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My recent topics and interests, Episode 6

(by S. Miyauchi, Professional Engineer, Doctor of Engineering, JSME Fellow)

About my pottery

Although I collect antiques for long times (See the below photo "Antiques in my study"), I really wanted to make potteries myself. So I started it as an extension of the habit of making things peculiar to Japanese engineers (物作り, mono-dzukuri). I show you some of my works (photos below). Since last year (2017) was the year of the Rooster, in the middle of a big round dish, I put moon and Feng (鳳, the sacred bird) in it. Two flower vases are Shigaraki style.

Surely, there are many pleasure of making things (mono-dzukuri) as follows.

①The above mentioned Feng was pressed with the rubber stamp bought at the longly established stamp shop in

Kyoto ( "Sansuiga" (山水画, Japanese-style landscape painting) on the small

dish is pressed by the antique stamp I bought in Nanjing in 1986.

②Platycodon grandiflorus that is a pretty blue flower swaying lightly in autumn breezeis is my family crest. I made

tyouka (貼花) from clay board by a cooking cutting die, and attached it to the main body. In addition, tyouka were

heavily used in Tang Celadon, those amazingness and decorativeness are surely Tang Dynasty Spirit.

③ It is also interesting to write symbolic Chinese characters by a glaze that is not ease to flow. The character of "旬"

(syun) on the lid of the teapot represents the blessing of the delicious seasonal food.

④From Wudi (武帝) the Great of the Heydime Han Dynasty (2nd century B.C.), Zhang Qian (張騫) received the

order to form an alliance with Yuezhi (月氏, Kushan, Eastern Iranian Nomads) against Xiongnu (匈奴, Perhaps

Huns). He went to the west to the west toward the sunset and crossed the Tian Shan mountains (天山) to Sogdiana

(Transoxiana around Samarkand). My pottery inscription "穿空" is due to his pseudonym whose meaning is "to

penetrate through space". For me as an engineer and a kind of scientist, it also has a meaning to open up the

horizon of knowledge.





宮内 直(技術士、工学博士、機械学会フェロー) 地方公立名門高校の卒業生は人間力と好奇心・地頭が強く伸び代が大。率直で元気で挑戦的、ストレス・逆境に強く、様々の境遇の仕事相手の懐へ初対面でも飛込む。また地方の親達は「子供は何とか国立大学へ」と懸命に働き、子供もその感謝で社会に出て勤勉なので企業に人気。地方創生が最近よく話題になるが、明治の近代化から戦後復興・高度成長は、江戸時代の全264藩(領邦)


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人間、「はい、ここまで」という日は来る。 突然来る(交通事故など)。 一定期間の予告をもって来る場合もある(癌の告知後数か月から数年など。)。 病床に2、3日臥せれば、あっという間の身体の衰えを意識する。 身体、頭、目、手、足を動かしての命である。 「はいここまで」が来るまで、毎日、身体、頭、目、手、足を動かすことだ。 それは試験の1時間と同じだ。一生は試験の1時間だ。 「はいここまで」と言われる


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