Sunday, April 28, 2013

Joe and Aki's three kinds of seeds, Ginkgo, Camellia and Hackberry planting

無事引っ越し終えました。
育ってくれるといいなぁ
タカコさんも面白い人ですね。今度ご近所でまた会いましょう!

We just finished moving (planting) them.
I hope they grow!!
I enjoyed hanging out with Takako!
Let's get together in our neighborhood!

Joe and Aki

Takako's Huckberry (Enoki エノキ) news.....!!!

砂入さん
Hi, Hiroshi,

今日は悲しいお知らせとなってしまいました。
I have a sad news to share with you today.

4月頭に芽をだしたtree projectの木ですが、今日お家に帰ってきたら
「うーんもうだめ」となっていました。
My Tree Project seed sprouted at the beginning of this April, but I found it down on the ground when I came home today... he didn't seem to be well at all.

先週末に手に入れたおもちゃの電柱を植木鉢に
加えて、ほくほくしていたのに。。。
I was so excited, especially after getting a toy street lamp last weekend, having it join the tree in the pot. 
実は今日の夜か明日にでも砂入さんとお知らせしようと
思って今日の朝写真とったところだったのに。。。
I was going to report to you about my bitty tree tonight or tomorrow with a photograph from this morning..

毎日話しかけていたのがプレッシャーとなったのかもしれない。
Maybe it was too much pressure for the tree that I was talking to him every day.
(というのは、種を植えた後一週間くらい毎日じっくり気になって
見つめていた間は発芽しなかったのに、週末ボストンに旅行に行って
家にいなかったら発芽していた、という過去を踏んでいるから。)
(Well, because, it didn't sprout for a week or so while I was looking at it really closely every day... but it did happily during my weekend Boston trip, when I was absent.)
子育てみたいなものでしょうか。
Maybe it's like raising a kid.
手をかけすぎたらだめ、みたいな。
Maybe I shouldn't have paid too much attentions like that.

とっても残念で、今日はちょっと家に帰ってきて燃え尽きました。
I was so disappointed and couldn't do anything else when I came home tonight.
この衝撃から立ち直った頃に、もう一度チャンスがあればリトライさせて
いただきたいと思います。
I will recover from this unfortunate event, and would love to try again if you would give me another chance.

では、引き続き砂入さんのtree projectのメーリングリスト/ウェイトリストに
名前を連ねさせてくださいませ。。。
So, will you please leave my name on your mailing list/waiting list for the Tree Project for another while...?

ごめんなさい。
Sincerely sorry.

Takako Tanabe





Saturday, April 27, 2013

"Tree Project Film" for The 10th Green Film Festival in Seoul 2013



"Tree Project Film" is selected for The 10th Green Film Festival in Seoul - this year’s Green Competition, the international competition category of the GFFIS.

Links:


Screening on 14:30, May 10th and 14:00, May 12nd at CGV Yongsan theater 

Info about Green Film Festival in English


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ginkgo survived in Arequipa, Peru!!!




"Emotion! A few weeks ago I went to the Fundo Inca in Arequipa to visit the Hibaku (ginko biloba) who nevertheless survive ... Thanks to all who participated in both stages of the project "Políticas del display (Patio Sobrevivencia)" first in [e] Star in Lima and then at El Cultural and the Museum of Contemporary art (MAC) in Arequipa ♥"

(Emoción! Hace unas semanas pasé por el Fundo INCA en Arequipa para visitar al Hibaku (ginko biloba) que a pesar de todo sobrevivó ... Garcias a todos los que participaron del proyecto "Políticas del display (Patio Sobrevivencia)" tanto en [e]Star en Lima como en El Cultural y Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC) de Arequipa ♥)



---Alejandra Ballón-Gutierrez

Spain: Blanca de la Torre's Chinese Hackberry tree and the exhibiton, Hybris at MUSAC, Spain

Dear Hiroshi, I just wanted to thank you again for participating in Hybris exhibition. The show is being a total succes...