is the new destination of the city. This 14-acre park sits atop a road tunnel, with historic brick buildings on one side, the Golden Gate Bridge on the other, and the downtown skyline on a third. Visitors can explore a multi-faceted green space that is larger than Dolores Park, draped over a craft cliff that descends to meet an educational complex for young people.

La Cocina Municipal Market

La Cocina’s ambitious 7,000 square foot food hall in the Tenderloin can be overwhelming when deciding what to eat. Everything sounds so good. The project is a first for the nonprofit San Francisco Incubator Program, which has started many local food businesses by mostly low-income immigrant women.

The city is home to renowned museums, such as SFMOMA, de Young and the Legion of Honor. The newest iteration is the San Francisco Institute of Contemporary Art, a non-collecting museum that will exhibit new local and international artists. The ICA has been named in The New York Times as a “new approach” to contemporary art. ICA SF opens in October 2022.

Golden Gate Park is a serene oasis, filled with museums, lakes, bison, a Ferris wheel, and more than a thousand acres of meadows, redwood groves, and manicured gardens – all 20% larger than Central Park in New York. Stop to soak up the beauty of the Japanese Tea Garden, Flower Conservatory, Botanical Garden and more in the expansive grounds.

The bridge is San Francisco’s greatest icon. The monument’s international orange towers and cables have captivated people since it opened in 1937. It is said to be the most photographed bridge in the world, with nearly 10 million people visiting it each year. For decades, it has also been the scene of powerful protests and daredevil stunts.

The famous prison on Alcatraz Island is a world-class national park. Its storied past — marked by attempted prison escapes where people braved freezing waters to swim to freedom and a Native American occupation of the island — has captivated audiences for decades.

Off Land. Barely Strictly Bluegrass. Stern Grove Festival. The in-person music events in the city are world famous and attract huge performers and crowds, making for loud and lively entertainment. Outside Lands’ 2022 lineup, featuring stars like SZA, Green Day, Post Malone and more, is sure to draw crowds to Golden Gate Park in August.

It is known as the most winding road in the world. The S-shaped route was created to help cars navigate the steep grade. Today it is one of the busiest streets in the city. Its upside-down arrangement draws crowds of visitors and adorns postcards and Christmas decorations.

The popular destination attracts almost 12 million people every year. Some may dismiss it as a tourist trap, but it undeniably offers great views of the water, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz.

The rock maze and lookout point offer stunning views of the Golden Gate shoreline. There are many hiking trails as well as the ruins of the Sutro Baths.

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Meet the nurse behind some of your favorite songs https://japononline.net/meet-the-nurse-behind-some-of-your-favorite-songs/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 17:35:59 +0000 https://japononline.net/meet-the-nurse-behind-some-of-your-favorite-songs/ At 18, Nousha Salimi was already a registered nurse. She fell in love with the field of healing at a young age – drawn to its inherent overlap with mental health – and enrolled in a nursing program before graduating from high school. Salimi began her career as a volunteer at a mental institution in […]]]>

At 18, Nousha Salimi was already a registered nurse. She fell in love with the field of healing at a young age – drawn to its inherent overlap with mental health – and enrolled in a nursing program before graduating from high school. Salimi began her career as a volunteer at a mental institution in New York State and later, when she landed a job at the top-rated plastic surgery clinic in New York, she instinctively used the skills she learned there, noting “the huge correlation between mental health and when people would start abusing botox and filler. Although Salimi loved her job, she yearned to connect with people in a natural way to make them feel powerful and beautiful. This path led her to Reiki.

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique that uses gentle hand movements to guide the flow of energy through the body to reduce stress and promote healing. Salimi is now a master of the art, and her practice has also sparked other creative passions in her. Her clients’ experiences and struggles inspired her poems, one of which is now playing radio stations nationwide: Rachel Platten’s 2020 hit, “Soldiers.” This song was later featured on CBS and performed on american idol. Salimi’s multifaceted career allows her to heal people through both music and physical touch.

Nousha Salimi plays her harmonium in Malibu, California. Photograph courtesy of Nousha Salimi.

Salimi believes her poetry and music exist in tandem with her Reiki sessions, which she says aren’t for everyone. Many of her clients are musicians, however, “the only artists who will connect with me are people who are open to the energy and want to go deep dive,” she says. “Every time we do a session, everyone cries” and “connects to a sadder place that you have to release”. She now dedicates one day a week to seeing patients in Beverly Hills and spends the rest of her time writing songs in Malibu with talents like Annika, Platten, Rozzi and Ali Tamposi with whom she hosts a fundraiser at the fall to support the Creative Waves Foundation, an organization that helps provide accessible music education and resources for budding artists. Salimi sits on the CWF Board of Directors.

In her work, Salimi wears many hats and therefore rituals are essential to help her stay connected to her healing intentions. Every morning, she lights a candle and recites a mantra to set the tone for the day. To cleanse herself of daytime energy at night, Salimi inhales the soothing scent of her own face oil, which she infuses with geranium and rose, and massages it into her face, focusing her mind on its nourishing effect. . “It’s meditation itself, when your brain isn’t scattered and thinking about all the other things of the day,” she explains. “I give myself a minute or two to just focus on myself.”

Going forward, Salimi would like to create a collaborative writing environment that incorporates all of her passions. “My dream is to find an artist to work with and do a week-long retreat together where we dive deep, go into energy, get into Reiki and spend five full days together,” she explains. . . Her career in healing has helped her connect with her inner artist and she wants to help others do the same.

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12 reasons we loved celebrating our 40th anniversary in Ireland https://japononline.net/12-reasons-we-loved-celebrating-our-40th-anniversary-in-ireland/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 22:18:19 +0000 https://japononline.net/12-reasons-we-loved-celebrating-our-40th-anniversary-in-ireland/ With COVID, it took my husband Keith and I two and a half years to travel to the Emerald Isle to celebrate our 40th birthday.e wedding anniversary. The lure of Irish music, castles, churches and seaside cliffs drew us in. We celebrated our anniversary with Keith’s brother Craig and his wife Debbie on their 10th […]]]>

With COVID, it took my husband Keith and I two and a half years to travel to the Emerald Isle to celebrate our 40th birthday.e wedding anniversary. The lure of Irish music, castles, churches and seaside cliffs drew us in. We celebrated our anniversary with Keith’s brother Craig and his wife Debbie on their 10th anniversary. With the delay, we technically celebrated our 42nd birthday and their 12th birthday. But who matters traveling through mountains, alleys and castles in one of the most romantic places I know?

Travel blogger Jody Halsted from Family holidays in Ireland helped us plan our trip. We first spent an idyllic day and a half in Dublin, before visiting the southern half of Ireland.

1. Merrion Square

Merrion Square is near the Davenport Hotel Dublin where we stayed. Keith and I took an early morning walk and saw the Oscar Wilde memorial sculpture. We enjoyed taking our picture with the statue and reading its funny quotes. The square is one of Dublin’s Georgian squares and one of the houses nearby belonged to the famous poet WB Yeats.

Pro tip: Merrion Square is also where you can hop on the Hop on Hop Off tour to get your bearings and learn about the city’s history.

After visiting Dublin, the next day we were picked up by our driver in a luxury Mercedes van. Our guide, the wonderful John Hourigan of Ireland Chauffeur Travel, took us to romantic and beautiful sites in southern Ireland. We learned that he is married to a woman named Christy from Montana who he met while taking a wilderness training course in the United States!

Keith and Cindy at the Powerscourt estate garden enjoying the romantic beauty

Photo credit: Debbie Ladage

2. Powerscourt Estate

We visited the incredible powerscourt garden which was voted third best in the world! Set on 47 acres, this was one of the most romantic stops of our entire trip! Strolling through the Italian Gardens, we enjoyed climbing the Pepperpot Tower, modeled after a favorite pepper pot at Lord Powerscourt’s dining table. The view from the tower was amazing.

Pepperpot Tower with Craig and Debbie in the foreground.  Powerscourt Estate.
Pepperpot Tower with Craig and Debbie in the foreground

We walked through the Japanese gardens, walled gardens and enjoyed the dolphin pond. We found beauty everywhere we looked! The house itself is a mansion built around a medieval castle. It’s easy to see why this site is often chosen for weddings.

3. The Butler’s House

In the charming city of Kilkenny, we stayed in the shadow of the 12th century Kilkenny Castle in Butler’s house. The inn is the dowager’s house of the castle! Our room had an ensuite bathroom with a huge tub, which is a huge plus for me. The morning Irish breakfast was wonderful. In the evening the breakfast room was a bar where Keith and I had hot chocolate with Baileys for a nightcap.

Pro tip: Be sure to stop at Hole in the wall pub housed in Ireland’s oldest townhouse dating from 1582.

Rock of Cashel, Ireland.

The ruins of the Rock of Cashel, originally the seat of the Kings of Munster

Photo credit: Cindy Ladage

4. The Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel is the most spectacular castle site we would see on our trip. Even without the roof in place, this castle is where kings and priests resided. The history at the heart of Munster is breathtaking. It was originally the seat of the Kings of Munster, and legend has it that Saint Patrick came here to convert King Aenghus to Christianity. Brian Boru was crowned High King at Cashel in 978 and made it his capital. The beautifully restored nearby chapel was also a treasure to behold. The view with another castle in the distance looks like a fairy tale.

Swiss Cottage, Ireland.

The Swiss Cottage, built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall, was a retreat for those who lived in the large house nearby.

Photo credit: Cindy Ladage

5. Swiss Chalet

After visiting Cahir Castle, a wonderfully intact castle used in productions like Excalibur and the Tudors, our guide showed us a beautiful way to nearby Swiss Chalet. It provided a perfect moment to hold hands and stroll down a quiet path to a beautiful cottage to visit.

The cottage was a retreat for those who lived in the large house next door. Built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall, it was quite charming. Resembling the Seven Dwarfs cottage, tourist guides believe it was designed by world-renowned architect John Nash. Originally known simply as “The Cottage”, it looks like a fantastical alpine cottage designed for the Butler family. The design was based on nature. Outside, the chalet was filled with blooming roses and one could imagine a romantic picnic on the grounds!

Olive O'Gorman, owner of Glasha House in Ireland.

Olive O’Gorman, owner of the Glasha House

Photo credit: Cindy Ladage

6. Glasha Farm

Olive O’Gorman is the hostess extraordinaire! She greeted us all at Glasha Farm located on a pretty agricultural estate. This guest house in the countryside offered a perfect retreat of solitude. Olive cooked a wonderful meal. We had time to relax at her place and have fun. With the outdoor patio and the pretty flowers, this romantic stop gave Keith and I the opportunity to relax, enjoy each other and the other guests. Breakfast was also offered as part of our stay!

Pro tip: Take the half mile walk to James Langston’s Bridge Pub. Enjoy the peat fire and a Guinness.

7. Kenmare Stone Circle and Fairy Tree

My romantic life with Keith has to do with a wishing well, so a fairy tree is also a good fit. Celtic mythology teaches that fairies live under the hawthorn tree and are its guardians. People leave prayers and personal tokens on the branches in hopes of healing and good fortune. We did the same! In the same place is the Kenmare Stone Circle, which is part of the Ring of Kerry.

The stone circle was built during the Bronze Age which encompassed the years 2000-200 BC. Kenmare Stone Circle is the largest of over 100 circles in Ireland with 15 stones. A sign said about the stones, “It may have been used for rituals by Druid priests”, hence the local name “The Druid’s Circle”.

Torc Waterfall in Killarney National Park in Ireland.

Torque Waterfall

Photo credit: Cindy Ladage

8. Torc Waterfall in Killarney National Park

The Torque Waterfall is at the base of Torc Mountain and is a great hike. Standing at around 20 meters, the high water tumbled over the rocks and through the forest of ferns, creating a wonderful backdrop for the photos!

Pro tip: Descend into the gardens of the magnificent Muckross House where Queen Victoria once visited.

9. Doolin Pubs

Although we had some Irish music in other pubs in town, it was in Doolin at Pub McGann one night, then back in McDermott’s Pub, that we ate our fill of the haunting lyrical music we had crossed the ocean to hear. Sitting in a booth after a wonderful meal, the music filled our hearts and souls.

John, our guide, told us a story that the English at one time banned the Irish from using wind instruments. So they created an instrument that didn’t use the mouth. The Irish created the bagpipe, or Uilleann pipe. We had the chance to see this neat instrument played. We also had the chance to chat with the locals and enjoy a bit of camaraderie.

10. Cliffs of Mohr

The Cliffs of Mohr are a wild and windy place of austere beauty. The cliffs drop steeply into the Atlantic Ocean, forcing you to hold on tight to your loved one! The beauty is spectacular in this area of ​​Ireland’s most famous cliffs. This UNESCO site is also home to 70% of Ireland’s native flowers.

Pro tip: During your visit, take the time to climb the O’Brien Tower built in 1835.

Statue of Mary, Dingle, Ireland.

This beautiful statue of Mary is one of the sites the author saw in the charming town of Dingle.

Photo credit: Cindy Ladage

11. Dingle Peninsula

After driving the fabulous Dingle Peninsula, a delightful afternoon was spent going in and out of shops and a church in the beautiful little town of Dingle. It was a city which, according to John, our guide, was “full of musicians and artists”.

Together, the four of us enjoyed shopping, looking at artwork, and learning that some hardware stores also have a bar!

12. Kylemore Abbey

John Hourigan shared that this castle, at Kylemore Abbey, was a castle built of love. What a perfect place to visit when we came to Ireland to celebrate love! Connemara is home to Kylemore Abbey. The castle was built in the late 1800s by Mitchell Henry, a wealthy British politician, for his wife Margaret, mother of nine. He and his family were loved by the locals.

Their story ends sadly when her family goes on vacation to Egypt and Margaret catches cholera and then dies. To honor his wife, Mitchell built a chapel in her honor using the four colors of Connemara marble. Mitchell ceded the estate to the Benedictine nuns who have resided there since 1920.

These are 12 places where we found romance to celebrate our birthdays. There are many more, such as the wonderful narrow roads with stone walls, the sheep that used to fill the fields, and other equally beautiful and historic stops. Ireland is full of faith, mystery and stories. It’s a wonderful place to ignite sparks of romance!

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5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: July 22-24 https://japononline.net/5-things-to-do-in-pittsburgh-this-weekend-july-22-24/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 10:02:00 +0000 https://japononline.net/5-things-to-do-in-pittsburgh-this-weekend-july-22-24/ It’s the weekend and it’s going to be hot with temperatures near or in the 90s. Here are some ways to spend it. Deutschtown Music Festival Three days of music at 40 North Side venues — including near PNC Park — begin Friday and continue through Sunday. There will be nearly 400 groups and 20,000 […]]]>

It’s the weekend and it’s going to be hot with temperatures near or in the 90s. Here are some ways to spend it.

Deutschtown Music Festival

Three days of music at 40 North Side venues — including near PNC Park — begin Friday and continue through Sunday. There will be nearly 400 groups and 20,000 people are expected over the weekend. There was no festival in 2020 due to the pandemic and last year’s event was a scaled down version.

This will be the 10th year. Most bands will play 45 minutes to an hour. The music will include just about any genre.

Joe Grushecky the House Rockers of Pittsburgh will perform Saturday night. Two main stages will be at Allegheny Commons Park and on Foreland Street.

There will be an artist market, children’s activities and food trucks. The Allegheny City Alliance Church will host a Gospel Brunch at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The event is free. There is a $5 fee to enter the beer garden.

Details: deutschtownmusicfestival.com

Liberty Mile

The Fleet Feet Liberty Mile takes place on Friday, downtown. The evening road race, organized by P3r, welcomes more than 1,300 runners who will complete a mile in competition for $27,600 in prize money.

Named “one of America’s most iconic races” by Runners World, the event begins at 7 p.m. Professional runners will face off starting around 8 p.m.

The start line is located at Penn Avenue between Fifth Avenue and 6th Street. The finish line is located at 6th Street and Liberty Avenue.

The cost starts at $35.

Details: libertymile.org

Walnut jam

Jam on Walnut is a free block party that runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday on Walnut Street in Shadyside.

The event features live music, food trucks and beer tents and proceeds benefit Friends of Animals and the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation. Country artist and Pittsburgh native Justin Fabus will perform. He is known for hits such as “Remedy”, “Run”, “Lay Me Down” and “Somebody Like You”, which he co-wrote with Grammy Award winner Richard Marx.

Details: thinkoutsidelacage.org

Tekko

Tekko, an anime, games, music, and Japanese pop culture convention is this weekend at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown.

Musical guests include Acme, Nano and Vgr and Nancy Kepner from Pittsburgh, and “Study of Anime” founder Charles Dunbar.

There will be vendors, an artist’s alley, signs, a fashion show, a cosplay contest, a dance party, games and Tekko Gakkou – a school series.

Tekko is presented by the nonprofit Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society. The organizers expect 12,000 people.

New will be a giant robot to protect the city of Pittsburgh called Tekkobot, which will be the permanent mascot of the event. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets start at $65.

Proof of covid-19 vaccination or negative PCR test is required

Details: tekko.us

love letters

Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross perform in AR Gurney’s ‘Love Letters’ for the Pittsburgh Public Theater this weekend at the O’Reilly Theatre, Downtown.

It’s a story told through the art of letter writing and about love and friendship. Baxter and Gross are known for portraying Elyse and Steven Keaton on the sitcom “Family Ties.”

Characters Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have been writing to each other since childhood. For more than 50 years, they have shared their hopes, their dreams, their triumphs and their disappointments.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets start at $32.

Face masks are mandatory.

Details: ppt.org

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, jharrop@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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MIG Welding Robot Market 2022 Value with Status and Global Analysis – FANUC, KUKA, ABB, Yaskawa (Motoman) – This Is Ardee https://japononline.net/mig-welding-robot-market-2022-value-with-status-and-global-analysis-fanuc-kuka-abb-yaskawa-motoman-this-is-ardee/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 08:56:30 +0000 https://japononline.net/mig-welding-robot-market-2022-value-with-status-and-global-analysis-fanuc-kuka-abb-yaskawa-motoman-this-is-ardee/ The MIG Welding Robots Market The report is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. It provides an overview of the industry with growth analysis and historical & future cost, revenue, demand and supply data (as applicable). Research analysts provide an elaborate description of the value chain and its analysis of distributors. This […]]]>

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