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If you understand the first word of Zen
You understand the last:
But these two words
Are not one word.
 Mummonkan, Case XIII, Tokusan’s Bowl

I made this image about 1970 in a small town in Maine, how old are these girls? fine or six? No they might be 53 or 54 , if they are still alive. I wonder what happened in their lives that was so special that , even though I never saw them again, I never forgot them again either.

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Do you think I have too many imperfections to have a camera in my hand? I would agree. We agree  that the camera makes a recording of something real, but when we see the photograph we have different explanations, who has the imperfection and what is the explanation . . .

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At this point I cannot turn back, there is no one their . . .

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Weighting and watching, somewhere it will look,  The Way is pointed

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And the finger is easier to understand . . .

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Thats why I take _ _ _ _ _ —okonomiyake!!!

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What  a sad life you must have, left behind at your early age, and transported to a place  beyond God’s dreams

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Couda bin, if only no wood a bin,
When  finnegan  woke up this mournakin
He was bourne again
to love one more time.

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Onagain, offagain, winagain, lou’sagain
My chance always comes ’round
Why not inagain.

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When the shit hits the wit and
love is down wind
Look for me by night
When the moonlight kisses our love.

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Oh the wear width it all.

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Tarrets tearing around, Addio the old

This past month the famous Tsukiji market on Tokyo  has been moved. First time I went was visiting my parent in 1976, you get into the market then,  if you woke up very early,  and walk around inside, It got too busy, too many tourists and inside became less accessible.  But the outside was  fun too, deliveries were ongoing all the time, which is true of Tokyo in general where there tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of little businesses requiring  daily if not multi daily deliveries.

And one thing about business in Tokyo is that is highly competitive,  freshness and style are desired qualities and space is always at a premium.

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These little delivery vehicles, called “tarrets”  tear around the market moving fish from one place to another.

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Here is a  link  to a Youtube 30 minute video  ( Women Do Sushi Too, NHK, Inside Lens Series, May 2018) made by my sister (Deborah DeSnoo)  on Japanese women itamae (sushi chefs) which includes  footage of a visit to the old Tsukiji fishmarket accompanying a woman itamae buying the daily fish.

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Following are some memories I had last May.

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Not everyone uses the powered vehicle, some do it the old fashioned way

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I have not been to the new market, but I hope these  are not left behind.

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