Pictures etc.

Videos  =>

1)    My first “video appearance”. This is quite a while ago.

2)    An appearance during a program on JCOM broadcast network, commemorating my 10th anniversary (of opening my clinic).

3)    A very short appearance on a nationwide broadcast NHK broadcast.

4)    University students produced a short film to be entered in a competition. It won the second prize.

These movices can be downloaded from Google Drive – Public folder. Beside the Windows files listed there, there are also the original Quicktime Movie files.

July 2020: I was featured in a 1-hour BS program: 「私が日本にいる理由」. The file can be downloaded from Google Drive folder; “VTS_01_1.VOB” -> #1~3 = three files. Clicking on those files plays three different movie clips about 20 minutes in length. There should also be a trick to play everything together, but I don’t know exactly how to do that.

In my clinic during an interview for a 
local newspaper. (appr. 12 years ago)

In my clinic – formal attire; taken with the self-timer. This too is already a many years old.
This picture was taken by my daugher (a few years ago). I like to sit on that rock and watch the sunset. VERY beautiful from there.
This is NOT meditation. The sitting  position is for safety reasons only, because otherwise the wind may blow me off the rock.

On a very windy day. Enoshima in the back.
A Torii in the water. In front of Morito Shrine
Mt. Fuji and Enoshima as the look like in the winter – when there are no tourists.
 
When the tourists come, they turn the entire landscape into a mountain of garbage!
I use this kind of picture as a wallpaper on my computers.
冬季に真名瀬から見た。夏に観光客が来るとここはごみの山になる・・・ 
My clinic viewed fro outside – in autum and during rain. This is a little old. The building has been for some years now green.
 
The waiting room. Viewed from the treatment room. 
An old-fashioned way of boiling water; both for the tea and humidifying the air.
I love this.
鉄瓶が大好き。冬ではストーブの上。夏でもお湯を沸かすときに使う。
お茶の味は違う!

I am practicing “instant movement”
「瞬間移動」の練習
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Here I am almost “gone” while the camera releases its shutter.
カメラのシャッターが切れる間殆ど消えてゆく
Here I am still VERY young …
とても若かった。
At the age of about 12, as a boy scout.
十二歳頃。ボイスカウトをしている。
When I was about 14 and practicing Judo, a Japanese Japanese naval vessel visited our port and I am shown with one of the soldiers I befriended at that time. My first encounter with “REAL” Japanese martial arts.
 
At the age of about 20, examination for the first “Dan” in Aikido. That made me (at that time) the 56th person in Germany with a Dan grade.

Master Tanigawa, who accepted me as a pupil after a word from the priest Koun Suhara.

Fresh in Japan, practicing in “my” garden:
Kyudo – the thing I came for …
I had also some fun time on my bike
日本に来て初期にバイクも乗った。
For a few years I practiced tea ceremony. Just for my personal fun, not to obtain any of the available licences.
 
お茶も何年間やりました。何かの免許を取るためではなく、ただ好きだったから。


A relatively young couple ….
比較的「新婚さん」・・・

And after more than 20 years clinical practice …
そして20年余りの臨床後・・・

Since my/our financial resources always have been rather restricted, I hesitated for a while to buy wedding rings. But … I made a “one set only” pair of wedding rings from wood – complete with names engraved on the inside.
My eldest son 2-3 weeks after he was born (36 years ago). The other day I was watching this and other pictures with some of my children and one remarked: “the imbalance between the very thick thighs and comparatively thin chest is striking …”  This shows clearly, that I am by disposition NOT a runner, but may be destined for the bicycle.

3年前お祭りのとき。その後また(大分)太った。 / Three years ago at a festival. After that I gained still more …

今年の春(2010年2月)。現在もう少し落としている。/ In February of this year (2010). After this picture was taken, I lost a little more. By July 2010 about 23 kg altogether.
Is the difference visible?
右の写真: 昨年4月仕事用に「特大サイズの専門店」で買ったズボンです。その時丁度良かった。 picture: I bought that pants last year in April in a shop for extra large sizes. At that time it fit ……..  
工事現場における通訳の仕事中。 Working on a construction site for the construction supervisor as an interpreter.
At the end point of one of my “standard courses”. This course is 30-40 km and takes my twice over a mountain I had the greatest difficulties to climb once, when I did that the first time.
This is another corner of the same “end point” as above. 今度もう少し良いお天気で撮られた写真を載せましょう。
A little event organized by the local shop owners, during which I “offered” explanation. Nobody really wanted to have that explanation …
The bridge at the emperor’s villa.
This is in a little park on top of the mountain I often cross(ed) twice as exercise.
After the first shrine visit in 2016. The entire family.
2016年の初詣。家族全員が集まっている。
The whole family gathered for my 60th birthday. That is called in Japanese “Kanreki” and has here a special meaning -> it means one has come “a full circle” since one’s birth.

Neulich zu meinem 60zigsten Geburtstag war die ganze Familie versammelt. Der 60zigste Geburtstag ist hier in Japan (aufgrund buddhistischer Vorstellungen) etwas ganz besonderes.

As of April 2017 all children have left our house. That may be sad, but it also offers us a chance to go for a spin without prior notice and without having to worry about the children coming home and NOT finding any prepared meal. THAT is very refreshing. My wife and I went on a spontaneous day trip to Odawara castle. The picture shows us in front of the cherry blossoms on the castle ground.

Seit April 2017 sind alle Kinder aus dem Haus und “selbstständig”. Das ist einerseits etwas traurig, gibt uns aber andererseits die Gelegenheit mal eben so wegzufahren, ohne das wir uns dabei um die Kinder, beziehungsweise deren Abendessen sorgen müssten. Diese Foto zeigt meine Frau und mich vor in voller Blüte stehenden Kirschbäumen auf dem Gelände des Odawara Schlosses, wo wir ganz spontan einmal hingefahren sind.
It rains ONLY over the Morito shrine. Maybe the chief priest (guji = 宮司)of the shrine misbehaved?
ここは森戸神社の所だけ(!)に雨が降っている。宮司の行いが悪かったのでしょうか。
Hier regnet es AUSSCHLIEßLICH über dem Morito Schrein hier an unserem Strand. Vielleicht ein Zeichen der Götter, weil sich der Hauptpriester irgendwie schlecht aufgeführt hat?
A “collaboration” between a bright blue autumn sky, the red leaves of a maple tree and the faint purple flowers of bell tree dahlia (Dahlia imperialis). They are rather big: diameter of about 15 cm.

Hier sieht man das Zusammenspiel eines schönen, blauen Herbsthimmels, die rotgefärbten Blätter eines Ahornbaums und die weiß-violetten Blütten der Dahlia imperalis. Die “Blume” wächst bis zu 4 m oder höher und die Blütten haben einen Durchmesser von ca. 15 cm.

View from the little “Shinnase” (place name) harbor a few hundred meters from my clinic. I pass this place everyday on my way to work and back home.

新瀬港 - 毎日治療院に行くと時と家に帰る時ここを通る。