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January 20, 2013

A Boy Get Stolen From A Painting

January 19th, 2013 -San Diego

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Photo (a kidnapped boy, looking at raindrops through the window at his house)

A boy got stolen from a painting of San Diego based artist Shoko Hachiya. Kidnapping happened sometime between Dec 11th- Jan 8th while the painting with a boy (6 x 6 mixed medium) was displayed along with her other works at a local venue.

Police are investigating the case. However the investigation has been very difficult since the boy has no name, no personal records on any documents, in fact he is not an American. Since he is not a legal citizen, police suspects that he may be a terrorist or spy.

An expert says that people who steal art works are usually not the ones who enjoy art, but they understand that some people buy them. Sometimes they steal for mere excitement. Thieves usually have internal struggles such as boredom, apathy, obesity and low self-esteem. “Personally I think stealing art from museums is pretty bad-ass, but stealing art from local no-name artists is just lame. There are difference. Shoplifting from corporations that abuse modern-day slaves holds a sense of “taking something back.” But again, stealing things like local art doesn’t do any social justice,” he added.

Miss. Hachiya says, “Maybe he didn’t  even get stolen. He got bored looking at raindrops way too long so decided to leave or something. Next time I should try to animate him so he can move around in the frame at least.” But she plans to cast a spell of obesity and bad teeth at the thief if she ever finds out that someone actually did steal the boy. If the thief has a pre-existing condition of obesity and bad teeth, she’ll put the thief in front of the Shell’s front-line drilling team in Antarctica to prevent Shell from drilling and devastating the environment again. The boy really liked polar-bears and penguins, she says.

A good news is there is a witness of the boy. Ann Hemingway (29) says she saw the boy at a pond in San Diego State University. Apparently he was hanging out with turtles and fish at the pond. He also had a small boat and a binocular.

If you see the boy, please contact Eagles Nest Productions. The boy disappeared in the middle of producing their new short film starring the boy.

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The boy at the pond (photo taken by Miss Hemingway)

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December 28, 2012

Kobo Abe and Hiroshi Teshigahara 安部公房と勅使河原宏

日本映画界の大御所で大きな力を持っていた黒沢彰や小津安二郎の後に、新しいタイプの文学や芸術や映画の世界を切り開いて行った勅使河原宏や安部公房についての話です。

There are stories about people such as Kobo Abe and Hiroshi Teshigahara who developed new kind of literature, art and films after domination of huge formidable power of big names in the industry such as Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu. Very inspiring stories.