Most viewed - Exhibitions 写真展
010-IMG_0497.jpg
Otsu Exhibition, Nov. 21 - Dec. 4, 2005 at Shiga Kaikan, Otsu, Shiga. Right across from the Shiga Prefectural Office. 滋賀会館406 viewsFor this exhibition, I created my own photographic rendition of the places and scenes mentioned in the song and also photographed all the stone monuments dedicated to the song. I used Photoshop to composite images and to alter the colors into a dreamy condition as the song suggests. I also translated the lyrics into English.

The exhibition was held at Shiga Kaikan, right across from the Shiga Prefectural Office. Shiga Kaikan has two spaces for exhibitions, and I used the smaller space called Bunka Salon Gallery.

Map: http://www.shiga-bunshin.or.jp/shigakaikan/map.html
Address: Kyomachi 3-4-22, Otsu, Shiga Pref.
Phone: 077-525-9995
〒520-0044 大津市京町三丁目 4-22
Web site: http://www.shiga-bunshin.or.jp/shigakaikan/
im346-IMG_5706.jpg
The museum's 2nd floor is an exhibition space where I once exhibited photos of song monuments.131 views
022-news.jpg
In the news: Article in Asahi Shimbun, Dec. 11, 2005 Sunday morning edition. The headline reads, "Let's Make an English Version of the Rowing Song."125 viewsA reporter for the Asahi Shimbun in Otsu thought my project was worthy enough for a story in the Dec. 11, 2005 Sunday morning edition of the newspaper's Shiga News page (distributed in Shiga Prefecture).

The headline reads, "Let's Make an English Version of the Boat Song." It describes my project to create an English version of the song and have it sung at the annual choir contest in June in Imazu (which didn't happen in 2006). It also quotes people in Imazu who welcome my project for an English version.

2005年12月11日の朝日新聞朝刊の滋賀版に僕の写真展と歌の英語化を大きく掲載されました。あんなちっぽけな写真展で注目されるなんて想像もつきませんでした。

英語版を2006年6月3日に発表したあとも各新聞紙の滋賀版で大きく報道されました。詳細はここ。
1 comments
060-NOTICE3.jpg
Nagahama Exhibition, July 1 - Aug. 10, 2006 at Biwa Library, Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture. Exhibition poster.90 views
133-IMG_6629.jpg
Eight exhibition panels in the spacious lobby.89 views
116-IMG_3371.jpg
One half of the exhibition. It is similar to the exhibition held here a year before, but many new photos have been added. They include photos of the Kyoto Univ. Rowing Club and our activities in the past year.83 views
147-20080630_6387.jpg
Imazu Jr. High Lake Biwa Rowing Exhibition, July 1-30, 2008 at Imazu Public Library, Takashima, Shiga. I showed mainly photos of Imazu Jr. High's rowing club rowing across Lake Biwa from Nagahama to Imazu.83 views
030-NOTICE.jpg
Imazu Exhibition, May 16 - June 25, 2006 at Biwako Shuko no Uta Shiryokan, Takashima, Shiga. Photo exhibition poster.80 views
109-IMG_2954.jpg
2nd floor gallery in Yokaichi Public Library. This floor is also like a coffee shop.73 views
158-20080630_6380.jpg
Right showcase69 views
kp086-P1040420.jpg
Kyoto International Photo Showcase, Nov. 16-20, 2011 at Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto. 京都市国際交流会館66 views
160-20080630_6394.jpg
64 views
157-20080630_6383.jpg
Left showcase63 views
162-20080630_6391.jpg
63 views
149-20080630_6403.jpg
On the wall, I had ten frames containing two A4-size photos each.61 views
154-20080630_6382.jpg
Center showcase61 views
159-20080630_6393.jpg
The left showcase introduced the traditional-style, wooden fixed-seat boat used to row across the lake.61 views
145-IMG_1193.jpg
60 views
101-IMG_9114.jpg
Exhibition during the Okaya International Exchange Association's 15th anniversary festival.59 views
161-20080630_6392.jpg
The right showcase showed photos of our activities.59 views
155-20080630_6395.jpg
The center showcase introduced the Lake Biwa Rowing Song.58 views
012-IMG_3547.jpg
Title: Lake Biwa Rowing Song - In Pictures and in English Bunka Salon Gallery (also a coffee shop) inside Shiga Kaikan. 「琵琶湖周航の歌」〜写真と英語に〜57 viewsThe title was "Lake Biwa Boating Song - In Pictures and in English." I later changed the song title to "Lake Biwa Rowing Song."

Shiga Kaikan has two spaces for exhibitions, and I used the smaller space called Bunka Salon Gallery.

One entire wall and half of another wall were available for exhibitions free of charge.
013-IMG_0541.jpg
My first and very small exhibition to introduce "Lake Biwa Rowing Song" in English. The English lyrics were still unfinished, so only an English translation was presented.57 viewsI showed three images per verse (6 verses total), plus caption sheets and artist's message, boating map, and composer's biography on the other wall.

All the pictures were printed on A4 inkjet paper. Very low budget exhibition, but it caught the interest of one newspaper reporter. I later changed the song title to "Lake Biwa Rowing Song."

Exhibition Date & Time: Nov. 21 to Dec. 4, 2005, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, closed Mon.

Map: http://www.shiga-bunshin.or.jp/shigakaikan/map.html
Address: Kyomachi 3-4-22, Otsu, Shiga Pref.
Phone: 077-525-9995
〒520-0044 大津市京町三丁目 4-22
Web site: http://www.shiga-bunshin.or.jp/shigakaikan/
141-IMG_1045.jpg
8th panel showing more newspaper articles, and guest book messages.54 views
148-20080630_6409.jpg
The exhibition was at the library entrance with a wall and three showcases.53 views
152-20080630_6406.jpg
53 views
153-20080630_6407.jpg
Also see my photos of the Imazu Jr. High School Rowing Club rowing across Lake Biwa.53 views
140-IMG_6648.jpg
7th panel showing photos of our song-related activities. Our first public performance, appearance on NHK Nodo Jiman, CD recording, etc. Also newspaper articles.52 views
150-20080630_6404.jpg
52 views
014-IMG_0519.jpg
For each verse (total 6 verses), I showed three photos and a caption sheet with my non-singable English translation of the verse.49 views「琵琶湖周航の歌」をイメージ写真付きで英訳された作詞と英文説明で紹介する写真展です。歌に登場する各地の写真や6番まですべての歌碑も英語で紹介。外国人も知って欲しい名曲です。英語の勉強にも!

2005年11月21日(月)〜12月4日(日) 9:30〜17:00
滋賀県大津市 滋賀会館 文化サロンギャラリー  入場無料
〒520-0044 大津市京町三丁目 4-22
Tel: 077-525-9995
HP: http://www.shiga-bunshin.or.jp/shigakaikan/

アクセス:
JR大津駅びわ湖口(北口)から徒歩5分
京阪浜大津駅からバス7分
名神大津インターからバス5分
京阪島ノ関駅から徒歩3分

1971年に加藤登紀子の大ヒットになったこの「琵琶湖周航の歌」は、昨年までに僕は聞いたことない。昨年の春に長野県諏訪市の御柱祭りを見に行ったときに岡谷市に泊まって近くの諏訪湖で散歩すると歌の作詞家である小口太郎(岡谷出身)の銅像があって「琵琶湖周航の歌」が紹介されて非常に興味深いものと思った。

英語で紹介したいなと思ってこの歌の英語版とイメージ写真をやっと完成しました。そしていつかこの歌を英語で歌ってもらいたい。歌詞を英語にすることはあまり難しくないが、それを歌のメロディに合わせることが大変。まだそこまで完成していない。もっと時間が必要。できあがったら、勿論また発表します。

この文化サロンは、サロン形の喫茶店になっている。
143-IMG_1190.jpg
Shiga JET Art Show, March 20-23, 2008 at Biwako Bunkakan, Otsu, Shiga. Shiga's JET teachers held an art show and I provided photos for Jamie Thompson, a Shiga JET.49 views
156-20080630_6396.jpg
Center showcase (right part).49 views
021-IMG_0528.jpg
On the adjacent wall, I showed a map of the rowing route, artist's message in English and Japanese, and an English biography of Taro Oguchi, the songwriter.48 views
033-IMG_3551.jpg
Title: Lake Biwa Rowing Song - In Pictures and in English 「琵琶湖周航の歌」写真と英語に. Entrance to exhibition room in the song museum, Imazu.47 views
061-IMG_3626.jpg
Lute Plaza, which includes Biwa Library in Nagahama, Shiga. 20-min. bus ride from Nagahama Station.46 views
037-IMG_3017.jpg
Crowd gathers45 views
017-IMG_0532.jpg
Verse 3 photos (Imazu)43 views
020-IMG_0535.jpg
Verse 6 photos (Chomeiji)43 views
101-IMG_9107.jpg
Title: Lake Biwa Rowing Song in English 「琵琶湖周航の歌」英語版43 views
015-IMG_0530.jpg
Verse 1 photos (Otsu)42 views
019-IMG_0758.jpg
Verse 5 photos (Hikone)42 views
062-IMG_0042.jpg
Biwa Library びわ図書館42 views
042-IMG_0082.jpg
Verse 4 photos (Chikubushima)41 views
071-IMG_3600.jpg
41 views
107-yokaichi.jpg
Yokaichi Exhibition, May 9-27, 2007 at Yokaichi Public Library, HigashiOmi, Shiga. Photo exhibition poster.39 views
031-IMG_7210.jpg
Biwako Shuko no Uta Shiryokan song museum, in Imazu, Shiga 琵琶湖周航の歌資料館38 views
111-IMG_2949.jpg
Second panel explaining Verses 3 and 4.38 views
146-IMG_1196.jpg
38 views
108-IMG_0345.jpg
Yokaichi Public Library, near Yokaichi Station. 東近江市 八日市図書館37 views
115-NOTICEIMAZU2007.jpg
2nd Imazu Exhibition, May 30 - July 1, 2007 at Biwako Shuko no Uta Shiryokan, Takashima, Shiga. This was the second time to have an exhibition here. Photo exhibition poster.37 views
131-LUCCIFLYER.jpg
Maibara Exhibition, July 19 - Aug. 3, 2007 at Lucci Plaza, Maibara, Shiga. Near Omi-Nagaoka Station. Photo exhibition poster.37 views
142-IMG_6663.jpg
Exhibition title even on the rear side of the exhibition panels.37 views
151-20080630_6405.jpg
37 views
im345-IMG_5771.jpg
Bulletin board at Omi-Imazu Station. The poster on the left is for my photo exhibition at the Biwako Shuko no Uta Shiryokan song museum. More info about Lake Biwa Rowing Song here.37 views
129-IMG_3386.jpg
13th panel showing photos of Kyoto University Rowing Club rowing around Lake Biwa in Aug. 2006.36 views
137-IMG_6645.jpg
5th panel showing Verse 4 (Chikubushima)36 views
063-IMG_3593.jpg
Title: Lake Biwa Rowing Song - Sing in English! 「琵琶湖周航の歌」英語で歌おう! Entrance to Biwa Library.35 views
110-IMG_2948.jpg
First panel explaining Verses 1 and 2, Yokaichi Public Library 2nd floor gallery35 views
112-IMG_2951.jpg
Third panel explaining Verses 5 and 6.35 views
068-IMG_3611.jpg
Photo exhibition panels at Biwa Library34 views
080-IMG_8277.jpg
Omi-Hachiman One-Day Exhibition, Oct. 29, 2006 at Shima Kominkan Public Hall, Omi-Hachiman, Shiga. 島公民館文化祭34 views
083-IMG_8292.jpg
Title: Lake Biwa Rowing Song in English 「琵琶湖周航の歌」英語版34 views
130-IMG_3320.jpg
Last panel showing news articles and Web pages and people singing the song.34 views
136-IMG_6644.jpg
3rd panel showing Verse 3 (Imazu)34 views
138-IMG_6646.jpg
5th panel showing Verse 5 (Hikone)34 views
139-IMG_6647.jpg
6th panel showing Verse 6 (Chomeiji)34 views
039-IMG_0079.jpg
Verse 5 song monument photos (Hikone)33 views
034-IMG_2830.jpg
Exhibition room on the 2nd floor of the Biwako Shuko no Uta Shiryokan song museum.33 views
064-IMG_3595.jpg
Photo exhibition in Biwa Library, Nagahama, Shiga Pref.33 views
065-IMG_3598.jpg
Photo exhibition in Biwa Library33 views
066-IMG_3613.jpg
Photo exhibition panels at Biwa Library33 views
069-IMG_3602.jpg
33 views
085-IMG_8301.jpg
Two panels on left wall33 views
090-IMG_8298.jpg
Photos of Kyoto University Rowing Club's Lake Biwa rowing trip, including a picture of them posing with the Chomeiji song monument.33 views
100-IMG_9106.jpg
Okaya One-Day Exhibition, Mar. 4, 2007 at Canora Hall, Okaya, Nagano.33 views
118-IMG_3308.jpg
2nd panel showing Verse 1 (Otsu)33 views
124-IMG_3314.jpg
8th panel showing song monuments for Verses 1-333 views
125-IMG_3382.jpg
9th panel showing song monuments for Verses 4-633 views
016-IMG_0531.jpg
Verse 2 photos (Omi-Maiko)32 views
084-IMG_8296.jpg
Center exhibition panel with song location images32 views
102-IMG_9109.jpg
My photo exhibition with two panels showing photos of places mentioned in the song and song monuments.32 views
114-IMG_2952.jpg
Fifth and final panel showing photos of our song-related activities.32 views
113-IMG_2950.jpg
Fourth panel showing all the song monuments in Shiga and Okaya, Nagano.32 views
117-IMG_3307.jpg
1st panel explaining about the exhibition and English song. This exhibition coincides with the June 16, 2007 release of our Lake Biwa Rowing Song CD.32 views
121-IMG_3311.jpg
5th panel showing Verse 4 (Chikubushima)32 views
120-IMG_3310.jpg
4th panel showing Verse 3 (Imazu)32 views
123-IMG_3313.jpg
7th panel showing Verse 6 (Chomeiji)32 views
126-IMG_3316.jpg
10th panel showing Oguchi Taro song monument and his grave and house in Okaya, Nagano.32 views
127-IMG_3317.jpg
11th panel showing photos of our song-related activities. Our first public performance, appearance on NHK Nodo Jiman, CD recording, etc.32 views
128-IMG_3318.jpg
12th panel showing photos of our song-related activities.32 views
018-IMG_0533.jpg
Verse 4 photos (Chikubushima)31 views
044-IMG_0084.jpg
Verse 3 photos (Imazu)31 views
082-IMG_8303.jpg
Entrance to my photo exhibition in Shima Kominkan Public Hall during their day-long Bunka-sai Culture Festival.31 views
067-IMG_3612.jpg
Photo exhibition panels31 views
122-IMG_3312.jpg
6th panel showing Verse 5 (Hikone)31 views
119-IMG_3376.jpg
3rd panel showing Verse 2 (Omatsu or Omi-Maiko)31 views
134-IMG_6642.jpg
1st panel for Verse 1 and explanation about the exhibition and English song.31 views
132-IMG_6602.jpg
Operated by the city, Lucci Plaza is a multi-purpose facility with a concert hall, public library, restaurant, and health and welfare center.31 views
035-IMG_2935.jpg
30 views
046-IMG_3271.jpg
Verse 2 photos (Omi-Maiko)30 views
086-IMG_8299.jpg
Two panels on right wall30 views
089-IMG_8297.jpg
Photos of song monuments.30 views
087-IMG_8294.jpg
Introduction to the song and newspaper articles30 views
088-IMG_8295.jpg
Explanation of English lyrics for the six verses.30 views
103-IMG_9111.jpg
Left panel.30 views
105-IMG_9112.jpg
Below the photos were explanation of the song and English lyrics.30 views
049-IMG_2821.jpg
Photos of the song monument and Taro Oguchi statue in Okaya, Nagano, his hometown.30 views
070-IMG_3601.jpg
The photos displayed were almost the same as the Imazu exhibition.29 views
081-IMG_8282.jpg
Opening ceremony for the Culture Festival (Bunka-sai) at this public hall near Chomeiji temple in Omi-Hachiman.29 views
037a-IMG_2820.jpg
Verse 6 song monument photos (Chomeiji)29 views
048-IMG_2809.jpg
Verse 1 photos (Otsu)29 views
135-IMG_6643.jpg
2nd panel showing Verse 2 (Omatsu or Omi-Maiko)29 views
144-IMG_1192.jpg
Biwako Bunkakan is the lakeside building that looks like a castle. Used to be an aquarium before it was converted into an art museum. Now closed.29 views
040-IMG_0080.jpg
Verse 5 photos (Hikone)28 views
038-IMG_0078.jpg
Verse 6 photos (Chomeiji)28 views
041-IMG_0081.jpg
Verse 4 song monument photos (Chikubushima)28 views
043-IMG_0083.jpg
Verse 3 song monument photos (Imazu)28 views
091-IMG_8288.jpg
28 views
104-IMG_9110.jpg
Right panel.28 views
037a-IMG_0085.jpg
Exhibition introduction28 views
106-IMG_9113.jpg
Some English explanations also provided.27 views
045-IMG_2812.jpg
Verse 2 song monument photos (Omi-Maiko)27 views
047-IMG_2810.jpg
Verse 1 song monument photos (Otsu)27 views
 
123 files on 1 page(s)