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Re: pipe case addition

Postby Clive » Fri May 04, 2018 3:49 pm

Regarding the number of layers.. a specific number is really not an absolute requirement. Firstly there are the layers that form the basic black or red foundation for most decorative techniques. Then you have the various layers that will specifically create the pattern desired and then a number of steps which will determine the final finish. A fairly decent Tsugari nuri surface might be created using far less that 48 layers but naturally.. more sophisticated patterns will require more layers.. as will a desire to create quality of the highest standards.

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Re: pipe case addition

Postby AFNetsuke » Fri May 04, 2018 3:57 pm

Interesting video, Clive.

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Re: pipe case addition

Postby jbjtennyo » Sat May 05, 2018 10:28 am

Beautiful Video, Clive! Thanks for sharing it! There are some places in this world where being creative is a necessity. Places where the world quiets to basic needs and no distractions is the perfect place to hear the voice of art!

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Re: pipe case addition

Postby chonchon » Sun May 06, 2018 1:55 am

Tsugaru Kaikyo or the Tsugaru Strait.
Made up of 'crossing' Tsu and 'light' karu/garu, Tsugaru refers to the straits crossing between the nothern tip of Honshu and the northernmost island of Hokkiado.
There is a song called Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyugeshiki (winter scenes) which arouses deep, deep emotions in the Japanese. So many different versions have been sung by generations of famous singers, it must resonate with all those passengers who left Ueno Station in Tokyo on the night train heading north for the ferry back to Hokkaido in the deepest darkest winter.
The opening line is especially poignant.

上野発の夜行列車 Ueno-hatsu no Yako-ressha おりた時から Orita toki kara 青森駅は雪の中 Aomori eki wa yuki no naka
北へ帰る人の群れは誰も無口で Kita e kaeru hito no mure wa dare mo mukuchi de 海鳴りだけをきいている Uminari dake wo kiiteiru
私もひとり Watashi mo hitori 連絡船に乗り Renraku-sen ni nori こごえそうな鴎見つめ泣いていました Kogoeso na kamome mitsume naite imashita
ああ 津軽海峡 Ah, aaaaahhhhh....... Tsugaru Kaikyo 冬景色 Fuyugeshiki!....................

(I was lazy below and took someone else's translation!)
http://teach-me-english.cocolog-nifty.c ... -2f28.html
   Tsugaru Straits Winter Scenery
English words by Mike Matsutani
      February 21st, 2009
"When I got off the night train from Ueno
Aomori station was covered with snow
All the people going home are as silent as a stone
Listening to the sound of the northern wild sea.
I get on board a ferry boat all alone
Looking at the sea gulls
I couldn't help crying
Ah, Tsugaru Straits winter scenery"

Two sung versions here:

Wiki background: ... uyugeshiki
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Re: pipe case addition

Postby jbjtennyo » Sun May 06, 2018 12:01 pm

Thanks for the explanation and posting the lyrics to this song. It really brings home that sense of isolation of an area and season. The second version is haunting and lovely.

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