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Title: All things WTAPS./180th entry「Happy Thanksgiving」

Since starting this kind of work, I have tried not to have
what they say in society "a line between work and private,"
I think about work even when I get home,
and even while I am at work I think about home.
Saying such a thing may sound a little sloppy, mixing work and private.
But, since this work is my living, what experienced up to now
becomes the basis of this activity of producing that has its
roots in the daily life, so I feel it is definitely normal.

Instead of drawing "lines" you need to pay fine caution to
"switching" and "adjusting". It is so fine it is almost easier to draw
a line, but this is something you cannot be caught slipping or
finding an easy way out.
The purpose is to do things, think about things, and take those
actions at the best timing, so the quality elevates of the daily life in
both work and private.
If you get caught slipping, that would be putting the cart before the horse.

It is assumed that the staff which is together for a long time, shares this same feeling,
but it is also the same for our families that support us.
I think each of us have a different daily life environment, and the problems we
all have are various. For staff from a completely different background to work
at a same place as others which are striving for the same goal, the families'
understanding is a must.

The other day we had a Thanksgiving dinner at the studio.
Like this dinner, we try to create reasons so that
every once in a while all of us can gather face to face.
At each of these gatherings, I truly feel how our work is made possible
from the support of our families we spend time together with.


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Title: All things WTAPS./175th entry「Studio」

2 months has passed by since we moved in August.
The place has changed, there are more people,
each one's place has changed a little,
and the changes happening are working into the daily routine well.

It may take a while until everyone is comfortable, but
the place the designer has newly called the studio
has become warmer and warmer
with meetings, etc. and the bustle of exhibition preparation for the end of next month.

Just like home, most of the daily life is spent here.
I feel it is a good place to grow old together with valuable friends.
I cannot wait
for all the things which will happen here.


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Title: All things WTAPS./170th entry「Seeing is believing」

This is about the other day.
I was blessed to be able to go to a country I have never been to before.
Thanks to the long travel times, difference in weather, and jet lag,
I was able to know again how big the world is.
In a land I visited for the fist time, my daily life was a little different from what I was used to
and the things which I heard from people
I was able to confirm with my own angle in actual scale.
There were many different people, many different cultures and history,
many different values existed
and even with things like this that are super normal
I really felt it by being a foreigner.

This time too I was able to have a great experience.
Seeing is believing is such a well put saying.


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Title: All things WTAPS./163rd entry「Memories」

At first the memory even had clear contours
but as time goes by it gets thinner,
the exact time and place, who was there and not there
all start to get fuzzy...

Maybe I am at an age where I lose confidence in memory retention and amount of the memory.
When talking about movies and music the actor's name or song does not come out as fast
and I feel like I somewhat forget more than before.
Of course, I am bad with those tests like what was yesterday's lunch.
Lately I rely on the internet, and not even trying to remember
but I am not sure if I am even trying to retain the information.
To add, lately it is not rare for me to find something I thought I knew for a long time to be wrong from the internet.

But, there are many things also which will not make me feel any better if I could remember more clearly so
times like that I feel it is unfortunate also.
It should have been just like how it was.
When you say you cannot forget something, you have to take it to heart,
but I feel you do not have to remember everything all crisp.

Don't know really why but was really happy,
don't know really why, but laughed a lot,
a little blurry is just right,
personally I like those kind of "memories".


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Title: All things WTAPS./158th entry「Every failure is a stepping stone to success」

There are times I make mistakes that completely knock me out.
Sleep or awake it is all about that.
I get really depressed.

Times like that, making a mistake is also so,
but the the thing that I get bummed about the most is myself.
The cause was inside me from way before.
Today's mistake is not only today's mistake.
You realize the usual confidence was overconfidence.

It would be easy if you got scolded hard like when you were a kid
but society is not that easy, nobody follows along.
After scurrying around a bit, you can only wait until it gets fixed,
trying to patch things up or giving excuses only leave an emptiness;
such tough time flows.
As if it recognizes how in your heart you want to be released from it
as soon as possible, the terrible feeling lingers.

But, it is how much of this terrible feeling you feel.
Without faking it, to know the "bad" of yourself.
Further, destroy what was just carelessly piled up,
and next time build a foundation and slowly build the pile up correctly.
If you do not do that, you just end up repeating the same mistake.

This does not mean you should make mistakes at whatever
but the mistakes that you happen to make, in other words a valuable experience,
it is about how much you can learn from it.


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