Notogawa Suisha Video

https://youtu.be/deZpJJBXq7M Notogawa Suisha is an old waterwheel (actually two waterwheels) in Higashi-Omi, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The site includes a small park, a little museum, and a boat rental facility. This quiet park, about 30 kilometers from my home, is one of my favorite places. Video was recorded with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 II. Audio was […]

Sounds of Aircraft and a Boat at Lake Biwa

https://soundcloud.com/gpjp/airplane-and-boat-at-biwako A small airplane and a fishing boat recorded from the shore of Lake Biwa along Shiga Route 25 in Okishima-cho, Omihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan (map). We can hear gentle waves on the nearby shore, but internal combustion engines dominate this otherwise quiet environment. Other human sounds include a jet aircraft high overhead and […]

Black Kites and Power Lines

High-voltage power lines span Yasugawa along the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) tracks. Japanese black kites perch in trees on both banks along this section of the river, and often we can see them soaring overhead. Often they fly along the power lines. On October 12, 2014, I happened to be shooting video when a black kite […]

Sounds of Notogawa Suisha

Notogawa Suisha is a very large old waterwheel that continues to turn slowly in Higashi-Omi, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The site includes a small park and a boat rental facility. Recorded with a Sony M10 on August 13, 2014. https://soundcloud.com/gpjp/notogawa-suisha The recording is also available on radio aporee ::: maps. The map below shows the location […]

Decommissioning the POETS Web Server

At the end of 2013 (January 1, 2014 here in Japan) I shut down a Web server, Personalized Online Electronic Text Services (POETS), at Kyoto Notre Dame University. Now all requests to POETS are redirected to a page on my personal Web site at the university, POETS Web server retired December 31, 2013. As I […]