SHIZUOKA GOURMETS

Réalisé par deux français originaires de Bourgogne, réunis à Shizuoka pour l'amour de leur Préfecture.
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Art Photographs/美術の写真

Noh Mask Artist: Roger Voltz

Roger Voltz standing in front of his artworks at the recently exhibition in Shziuoka Bank Shizuogin Gallery Yonki.

« I would like to leave a legacy for the younger generation to continue. »

Roger Voltz (63, a French citizen born in St. Denis in the suburbs of Paris, came to Shizuoka City in 1973 to settle down after a long travel through the woorld.
A University language lecturer by trade he had always been attracted by the Japanese culture.

Apart of becoming in martial arts he has been carving Noh masks for the last 18 years.
Noh Theater is one of the oldest forms of theater in Japan (originating out of combination of Chinese performing arts, known as sarugaku, and traditional Japanese dance called dengaku、 during the Muromachi Era, 13th~16th Century) and has attained great fame in World Performing Arts for its intricate dances, music and acting.
The actors are exclusively male and usually only the main one wears a mask(s) on stage.

Akobujou/阿古父尉/Old Man

There are five Noh Theater « Schools » all possessing their own original masks.
But the same masks have to be duplicated according to rules and traditions as obviously these original masks are really worn, invaluable relics they are!

Hanjo/班女/Lady Han

So far Roger has carved and exhibited 20 masks under the guidance of his Master, Kishinosuke Atsumi.
5 of them were exhibited at The Exhibition held with three more artists at the Shizuoka Bank/Shizugin Gallery Yonki March 10th~16th.
He is far from being a new face in the art as he has already exhibited in the Shizuoka Prefecture Museum and in Mariko.

Kantan Otoko/邯鄲男/The Man form Kantan

Carving the masks in wood is a long and intricate process taking 8~10 months in Roger’s cas as he can create them only during his spare time.

Yamanba/山姥/the Old Mountain Crone

Each mask weighs 130g~150g for female characters and 150~180 g for male counterparts.

Hashihime/橋姫/Princess Hashi (the mask of jealousy!)

Each mask is carved out of a block of either hinoki/檜/Japanese cypress or kusunoki/楠/camphor tree, both valuable wood in this country.
The process was kindly demonstrated with maks carvedin different stages at the exhibition:

The « four main stages »

A rough picture is drawn on a block weighing around 1 kg.

A rough mask is carved with help of hard paper measures.

The face is gradually carved in more details with the help of hard paper model.

The finished product hollowed out to fit the face of the actor with holes for the eyes and mouth!
It will then be careful painted.

I’m planning to interview Roger in his atelier soon to show you a more detailed explanation!

If you want to contact Roger directly for more information, write to him at rvoltz@mta.biglobe.ne.jp !
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« Spiky Lawn » by Bruno Maroni in Mishima City!

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If you have the chance to visit Mishima City in the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture I would recommend you to visit the Clematis Gardens, the more for it that they offfer a free limousine service from and to Mishima JR Station!

The Gardens include a large museum showing the works of Bruno Maroni but his most remarkable creations are exhibited all year round in the very large park either on the luscious lawns or in front of other buildings!

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What could a lone man do walking through pikes on a lawn?

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The grass is integral part of the whole art work!

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Is the man carefully walking in awe?

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Or is he half containing his laugh?

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Or has he found a new world beyond the grassy spike tunnel?
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« Infinity » by Bruno Maroni in Mishima City!

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If you have the chance to visit Mishima City in the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture I would recommend you to visit the Clematis Gardens, the more for it that they offfer a free limousine service from and to Mishima JR Station!

The Gardens include a large museum showing the works of Bruno Maroni but his most remarkable creations are exhibited all year round in the very large park either on the luscious lawns or in front of other buildings!

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looking too far ahead can turn you into stone!

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Even so these eyes look a bit empty to me!

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is infinity really beautiful?
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« Man Looking Over The Wall » by Bruno Maroni in Mishima City!

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If you have the chance to visit Mishima City in the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture I would recommend you to visit the Clematis Gardens, the more for it that they offfer a free limousine service from and to Mishima JR Station!

The Gardens include a large museum showing the works of Bruno Maroni but his most remarkable creations are exhibited all year round in the very large park either on the luscious lawns or in front of other buildings!

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I had a good laugh at this particular statue as the Japanese are a very voyeuristic people!

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And the laugh continued when looking at the man from the back!

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Is he surprised, worried or perplexed?
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« Invisible Barrier » by Bruno Maroni in Mishima City!

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If you have the chance to visit Mishima City in the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture I would recommend you to visit the Clematis Gardens, the more for it that they offfer a free limousine service from and to Mishima JR Station!

The Gardens include a large museum showing the works of Bruno Maroni but his most remarkable creations are exhibited all year round in the very large park either on the luscious lawns or in front of other buildings!

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This statue is standing abutting a glass pane figuring the invisible barrier which had stopped the man!

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Very important detail!
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Sushi Bus in Shizuoka City!

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Took this picture today in front of Shizuoka JR Station!

Actually a couple of years ago Shizutetsu Line (private) had photographs of real sushi on this bus, but they switched to drawings instead. Someone must have complained about picture rights……………
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« Dismembered Man » by Bruno Maroni in Mishima City!

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If you have the chance to visit Mishima City in the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture I would recommend you to visit the Clematis Gardens, the more for it that they offfer a free limousine service from and to Mishima JR Station!

The Gardens include a large museum showing the works of Bruno Maroni but his most remarkable creations are exhibited all year round in the very large park either on the luscious lawns or in front of other buildings!

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It is when you look at this statue from other angles that you realize why I called it a « Dismembered Man »!

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And from that angle it is difficult to realize what it represents!
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« Flying Death » by Bruno Maroni in Mishima City!

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If you have the chance to visit Mishima City in the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture I would recommend you to visit the Clematis Gardens, the more for it that they offfer a free limousine service from and to Mishima JR Station!

The Gardens include a large museum showing the works of Bruno Maroni but his most remarkable creations are exhibited all year round in the very large park either on the luscious lawns or in front of other buildings!

I called this particular statue « Flying Death »!

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The fear of an approaching end!

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Fast flying Death!
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« The Three Ages of Man » by Bruno Maroni in Mishima City!

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If you have the chance to visit Mishima City in the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture I would recommend you to visit the Clematis Gardens, the more for it that they offfer a free limousine service from and to Mishima JR Station!

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The Gardens include a large museum showing the works of Bruno Maroni but his most remarkable creations are exhibited all year round in the very large park either on the luscious lawns or in front of other buildings!

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Back view.

I call this work « The Tree Ages of Man » although I heard that Bruno Maroni called it « Infinity ».

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The Man himself seems apprehensive or sad?

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He is apparently looking at his past…..
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Scarab by Bernard Buffet in Mishima City!

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If you visit Mishima City in the Eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture you ought to visit The Clematis Garden and the Bernard Buffet Museum in one single trip as they are very near each other.
You will be surprised at the amount of art on show!

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It was brought to japan all the way to Mishima as it had been created in 1975 some time before Bernard Buffet came to establish himself in Mishima City!

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You will see this enormous scarab statue by Bernard Buffet who also painted the same on a big canvas on show inside the Museum (no pictures allowed there unfortunately but definitely worth a grand visit!

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In full flight through a rainbow?

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A bit frightening through this angle, though!
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Butterfly by Bernard Buffet in Mishima City!

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If you visit Mishima City in the Eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture you ought to visit The Clematis Garden and the Bernard Buffet Museum in one single trip as they are very near each other.
You will be surprised at the amount of art on show!

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You will see this enormous butterfly statue by Bernard Buffet who also painted the same on a big canvas on show inside the Museum (no pictures allowed there unfortunately but definitely worth a grand visit!

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As far as photography is concerned there loads of possibilities!

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A side view will make it a hard guess!

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Another possibility at an angle from the back!

Can you guess what the next picture of an insect statue might be?
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Skiing Ants in Mishima City!

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I’ve just come from a short trip and overnight stay in Mishima City and Izu Peninsula where I had the occasion to discover a few interesting sites!

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I didn’t know that ants could ski, but now I ave the proof!
This one was pretty big standing/sliding on a high pedestal in a small park!

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I even found a smaller one among the chrysanthemums!

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Note that is is completely made of metal with a body formed by a frame around a stone!

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This ant must be a lady ant!

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The skis!
Stay tuned, more coming!
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Colored Bus in Shizuoka City!

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Buses are often used in Japan, especially in Shizuoka and touristic regions as big moving advertising boards.

And sometimes they seem to be decorated for the pure fun of it!

I took this picture this afternoon in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

A great way to encourage kids to board a bus!
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Edo Era Travelers in Shizuoka City (Sumpu)!

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The City of Shizuoka (as of the Prefecture) was always called so, but until the end of the beginning of the modern era it was called Sumpu/駿府.
The city grew in importance when the Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa/徳川家康 decided to retire there in the beginning of the 17th Century.
There used to be a castle called Sumpu Jyou/駿府城 but the later Shogun ordered it to be burnt.
In recent years a two-third size copy has been (and is still) built as faithfully as possible.
This makes for a very interesting venue as it includes parks, a museum and an event space.

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Now, if you walk along the moat behind Shizuoka University Junior School you will espy some people sitting on a bench just beyond a traditional lantern tower!

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Can you see them?

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They are not people but statues!

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Bronze Statue of Yaji-Kita
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Actually it is a modern statue of two main characters of “Tokaidochu Hiza-kuri-ge (Travels on Foot on the Tokaido),”
Yaji (left) and Kita (right), a story/play written 200 years ago by Jippensha Ikku!
An ideal spot to take pictures of the past as the statues faithfully represent two people of the Edo Era, a time when travelers walked all the way from Yedo/Tokyo to Sumpu (174 km)!

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Yaji!

Note that the garb is taht of typical travelers of the time.

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the gentle face of a grand old man!

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Kita!

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Obviously the face of a younger and more exhuberant companion!

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The « chonmage/丁髷/hair knot » in fashion then!

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In that time men used to shave their pate unless they were practically becoming bald! LOL

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Everyday necessities were carried in small boxes.

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Tobacco box and pipe.
Note the footwear!

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Sandal and calf wear.

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The moat and pavement.

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Will report on Sumpu Castle next time!

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SHUZENJI FACES

An avatar from Star Wars?

When you travel, be it in Japan or abroad, there are plenty of unusual sights to take in photo in posterity!
I found quit a few the other day in Shuzenji in the heart of Izu Penisula in Shizuoka Prefecture!

It’ s only a question to be lucky and attentive to details!LOL

A grinning lion?

A ravenous dragon?

One of the Seven Deities…

A hand-waving goblin?

Looking for more!
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JOHOKU PARK IN SHIZUOKA CITY

Taken sometime in April 2010, Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Johoku park. Taken by R-G. M
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MOUNT FUJI PICTURES

Sometime in Spring 2010. Shinkasen Train from Shizuoka City to Mishima City. Takene by R-G. M.
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STAIRCASES

may 14th, 2010. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku. Taken by R-G. M.
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FUR-COLLARED DINOSAURS

Fur-collared T Rex

Fur-collared Stegosaurus

January 07th, 2010. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Gofuku-cho. Taken by r-G. M.
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DRAGONS & BEASTS AT KOMAGATA SHRINE

Fountain Dragon 1

Fountain Dragon 2

Portico Dragon

Shrine Beast

January, 7th, 2010. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Komagata. Taken by R-G. M.
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SENGEN SHRINE IN SHIZUOKA

December, 10th, 2009. Shizuoka City, Aoi-Ku, Sengen Shrine. Taken by R-G. M.
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WIRED CLOUDS

December 4th, 2009. Aino Station. Fukuroi City. Taken by R-G. M.
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PLATFORM ON FIRE

December 4th, 2009. Aino Station. Fukuroi City. Taken by R-G. M.
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KAKEGAWA RAILWAY STATION SUNSET

November 27th, 2009. Kakegawa JR Station. Taken by R-G. M.
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Early Illuminations in Shizuoka City

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November 10th, 2009. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichiken-cho. Taken by R-G. M.
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Bear Vanishing in Coffee!

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November 2nd, 2009. Shizuoka City, Aoi-Ku, Shichiken-cho, Il Cuore Cafetteria. Taken by R-G. M.
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Sleepy Clown (Shizuoka Daidogei Festival)

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November 2nd, 2009. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Gofuku-cho. Taken by R-G. M.

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Doubly taken!
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Shizuoka City’s Last Wooden Houses 4

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October 28th, 2009. Shizuoka City, Aoi-Ku, Takajo Machi. Taken by R-G. M.
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Shizuoka City’s Last Wooden Houses 3

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October 21st, 2009. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo Machi. taken by R-G. M.
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Shizuoka City’s Last Wooden Houses 2

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October 17, 2009. Shizuoka City, Aoi-Ku, Kamiashiarai. Taken by R-G. M.
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Shizuoka City’s Last Wooden Houses 1

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October 16th, 2009. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Kamiashiarai. Taken by R-G. M.
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GHOST HOUSE?

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October 19th, 2009. Showa-cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City. Taken by R-G. M.

A house disappeared leaving its mark on its neighbour!
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Picasso looked better!

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Museum, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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Looking at one’s future?

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Museum, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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What is he hiding under his robe?

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Musuem, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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THE LITTLE GIRL BY THE SEA

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Museum, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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BEAUTY SLEEP?

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Museum, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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SERENE BEAUTY

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Ocrober 12th, 2009. Vangi Musuem, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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KISS IN THE DARK

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Museum, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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FEMININE LARGESSE

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Museum, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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VIOLET MAN

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Museum, Mshima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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THREE-FACED MAN

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Museum, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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SEATING SENILITY

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October 12th, Vangi Park Museum, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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HAUGHTY WOMAN

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Park Museum, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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The (Laughing) Face of Death?

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Park Museum, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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DEATH THROES

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Park Museum, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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Who’s Out There?

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Park Museum, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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AWFUL REALIZATION?

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October 12th, 2008. Vangi Park Museum. Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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THROUGH THE PIKES OF LIFE….

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October 12th, 2008. Vangi Park Museum. Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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TREE WALL?

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October 12th, 2009. Vangi Musem Park, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.
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KINGFISHER BUS

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Ocober 12th, 2009. JR Station, Mishima City. Taken by R-G. M.

The Kingfisher is the bird emblem of Mishima City!
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LITTLE RED HOODS…

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October 8th, 2009. Mariko, Aoi-Ku, Shizuoka City. Taken by R-G. M.

All different Budhist statuettes capped with wollen red hoods!
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MARIKO TEMPLE

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October 8th, 2009. Mariko, Aoi-Ku, Shizuoka City. Taken by R-G. M.

Very ancient temple hidden from the many others in Mariko!
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MARIKO HOUSES

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October 8th, 2009. Mariko, Aoi-Ku, Shizuoka City. Taken by R-G. M.

Mariko has still some old houses left to be admired with a striking mountain background!
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EDO PARADE

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October 8th, 2009. Mariko, Aoi-Ku, Shizuoka City. Taken by R-G. M.

Beautiful puppets, aren’t they?
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DYEWORKS IN MARIKO

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October 8th, 2009. Mariko, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City. Taken by R-G. M.
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MARIKO TREES

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Mispelled Veg for Kids?

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October 6th, 2009. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ryogae-cho. Taken by R-G. M,

Still plenty to learn!
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Early Halloween?

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October, 4th, 2009. Shizutesu Store, Shizuoka, City, Aoi Ku. Taken by R-G M.
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Moon lost in traffic?

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October 4th, 2009. Shizuoka City, Oiwa. Taken by R-G. Martineau
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Kawazu Cherry Blossoms

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February 21st, 2009. Kawazu, Izu Peninsula. Taken by Mika Sakurai.

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Big Bad Wolf? Or Bear? Or Rabbit?

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February, 19th, 2009. Caffeteria Il Curoe, Aoi Ku, Shziuoka City. Taken by R-G. M.

We could not agree!
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GRABBING THE LIMELIGHT

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January 5th, 2009. Numazu City. Taken by R-G. M.
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NUMAZU HARBOR SUNSET

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January 5th, 2009. Numazu City. Taken by R-G. M.
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DANCING IN THE NIGHT

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January 1st, 2004. Numazu City. Taken by R-G. M.
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INFLATABLE SANTA CLAUS

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December 17th, 2008. Gotenba. Taken bu\y Mika Sakurai

Santa will have a hard time coming out of that chimney!
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GOTENBA ILLUMINATIONS

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December 16th, 2008. Gotenba. Taken by Mika Sakurai
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PERVERT CARROT COUPLE?

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November 13th, 2008. At home. taken by R-G. M.

A very small male for a large female?
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Rainbow

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November 12th, 2008. Kusanagi, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City. Taken by M. M.
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Moon Sunset?

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November 12th, 2008. Kusanagi, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City. Taken by M. M.

Can you see the moon in the clouds?
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October 22nd, 2008. Izu Koegen, Izu Peninsula. Taken by R-G. M.

It’s only a statue!
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INSECT STATUE?

October, 9th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Gofuku-cho. Taken by R-G. M>
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DOWNTOWN SUNSET

September 26th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Rogae-cho. Taken by R-G. M.

What downtown Shizuoka looks like before setting on a drinking spree!
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PREFECTURAL HALL ON FIRE?

August 1st, 2008. Shizoka City, Aoi-Ku. Taken by R-G. M.
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DUSK CASTLE

August 11th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Sunpu Park. Taken by R-G. M.
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CITY ON FIRE?

July 17th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Prefecture Hall. Taken by R-G. M.
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HEARTS TATOO

July 6th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Yoichi, Shizuoka Kytes CC Ground. Taken by R-G. M.

Aren’t they cute?
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MORNING GLORIES/ASAGAO

June 30th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Joto-cho. Taken by R-G. M.
Found them in the morning just after the rain ceased. Certainly brightened my day!
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SLUICES AND DAMS

June 12th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ashikubo. Taken by R-G. M.

Discovered this ancient contraption cycling up Abe River left bank.
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SIREN OVERLOOKING A RIVER?

June 5th, 2008. Yaizu City. taken by R-G. M.

As if there were not enough sirens in the sea, they are now found overlooking rivers in Japan!
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YAIZU MARLIN

June 5th, 2008. Yaizu City, JR Station. Taken by R-G. M.

Yaizu City is one of the major fisheries in Japan!
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ABOVE THE NIPPLE TATOO

May 18th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Yoichi, Shizuoka Kytes Cricket Club Ground. Taken by R-G. M.

Well, the tatoo certainly looks better than the nipple!
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ANKLE TATOO (2)

May 18th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Yoichi, Shizuoka Kytes Cricket Club Ground. Taken by R-G. M.

This is the right ankle as promised. Night Indian design!
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ANKLE TATOO (1)

May 18th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Yoichi, Shizuoka Kytes Cricket Club Ground. Taken by R-G. M.

Well, that’s the left ankle. Rigt ankle coming right away!
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CROSSED DRAGON TATOO

May 18th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Yoichi, Shizuoka Kytes Cricket Club Ground. Taken by R-G. M.

Personally knowing the owner’s character, that tatoo fits perfectly!
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POTATO FLOWERS

May 14th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Chiyoda. Taken by R-G. M.

Would you believe that the French first cultivated potatoes not for food, but for their flowers?
Incidentally (that’s for Americans!) « French Fries » were invited by the Belgian!
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Man Hole Cover Design

April 30th, 2008. Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka JR Station North Exit. Taken by R-G. M.

Man Hole Covers (in this case, a fire hose cover) very often are decorated in Japan with local motifs.
In this case it advertizes the 400th Anniversary of the foundation of Shizuoka Festival.
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Red Clover Flowers

April 30th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Yoi Ichi, Shizuoka Kytes Cricket Club Ground. Taken by R-G. M.

Noticed these unusual red clover flowers among white ones on our ground. First time I see them!
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Marine Choir

April 17th, 2008. Numazu City, Senbonminato Machi, Maruten. Taken by R-G. M.

Deep-fried « Kasago » piled up in fornt of a sushi restaurant
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Silent Procession

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April 2nd, 2008. Seiken Ji Temple, Okitsu, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City. Taken by R-G. M.
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Seiken Ji Temple 2

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April 2nd, 2008. Seiken Ji Temple, Okitsu, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City. Taken by R-G. M.

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Seiken Ji Temple 1

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April 2nd, 2008. Seiken Ji Temple, Okitsu, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City. Taken by R-G. M.

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April 2nd, 2008. Seiki Ji Temple, Okitsu, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City. Taken by R-G. M.
EARLY BLOOMING

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March 27th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Mizuochi Cho, Sunpu Castle Moat. Taken by R-G. M.

Cherry blossoms opened at least a week early this year! They might be all gone by the time Shzuoka Festival starts…
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FORTUITOUS ENCOUNTER?

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March 26th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoba Koen. Taken by R-G. M.
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JOIN THE EDO FUN!

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March, 26th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Sunpu-cho, near Sunpu Castle moat. Taken by R-G. M.
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Fat Glory?

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January 3r, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku. Taken by R-G. M.
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Elongated Station?

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January 8th, 2008. Okitsu Station. Taken by R-G. M.
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Station on fire

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December 7th, 2007. Aino sation, 16:30. Taken by R-G. M.
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Red Round Fence?

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Navember 29th, 2007. Shuzenji. Taken by R-G. M.
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Autumn Morning Street Scene

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November 12th, 2007. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo. Taken by R-G. M.

Morning are so much brighter in the Fall.
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Atumn Sunrise

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November 8th, 2007. Shizuoka City, Aoi ku, Chiyoda. Taken by R-G. M.

Who said mornings were not romantic?
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Shimada Dancer

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October, 30th, 2007. Shimada city, Ooi Shrine. Taken by R-G. M.
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Morning Sunrise

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Ocober 19th, 2007. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Chiyoda. Taken by R-G. M.

It is the season for some interesting sunrises (and sunsets). This one was taken at 6:30 a.m. from my balcony.
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Sakura Ebi/Sakura Shrimps

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8th October, 2007. Yui City. Sakura Ebi Doori. taken by R-G. M.

Yui City in Shizuka Prefecture near, Shimizu Ku, is famous all over Japan for being the only harbour specialized in Sakura Ebi/Shrimps
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Scarecrows

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September, 9th, 2007. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Chiyoda. Taken by R-G. M.

Scarecrows do look more peaceful than their European counterparts…
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Storm Brew

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August 23rd, 2004. Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Kytes Cricket Club. Taken by R-G. M.

Just before the skies opened. Looked more like Australia than Japan!
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Gargoyle Bar

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August 14th, 2007. Susono City. near JR Station. Taken by R-G. M.

I can’t remember the name of the bar, but that Gargoyle was so inviting I shall stop there for a delightfully horrible drink next time!
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Shizuoka Sunset

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July 5th, 2007. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Sumpu Cho. aken by R-G. M

Now is a good season to take all those beautiful sunsets in unusuall settings.
Taken along the Sumpu castle moat.
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You Know Where

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You know where.
Taken by Lojol, in Fujinomiya city, March 20th 2007.
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Blue and Red

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« Blue And Red » (A Torii)
23rd March 2007, Main Sengen Shrine, Fujinomiya City. Sent by Lojol.
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Beautea

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February 26th, 2007. Kuniyoshida, Shizuoka city. Taken 2pat
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Futility?

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February 3rd 2007,Shizuoka City, Mizuho (from my window) by lojol
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February 6th, 2007. Shizuoka City, Suruga Ku, Mizuho. By 2pat.
The title « Beautility » speaks for itself!
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