Radiation alert, Sendai is lucky, but be careful.
 Here is the link to check the daily radiation level in Sendai area.
http://www.bureau.tohoku.ac.jp/anzen/monitoring/
( measured by Tohoku University Cyclotron and Radioisotope center)

I talked to my mother this morning. They don't have the gas recovered, yet so they have hard time cooking or making hot water. More so, they are lack in food. The situation could be worst, she said.  I wish I was there to help them, being so far away can't do much, wising more people to be found and fast recovery.
2011.03.23 Wednesday 06:14 | comments(1) | trackbacks(0)
If this is a dream, we want to wake up from it.
 On 3.11, North part of Japan had attacked by the mega scale earthquake, where I am from. Since then, I've been obsessively paying attention to the news hoping for the fast recovery. My house, my family are all fine there. However, other people who have lost their lives and house, I am very sorry for. I really want the whole scenario is a dream so finally when we wake up, things are the way it was.
I just talked to my sister on the phone today, worrying about the radiation level. They go to work, trying to have their normal lives back desperately. She told me they go to work because we all want the fast recovery in the midst of radiation alert. Well, her work place at Tohoku University Agricultural dept. measures the nuclear level every hour, which tell them the level hasn't been raise at all, so it is a good news for the area.
I just sent a package of energy bars and non-water use shampoo. They are staying strong, even without food, water, and electricity.
I also received an email from Shiga Lieko san who is a friend living by the Sendai airport. She has been through a lot since hosted by one of the shelters. She said, "it is our fault that we consumed too much electricity"  it is true. We're always used to have water and electricity. I keep thinking about the village in Estonia, where i was two years ago with self-sustained lives. They know how to live in the wood, how to start the fire, how to get the water, how to preserve vegetable...etc.
well, I just hope they all have enough food, water, warm blanket, medicine, gas,. 





2011.03.17 Thursday 03:35 | comments(2) | trackbacks(0)
Back in summer Paris!
Here I am in Le 104, Paris, continue working on my video project where I left three months ago. I got to work!
K
2010.07.02 Friday 19:15 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)
These days
It has been very busy... getting to know how things around,
preparing for shootings etc.
Le 104 is a great place, though. I started to know what this place is for, it is for the community, plus the cafe serves wonderful dishes. I visited other resident artist's open studio today and a screening in the evening, which was nice. It is a bit far from the center of the city, but I am happy, gradually meeting Parians.

ps. thank you for interested in helping my project. It will be mostly for volunteer works. hope to see you soon.
2010.01.18 Monday 10:36 | comments(2) | trackbacks(0)
At 104
-8 degrees in Paris tonight.
I arrived here three days ago. There have been some good
days and bad days in general, but today was a good one,
because I revisited a lady from two years ago and she
remembered me! I finally got some inspiration to move
forward to do the project here. Well, this will be the
most difficult task that I've ever tried in the past. But
I love Paris.
More details
http://www.104.fr/#fr/Artistes/A177-Kanako_Sasaki
2010.01.08 Friday 08:43 | comments(1) | trackbacks(0)